A major milestone was achieved on Tuesday night when the Admirals defeated the Texas Stars, 3-2, at the Bradley Center. It was the 500th win for the Admirals since moving to the Bradley Center in 1988.
I asked Charlie Larson and Mike Wojciechowski of our staff to get me some information about the Admirals first regular season victory at the BC and here’s what they found for me. It came on October 7, 1988 when we beat the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, 6-5, in front of 13,933 fans. The game-winning goal in this thriller came from Randy Boyd who scored a short-hander late in the third period to break a 5-5 tie. Among the scorers for the Ads that night was Jeff Rohlicek, who was one of my favorite Admirals during that era. Troy Gamble played in goal for Milwaukee.
The next night, the Admirals defeated the Peoria Rivermen, 7-4, in front of 15,331 fans. So, needless to say, the Admirals got off to a rocking start at the Bradley Center back in 1988. There have been many thrilling games in the last 22 years and hopefully there will be many more to come this season and in the future.
The regular season is winding down. We only have six home games left and it appears they are all going to be significant in our chase to not only lock in a spot in the playoffs but also improve our standing. One game to keep an eye on is on April 6 when we host Peoria. It’s a Tuesday and it’s a day game! We’re playing at 1 pm which is certainly abnormal but with spring break for many kids happening that day we are hoping that people will look to us for a way to have some fun with the family.
I am excited about three wins in a row and I am hoping we can keep this little roll going that we have started so that we can have a strong finish that will lead us into the Calder Cup playoffs this season.
See you at the rink!