Admirals Win AHL Preseason Opener

Friday, 09.30.2011 / 11:21 PM / Training Camp Central
Milwaukee Admirals
Admirals Score Four in Second to Lead to Win

Milwaukee, WI—The Milwaukee Admirals picked up goals from five different players en route to a 5-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs in pre-season action in the unofficial first game for new Admirals coach Kirk Muller.

Milwaukee scored four times in the second period to turn a tie game into a three goal lead.

Rockford got on the board first when Brandon Bollig took a nice drop pass from David Toews and beat Ads netminder Jeremy Smith at 7:09 of the opening period.

Ryan Flynn tied the score for Milwaukee when he managed to corral the puck after a Chris Cahill shot with 3:39 left in the first. Just 1:08 into the second, center Joel Champagne put the Ads up 2-1 when he cleaned up the rebound of a Juuso Puustinen attempt.

Milwaukee took a two goal lead with a power-play goal by Jani Lajunen at the 11:08 mark of the second, but less than two minutes later, at 13:03, Jimmy Hayes scored on a breakaway to cut pull Rockford back within a goal.

However, the Admirals got that one back and another as Taylor Aronson scored at 15:55 and Mark Van Guilder lit the lamp at 18:17 to pump the Milwaukee lead to 5-2 after two periods.

Rockford’s Shawn Lalonde scored the third only goal, 1:35 into the frame.

Juuso Puustinen (2a), David Leaderer (2a), and Lajunen (1g-1a) each tallied multi-point games for the Ads, while Smith picked up the win in net by turning aside 21 shots.

Milwaukee completes their pre-season schedule Saturday night when the travel to Chicago to battle the Wolves at Hoffman Estates Ice Rink at 6:00 pm.

The Admirals kick off the regular season on Saturday, October 8th at 7:00 pm at the Peoria Civic Center against the Peoria Rivermen. The Ads commence the home portion of their schedule on Friday, October 14th at 7:00 pm at the Bradley Center against the Chicago Wolves. Fans can order tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800)745-300 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!

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
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