Admirals Fall to Wolves
The Chicago Wolves outshot Milwaukee 38-20 en route to a 6-0 win over the Admirals Saturday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. The game closed out the regular season. Milwaukee finished with a record of 39-24-6-7, good for third place in the Midwest Division and sixth overall in the Western Conference. The Admirals qualified for the Calder Cup playoffs for the 12th straight season and will face the third-seed Toronto Marlies in the first round. With the win and Grand Rapids’ loss at Lake Erie, the Wolves will have the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs as Midwest Division champs. After outshooting Milwaukee 17-6 in the first period, the Wolves finally got on the board with a shorthanded breakaway goal by Sebastian Wannstrom at 3:52 of the second period. A turnover in the neutral zone came to Wolves forward Keith Aucoin. He fed a pass to Wannstrom for the breakaway tally. It was the 13th shorthanded goal allowed by the Admirals this season. The Wolves made it 2-0 at 8:24 of the second period when Ty Rattie scored his 30th goal of the season. Rattie scored his second of the game and 31st of the season as he completed a nice passing play with Christian Hanson at 19:24 of the second period to give the Wolves a 3-0 advantage. Eric Selleck gave the Wolves a 4-0 lead with a shot from the left wing boards that eluded Darling at 2:51 of the third period. Chicago’s Michael Davies made it 5-0 when he roofed a shot over Darling’s left hand at 8:47 of the third period. Selleck scored his second of the night to make it 6-0 as he lifted a rebound over the extended right leg of Darling with 5:59 to play. Assists went to Jani Hakanpaa and Nathan Longpre. Milwaukee’s next game will be in the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs against the Toronto Marlies. The series is a best-of-five series and will begin Friday, April 25 in Milwaukee at 7pm. Game two is Saturday, April 26 in Milwaukee, also at 7pm, and the remaining three, if necessary, will be played in Toronto. The Ads continue their tradition of lowering the ticket prices for the first round. This season all ticket prices are slashed by $5 or $6 per ticket so seats in the Stern and Bow will be just $13, seats in the Mid-Deck are just $15, Shipmates row will cost $18, and the Admirals Quarters, which includes all the seats in the front row, will be only $20. In addition, all kids 14 and under are only $11 regardless of where they sit. Because of the already steep discounts there will be no separate group or kids pricing in the first round. Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or by logging on to the Admirals website at www.milwaukeeadmirals.com. Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook.