Admirals Fall to Wolves
Chicago, IL--Goalie Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to lead the Chicago Wolves to a 5-1 win over the Admirals Saturday night.
Milwaukee was held to a season-low 19 shots. It’s the first losing streak for the Admirals this season. Milwaukee won its first six games but has lost its last two.
Milwaukee got on the board just 3:02 into the game. Defenseman Anthony Bitetto sent a long pass from the Admirals zone up the middle of the ice. The pass was out of the reach of the intended receiver, Mark Van Guilder, but it bounced off the end boards back into the slot where Van Guilder raced it down and shot the puck into the net. It was Van Guilder’s second goal of the season. Bitetto recorded the lone assist.
Chicago tied the game at 12:58 of the first period. Defenseman Petteri Lindbohm fired a shot from the left point that found its way through a screen and into the net for his second goal of the season.
The Wolves took the lead at 16:03 of the first period courtesy of a Yannick Veilleux goal. Jake Chelios’ shot from the right point hit Veilleux in the slot. Veilleux found the loose puck and fired it into the net for his third goal of the season.
Chicago stretched its lead to two goals just 38 seconds into the second period. Chelios’ shot from the left point was deflected into the net by Jeremy Welsh for his fourth goal of the season.
The Wolves closed the scoring with a Shane Harper power play goal at 15:34 of the third period and an empty netter from Rob Bordson with one second left in the game.
Chicago outshot Milwaukee 26-19.
The Admirals and Wolves meet again Sunday at 3pm in Milwaukee.
Wispolitics.com, along with Robert Haack Diamonds will be providing masks for the first 3,500 fans. Each mask has Governor Scott Walker on one side and challenger Mary Burke on the other. During the second period we’ll take a straw poll of Admirals fans by holding up the side of the candidate you support!
Sunday is also the first Wendy’s/Private Bank Family Day. For just $26 fans can get two tickets and two Wendy’s Combo Meals! Additional tickets can be purchased for just $13 each, limit six per person. Then after the game, fans can come on down to the ice and skate.
In addition, Brendan Leipsic and Garrett Noonan will also be signing autographs after the game for our Aurora Sports Medicine Institute Autograph Corner on the concourse outside section 225.
Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.milwaukeeadmirals.com. Groups of ten or more receive a minimum of $2 off the face value of the tickets. For more information or to book a group fans should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.
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