2010 Ends with a Thud
Dec 31, 2010
The Peoria Rivermen snapped a three-game losing skid by knocking off the Milwaukee Admirals Friday night at Carver Arena, 3-1.
Milwaukee outshot the Rivermen 11-2 in the first period yet trailed because of a power play goal. Peoria’s Nathan Oystrick gave the Rivermen a 1-0 lead at 5:13 of the opening period with a slapshot from the middle of the blue line that beat goalie Mark Dekanich. Nikita Nikitin notched the lone assist.
Peoria added another power play goal at 3:56 of the second period. Nicholas Drazenovic was able to backhand a rebound of a Graham Mink shot past Dekanich to make it 2-0. The Rivermen scored again just 1:21 later when Tyler Shattock’s shot from the left point hit the backside of his teammate, Anthony Peluso. Peluso stickhandled into the slot and flipped a shot into the net for his fourth goal of the season.
The Admirals lone goal was scored with 4:48 to play. Grant Lewis held the zone at the left point for Milwaukee, knocking the puck to Mark Santorelli. Santorelli fed a pass through a defender’s legs for a wide open Ryan Thang and Thang scored his fourth goal of the season with a flip over the glove of Peoria goalie Jake Allen.
Jeremy Smith replaced Dekanich in Milwaukee’s goal for the third period. Dekanich stopped nine of 12 shots in two periods. Smith stopped all ten in the third. Milwaukee outshot the Rivermen 31-22.
The Milwaukee Admirals ring in 2011 on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm when they host former Admirals captain Nolan Yonkman and the San Antonio Rampage at the Bradley Center. All kids 14 and under will take home a temporary Admirals tattoo and an Admirals poster, courtesy of Children’s Hospital. Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or logging on to milwaukeeadmirals.com. Groups of ten or more people receive at least $2 off the face value of each ticket. For more information or to purchase group tickets fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or visit milwaukeeadmirals.com. Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook!