Quite a Season
Posted By: Aaron Sims
As I’m writing this, the Milwaukee Admirals are just one point away from clinching the West Division and Western Conference regular season titles.
It has been quite a season for the team. Milwaukee extended its AHL record of consecutive seasons with 40-or-more-wins and 90-or-more-points to eight. When you consider the Admirals have been in the AHL for ten seasons, that’s quite impressive. The league has been celebrating its 75th Anniversary this season.
Milwaukee also extended its streak of postseason appearances to nine, tied for the longest active streak with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Bring your friends to the last couple regular season games and to the playoffs, which begin Thursday at the Bradley Center.
Due to injuries and callups to parent club Nashville, the Admirals had ten players in the lineup in Wednesday’s game against Grand Rapids that were not on the active roster at the start of the season. Those players: Cory Conacher
, Taylor Beck
, Steve Begin, Michael Latta, Jeremy Smith, Roman Josi (injured at start of year), Atte Engren, David Leaderer, Austin Watson and Jeff Foss.
The NCAA Frozen Four starts tonight in St. Paul. Here’s a nice piece
from the Star Tribune in Minneapolis about the coaches of the teams. Just the tip of the iceberg, but a good starting point to find out about these men.
Congratulations to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John Hynes
on being named the AHL coach of the year. I first met Hynes in 2003 when he was an assistant coach for Mike Eaves at the University of Wisconsin. He’s come a long way in a very short time.