Category: Admirals

Goal keeper Magnus Hellberg made 20 saves to earn his sixth shutout of the season as the Milwaukee Admirals handed the Peoria Rivermen a 3-0 loss Sunday night at Carver Arena in front of 4,302 fans. The Rivermen ended the season with a AHL record of 33-35-5-3. The Admirals took a 1-0 lead with 7:27 remaining in the first period courtesy of Mattias Ekholm’s 10th goal of the season. Ekholm took a shot that Mike McKenna got a piece of, but the puck trickled across the goal line. Ryan Ellis and Patrick Cehlin assisted on the first goal of the contest that needed to be reviewed. Daniel Bang scored his ninth goal of the year at the 10:34 mark of the middle frame to increase Milwaukee’s lead to two goals. On a breakaway, Bang cut to the forehand and was able to elevate the puck over the outstretched right pad of McKenna for the tally. Joonas Jarvinen earned the lone assists on the play. With 5:03 remaining in the second period, Zach Budish scored his first goal of the season to make it a 3-0 game. Mark Van Guilder took a shot that McKenna originally stopped. The rebound went to Budish, who backhanded the puck into an open net. Mattias Ekholm was credited with the secondary assist.

-Bob


The Peoria Rivermen erased a two-goal deficit to earn a point as the Milwaukee Admirals escaped with a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday night at Carver Arena before 5,856 fans on Ryan Reaves bobblefist giveaway. The Rivermen outshot the Admirals 40-25, and tied the game with just 1:29 left in regulation, only to see Chris Mueller score the game-winner at 1:00 of overtime for Milwaukee. Jack MacLellan opened the scoring at 7:01 of the first period with the first goal of his professional career. Jani Lajunen‘s shot rolled over the arm of Jake Allen and into the crease, MacLellan jammed the puck into an open net. Chris Bruton put the Rivermen on the board at 15:20 with his third goal of the season. Brett Sonne and Anthony Nigro were awarded assists as Bruton put Sonne’s rebound over the outstretched arm of Jeremy Smith. One minute into overtime, during a netfront scramble, Mueller scored the game-winning goal. Mike Moore and Brad Winchester were awarded the assists in the overtime goal.

-Bob

Sergey Andronov’s third-period penalty shot goal stood up as the game-winner as the Peoria Rivermen scored three times in the third to pull away from the Milwaukee Admirals, 5-2, on Friday night at Carver Arena before 6,569 fans. Five different goal scorers found the back of the net as the Rivermen peppered goaltender Jeremy Smith with 39 shots on goal. The Rivermen attack started early as they outshot the Admirals 18-5 in the first period. Peoria jumped on the scoreboard first as Andrew Murray stole the puck in the defensive zone, rushed up the left side, and scored on a wrist shot past Smith. Murray’s unassisted goal was his sixth of the season. The Rivermen added the next two goals to build a 5-2 lead. First, Evegeny Grachev found the back of the net for his fifth goal of the year after a great setup by Tyler Shattock. Just 61 seconds later, Cody Beach added his first goal as a Rivermen, assisted by Brent Regner and Taylor Chorney. McKenna was stellar in goal, officially stopping 23 of 25 shots. Smith took the loss stopping 34 of 39 shots on goal.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen scored three goals in the third period in a span of 3:26 for a 3-1 victory Saturday night over the Milwaukee Admirals at Carver Arena before 6,883 fans. Sergey Andronov, Evgeny Grachev, and T.J. Hensick all scored goals while Mike McKenna stopped 26 of the 27 to lead the Rivermen to their fourth consecutive win. With 4:26 remaining in the third period, Andronov scored his fifth goal of the year to tie the game at 1-1. Mark Cundari took a slap shot from the point that was tipped past Magnus Hellberg by Andronov. Anthony Peluso also assisted on the tying marker. Grachev scored the eventual winner with 1:55 to play blasting the puck past Hellberg’s blocker for his fourth goal of the year. Veteran Rivs center T.J. Hensick scored an empty net goal with 1:00 remaining to put the game in the win column.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen put on a show in front of 7,082 fans, most of them local students, Tuesday morning in a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Admirals at Carver Arena. The game began just after 10 a.m. as the Rivermen held their Faceoff Field Trip, for the second year in a row. Adam Cracknell, Danny Syvret, and T.J. Hensick each found the score sheet twice to help Peoria to 21-19-3 record and put them within one point of Milwaukee (22-16-2) and Chicago (21-16-4) for second in the Midwest Division of the American Hockey League. Ryan Thang added a late goal, but Jonathan Cheechoo’s empty netter finished off the Admirals in the final minute. Jake Allen picked up his fourth win of the year stopping 27 of the 30 shots he faced while the Rivermen fired 40 shots against the Admirals. Click here for the complete game stats.

-Bob

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