Grand Rapids, MI—Goalie Troy Grosenick stopped 38 shots to lead the Milwaukee Admirals to a 4-1 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins Friday night in Grand Rapids, MI.
The win was Milwaukee’s first of the year (1-1-0-0).
Grosenick was particularly busy in the final two frames, as the Griffins pumped 28 shots to the goal.
Milwaukee scored a pair of first-period power play goals to claim a 2-0 edge after one frame. Anthony Richard found a soft spot between the circles and converted a Yakov Trenin pass from the right post for his first goal of the season at 7:36. Trenin and Josh Wilkins recorded the assists.
Trenin scored his second goal of the season when he deflected a Jeremy Davies shot into the goal for the other first-period power play marker. The assist was Davies’ first professional point. Wilkins also assisted on the goal.
The Griffins got on the scoreboard with a power play goal at 7:22 of the second period. Chris Terry’s slap shot from the right circle found the back of the net.
Milwaukee reclaimed its two-goal cushion when Eeli Tolvanen scored from the left point at 8:37 of the second period. Matt Donovan and Miikka Salomaki recorded the helpers.
Mathieu Olivier closed the scoring with an empty-netter at 17:55 of the third period. Olivier’s first goal of the season was assisted by Cole Schneider.
The Ads finished the night 2-for-3 on the power-play as the Griffins outshot Milwaukee 39-28 in the game.
The Admirals 2019-20 regular season, presented by Landmark Credit Union, continues Sat., Oct. 12 when the Ads open the home portion of the schedule against the Laval Rocket at Panther Arena.