We went to see the Alaska Aces play last night at the Sullivan Arena. It was a blast. The Aces beat the Utah Grizzlies 4-1. This was also a Toys For Tots game. Fans brought new stuffed animals to the game, and when the Aces scored their first goal, everyone threw their stuffed animals onto the ice. The Marines were there to gather them up. All toys will stay in Alaska and be given to needy families here in the state during Christmas.
The Aces are very involved in the community. Each year, they visit local schools and read to the younger kids.
The players also sign some shirts and collector cards to give to the kids as prizes for games that they play with them. The Aces came to our school last year, and the kids really loved it. They showed off some of their hockey skills, encouraged the kids to get out and get active, and then finished the visit off with a hockey game against some of out teachers. They are an awesome team!