Game Recap

Grosenick, Kemell Lead Ads to Win

Milwaukee, WI— Joakim Kemell scored the game-winning goal in OT and Troy Grosenick stopped 30 shots in net as the Admirals topped Grand Rapids 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night at Panther Arena.

With the Admirals on the power-play in overtime, Kemell took a feed from Marc Del Gaizo and absolutely ripped a one-timer over the right shoulder of Sebastian Cossa for his second OT winner of the season and 16th goal overall.

The win improved the Admirals record 42-20-1 on the season and 83 points and lowered their magic number to clinch the Central Division Title to 10 over the second place Griffins.

The OT victory Milwaukee’s 10th of the season, against just one loss, and gave them a combined overtime/shoot-out mark of 14-1, tops in the AHL.

Led by Grosenick, the Admirals penalty kill unit was impeccable vanquishing all six Grand Rapids chances with the man-advantage including a full four-minute high-sticking penalty in the third period.

Kevin Wall got the Admirals on the board first, courtesy of Kevin Wall’s fourth goal of the season 12:09 into the contest. Wall grabbed the puck along the far boards and skated hard towards the net and his center pass went off a Grand Rapids stick and past Cossa.

The score stayed that way until just 40 seconds to play in regulation when Grand Rapids Albert Johansson’s shot from the point found its way through traffic and by Grosenick with an empty Griffins net behind them.

That goal set the stage for Kemell’s overtime heroics and the Admirals victory.

The Ads begin a three-game roadtrip when they visit the Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday night at 7 pm. Their next home game is on Friday, April 12th when they play host to the Chicago Wolves at Panther Arena.

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