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Archambault leads Aces offense with goal, assist in 6-3 loss

October 24, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) - Alaska Aces News Release

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Jonathan Lessard's two goals and Ty Rimmer's 33 saves steered the Bakersfield Condors over the Alaska Aces, 6-3 in the first matchup of the season before a crowd of 2,553 at Rabobank Arena on Thursday.

Tim Coffman gave the Aces their first lead of the season, 9:05 in when he rifled a wrister past Rimmer from the right circle. Bakersfield answered on Lessard's breakaway goal, after he bursted from the penalty box, at 16:05 for a 1-1 tie.

Three goals in the second period cost Niklas Lundstrom with his time in net, lifted for Andy Iles after Lessard's second goal of the game. Jordan Kremyr lifted Bakersfield to a 2-1 lead just 40 seconds in, but Olivier Archambault slammed a redirection past Ty Rimmer from the slot just 30 seconds later for a 2-2 tie.

Graeme Craig converted a one timer at the right circle for his second goal of the season at 10:04 for a 3-2 lead, and Lessard converted off the rush with another one-timer past Lundstrom at 15:48 for a 4-2 edge.

Colin Joe's blast beat Iles upstairs to put the Aces in a 5-3 hole at 15:36 of the third period, but Chris Francis' first goal in an Aces uniform provided their first power play goal of the season, cutting the deficit to 5-3 with 1:45 left in regulation after Francis jammed a rebound over Rimmer.

Josh Currie's empty netter sealed the game with 30 seconds to play.

NOTES: Scratches for the game included Ross Ring-Jarvi, Dustin Molle, Justin Breton, Quinn Sproule and Justin Johnson ... the Aces outshot Bakersfield, 15-5 in the opening period ... Archambault's goal was the first of his ECHL career ... Dave Taylor, St. Louis Blues vice president of hockey operations, was present at the game.

The road trip continues tomorrow night when the Aces visit the Stockton Thunder at Stockton Arena, beginning at 6:30 p.m. AKT (KFQD/ECHL.TV).

For Kelly Cup championship merchandise, 2014-15 season tickets, corporate sponsorship packages, and more information, please call 907-258-ACES. The Aces can also be visited on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alaskaaceshockey.

Three Stars:

1. BAK - J. Lessard

2. BAK - T. Rimmer

3. BAK - J. Kremyr

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