Trio Returns from Kelly Cup Finals teamSeptember 29, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) Alaska Aces
Imbeault returns to the Aces after spending last week in training camp with the Manitoba Moose (AHL), the team for whom former Alaska head coach Keith McCambridge now serves as an assistant. The 23-year-old Imbeault, a native of Montreal, finished fourth on the Aces with 47 points and was one of three players on the club to finish with exactly 20 goals. He registered the first hat trick of his pro career in a 4-3 win at Las Vegas December 27, enjoyed a four-point night including the game-winning goal in a 6-3 triumph at Victoria, and finished a solid +7.
Imbeault remained consistent throughout Alaska's run to the Kelly Cup Finals, placing fourth on the club with 19 points (7g-12a), including three-point nights against Victoria in Game 2 of the West Division Finals and Las Vegas in Game 4 of the National Conference Finals. He spent the bulk of his rookie season with Johnstown, scoring 26 goals in only 56 ECHL games and representing the Chiefs on the American Conference all-star team, though he did not play as a result of an AHL call-up to Providence. In 18 career AHL games, Imbeault has scored five goals and assisted on four others.
Turek joined Alaska midway through last season after three years at Michigan State, where he helped the Spartans win the 2007 NCAA championship and reach the West Regional Final in 2008. Originally a fourth-round (94th overall) draft pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2006, the 22-year-old Turek scored three goals and assisted on three others while going +7 in 35 regular season games for the Aces. In the playoffs, he finished fourth on the team with a +9 rating and added one goal and six assists in 19 games.
Marsh, 25, will be entering his sixth professional season in 2009-10, having been acquired by the Aces March 4 in exchange for Erik Felde. Marsh did not play a regular season game for Alaska, but having played eight ECHL games for Reading earlier in the campaign, was eligible for the postseason and scored in his second game with the club, helping the Aces take a commanding 3-1 series lead at Utah in the opening round. His only regular season goal came with the Chicago Wolves (AHL) and turned out to be the game-winner against Rockford December 21.
The Aces, who were denied a second Kelly Cup in four years when South Carolina won 4-2 in Game 7 of last year's championship series, welcome Victoria to Anchorage for the regular season opener on October 16 at 7:15 p.m., with two more games on the 17th and 19th. The third annual "Paint the Rink Pink" pre-season games at Sullivan Arena will be played against Kalamazoo next Wednesday and Thursday at 7:15 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from those games will be donated to Breast Cancer Focus, Inc., and the American Cancer Society in Alaska.
ECHL Stories from September 29, 2009
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