He played in AHL Iowa last season and racked up 34 points. I'm looking forward to seeing him on the ice tonight. I'm sure it will take him a game or two to get his game legs back, but he looked pretty good in practice.
Yeah, Bogi played here in Des Moines last season - played fairly well too (although I remember one game against the Rivs in which Bogi completely ran Schwarz which started a brawl). I'm surprised he wasn't able to find an AHL job somewhere. Regardless, good for the Aces to get him, although it sounds like it might not be all that long-term.
Well, he's not really in game shape, but that hasn't stopped him from having 2 goals and an assist in his first two games with the Aces. I think he's going to be an impact player for Alaska when he gets his legs back.
Alaska countered with former NHLer Eric Boguniecki's second goal in two games since joining the club. He scored late in the first period, taking a pass from Hemingway, who extended his point streak to seven games, and chipping a rebound past Bachman as he fell to the ice.
Though Boguniecki, 34, said he doesn't have the explosiveness and power he would if he had been in a training camp -- his Aces' action is his first of the season -- he set up the game-tying goal early in the third period. That goal, like his early strike, came with the teams skating 4-on-4.
Boguniecki skated into the Idaho zone 2-on-2 with Hemingway. Gliding down the right wing against Ludwig, who was without a stick because his twig broke earlier in the shift, Boguniecki waited for Marsh to join the rush. He threaded a pass to Marsh, whose shot from the inside of the left circle ricocheted in off the skate of Idaho defenseman Mike Stuart to forge a 2-2 tie.
"I was just waiting for someone to jump in the play, and Marsh came right down the slot,'' Boguniecki said.
Colin played last season with Alaska, lured here by the opportunity to play with his younger brother, Brett. He led the team in scoring last season (25-42-67 in 64 games), and has been one of the few bright spots for a struggling Aces squad so far this season. He signed a two-way deal with Peoria October 15th, which I believe was mostly for depth in Peoria. It also helped the Aces' salary cap situation.