Ads Trapped by Hogs
Milwaukee, WI--The Admirals gave up three goals in the first 13:09 of the game and could never get back into the contest as they dropped a 6-4 decision to the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The loss gives Rockford sole posession of first place in the Central Division, while the Ads fall to second.
It was just 3:35 into the game before Rockford's Ryan Hartman put them up 1-0. Goals by Tanner Kero and Mark McNeil gave the Hogs a 3-0 lead and was the end of the night for Milwaukee starter Juuse Saros, who was replaced with Marek Mazanec.
The Admirals picked up the next goal with a power-play marker from Vladislav Kamenev. Taylor Aronson sent a long stretch-pass up the ice that split a pair of IceHogs defenders and sprung Kamenev on a breakaway. He skated in on Michael Leighton and beat him with a wrister, high glove side to make it 3-1.
Unfortunately the Ads couldnt get any momentum going as Vinnie Hinostroza scored a pair of goals just 23 seconds apart to stretch the Hogs lead to 5-1.
Cody Hodgson scored a pair of power-play markers for the Ads, the first coming at 17:13 of the middle frame followed by the second 6:08 into the third and the lead had been cut to 5-3.
However, the Hogs were able to respond again with a Bryan Bickell 5-on-3 tally less than two minutes later.
Colton Sissons made it a two-goal game again with 2:35 to play when he found a rebound in front of Leighton and beat him over his shoulder for his seventh of the season.
Mazanec come out of the net for the final 1:45 but the Ads couldn't get another and lost for the fourth time this year to the Hogs.
The Ads will look to get back on the winning track as they play host to the Chicago Wolves in Amtrak Rivalry action on Friday night at 7 pm at the BMOHBC.