Wranglers drop to Alaska 5-4


Turner Elson and Alex Belzile scored 37 seconds apart early in the third period Sunday to give the Alaska Aces a lead they didn’t relinquish in their 5-4 win over the Wranglers in an ECHL game at Orleans Arena.

The score was tied at 3 before the Aces’ decisive rally. Nolan Julseth-White scored with 33 seconds left for Las Vegas (18-40-7), which dropped two of three games in the weekend series.

Jeff May and Carlo Finucci scored consecutive power-play goals that gave the Wranglers their lone lead, at 2-1 in the second period.

Finucci added three assists, and Chad Nehring had a goal and two assists for Las Vegas.

Belzile and Brett Findlay each had a goal and two assists for Alaska (44-18-6), which held a 49-32 edge in shots. Travis Fullerton had 44 saves and stopped 130 shots in the series for the Wranglers.