Admirals Squeeze Past Hogs
Mar 2, 2013
Rockford, IL--Goalie Jeremy Smith stopped 22 shots to help the Milwaukee Admirals snap a two-game losing streak and defeat the Rockford IceHogs 3-2 Saturday.
Smith snapped a personal four-game losing streak in picking up his 16th win of the season.
Brad Winchester’s third goal of the season gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead at 7:57 of the first period as he used his long reach to tuck a puck past the left leg of IceHogs goalie Henrik Karlsson. The play was started when Chris Mueller pokechecked a puck from a Rockford forward between the IceHogs circles to a wide-open Winchester.
Winchester helped Milwaukee claim a 2-0 lead at 14:03 of the first period. Facing the endboards, Winchester fed a no-look backhand pass into the slot for Daniel Bang to slap under the right leg of Karlsson. It was Bang’s fifth goal of the season and was assisted by Winchester and Austin Watson.
The Admirals outshot Rockford 14-6 in the first period and 27-24 in the game.
The Admirals claimed a 3-0 lead with a Patrick Cehlin wrister from the bottom of the right circle that went over the left shoulder of Karlsson. Cehlin, who now has goals in back-to-back games, scored his eighth of the season with assists awarded to Mattias Ekholm and Mike Moore.
The IceHogs got on the board with a Kyle Beach goal at 16:08 of the second period.
Rockford got within one when Martin St. Pierre fired a pass from the right corner to the left circle for a Jimmy Hayes one-time shot and goal at 13:24 of the third period.
The Admirals return to the BMO Harris Bradley Center Sunday for a 3pm tilt against Grand Rapids.
Sunday is the Admirals annual Purina Dog Day Afternoon, for just $2 you can bring your furry companion along to the game. The first 1,500 dog owners will receive Dog Waste Bag Dispensers in case of any accidents.
Even if you are not bringing your dog along there is still plenty of reason to come out Sunday. The first 1,500 fans 14 and under will receive an Independence First Activity Book. Also, after the game two Admirals will be signing autographs at the Aurora Sports Medicine Institute Autograph Corner.
This Sunday’s game also will be a Wendy’s and The Private Bank Family Day. A Wendy’s Family Day Package includes four tickets to the game and four combo meals at participating Wendy’s locations for just $50!
The packages can be purchased at the Admirals office, by calling (414) 227-0550 or through Ticketmaster. After the game, all fans in attendance can participate in a post-game skate courtesy of The Private Bank.
Sunday is the Wisconsin Lions Eyeglasses Recycling event, fans who bring a pair of eyeglasses to recycle receive a 2013-14 ticket voucher.