Road Trip Ends with Loss
Nov 28, 2009
The Milwaukee Admirals season-high eight game road trip ended with a thud as the San Antonio Rampage defeated Milwaukee 5-1 at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio won its first game since Oct. 18, a stretch of 11 games without a win (0-9-1-1). It was Ray Edwards' first win as San Antonio's interim head coach.
Milwaukee goalie Chet Pickard started his sixth straight game and seventh of the eight games on the road trip. He lasted half the game, stopping 20 of 23 shots before being replaced by Mark Dekanich at the ten-minute mark of the second period. Dekanich turned aside 10 of 12 Rampage shots.
San Antonio started the scoring just 77 seconds into the game when Pickard misplayed Jeff Hoggan's wrist shot from the right circle. The puck bounced out of his glove into the crease and Chad Kolarik slid to poke it into the net.
The Rampage made it 2-0 when Brett MacLean scored a power play goal from just outside the crease at 9:11 of the first period. MacLean's second power play goal of the night at the 10-minute mark of the second period sent Pickard to the bench.
Milwaukee's Ryan Jones scored his fourth goal of the season to put Milwaukee on the board at 17:23 of the second period. While on the power play, Robert Dietrich's shot from the blue line was stopped by San Antonio goalie Josh Tordjman but Jones, falling to his stomach, slapped the rebound into the net for his second power play goal of the season. Dietrich and Colin Wilson notched the assists. For Wilson, it was his first point as an Admiral.
San Antonio raised the lead to three when Kevin Porter's backhander beat Dekanich with just 42 seconds left in the second. The Rampage completed the scoring when Sean Sullivan's shot from the blue line found the back of the net at 6:34 of the third period.
The Admirals finished the eight-game road trip with a 4-2-1-1 record and posted a 4-1-0-1 record in Texas.
The Admirals are back at the Bradley Center for a home game December 2 against the Peoria Rivermen. Tickets for the game can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of ten or more can receive $2 off the face value of each ticket by calling the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.