Milwaukee Starts Canadian Trip with Win
Dec 4, 2008
Mike Santorelli recorded a four-point game, Ryan Jones scored twice and Mark Dekanich stopped 20 of 21 shots in relief to help the Admirals to a 5-4 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs at Copps Coliseum Thursday night.
The first period was highlighted by scoring in quick bunches for both sides. The Bulldogs scored the first three goals of the game in a span of 2:28. The Admirals scored the next three in a span of 2:35 to tie the game.
Mike Glumac started the scoring at 8:03 of the first with a power play goal followed by a Ryan Russell tap-in just 37 seconds later. Glumac completed the Hamilton flurry with a putback at 10:31. The third goal ended the night for Milwaukee’s starting goalie Drew MacIntyre as he was replaced by Dekanich.
Milwaukee finally got on the board at 12:48 when Santorelli scored a power play goal with an assist to Alex Sulzer. Santorelli has scored a goal in five consecutive games and has points in eight straight games. The goal was Santorelli’s sixth of the season and third on the power play.
Stephen Werner jammed the puck past Hamilton goalie Marc Denis at 14:25 to cut the deficit to a single goal. A check behind the Hamilton net on Shawn Belle forced Belle to cough the puck up and Werner put it into the net for his fifth goal of the season. Jed Ortmeyer, playing his first game since Feb. 23, recorded the primary assist with the other going to Nolan Yonkman.
Milwaukee tied the game when Jones picked off a pass at neutral ice. He found Santorelli who scored his second of the night at 15:23 of the first period.
Jones and Santorelli hooked up at 6:10 of the second period to give Milwaukee its first lead of the game. While on the power play, Sulzer’s pass from the right point found Santorelli in the left circle. Santorelli fired a pass to the right post for a backhanded tip from Jones. The goal was Jones’ third with the Admirals and first on the power play. The Bulldogs knotted the score ten minutes later on a goal by defenseman Dan Jancevski.
Jones scored his second goal of the night, the game-winner, at 8:00 of the third period with a wraparound goal. Santorelli knocked a pass out of mid-air at center ice. While standing still, he fed defenseman Teemu Laakso who was skating up the middle. Laakso entered the Hamilton zone and found Jones with a pass on the left wing. Jones went around the net to the right post to beat Denis with his fourth goal of the season.
The win was Milwaukee’s 11th in the last 15 games and pushed the record up to 12-7-0-1.
The Admirals play at Toronto Saturday night.