Milwaukee Wins Sixth Straight
Dec 31, 2008
Mark Dekanich stopped 29 shots and Milwaukee scored two third period goals to defeat Peoria Wednesday, 3-1, at Carver Arena. The win was Milwaukee’s sixth in a row.
The game-winner was scored just 20 seconds into the third period. With Peoria’s Nicholas Drazenovic in the penalty box, Mike Santorelli scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season with a wrist shot from the left circle. Cal O’Reilly sent a pass from the left point to Cody Franson at the right. Franson crossed the ice with a pass to Santorelli for the goal, which was his eighth on the power play.
Jed Ortmeyer scored at 10:57 of the third to ice the win with a spinning shot from the bottom of the right circle that bounced off goalie Chris Holt into the net. Ortmeyer’s seventh goal of the season was assisted by Teemu Laakso and Stephen Werner.
Peoria scored the first goal of the game. The Admirals had difficulty clearing the zone early in the second period which led to the goal. Jim Jackson’s slapshot from the right point bounced off Josh Soares in front of the net to teammate Trent Whitfield in the left circle. Whitfield planted the puck into the net at 5:50 for the Rivermen lead.
Milwaukee tied the game just 28 seconds later. Werner won a faceoff in the left circle of Peoria’s zone to Alex Sulzer at the left point. Sulzer’s shot was deflected in by Kelsey Wilson for his sixth goal of the season. Wilson was screening the goalie and was able to tip the puck into the net. Sulzer and Werner notched the helpers.
The Admirals play at Quad City Friday night. Milwaukee returns to the Bradley Center Jan. 3 against Peoria.