Former UND standout Evan Trupp has won the Kelly Cup as East Coast Hockey League champion as a member of the Alaska Aces.
Trupp celebrated the championship in the same arena (U.S. Bank Arena) that UND celebrated a Midwest Regional championship and a Frozen Four berth this season.
The Aces beat the Cincinnati Cyclones 4-2 in the series, winning 4-0 in Game 6 on Monday night.
Trupp had 6 goals and 14 points in 22 playoff games for the Aces, while taking out a couple of his old teams.
Trupp has been traded twice while playing in the ECHL by the Cyclones and the Bakersfield Condors. The Aces beat the Condors in the conference finals and knocked out the Cyclones in the Kelly Cup Finals.
After the game, fellow former UND forward T.J. Oshie tweeted a congrats to Trupp, saying that he’s “the most creative player I’ve seen.”