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Milwaukee Set To Open The Season On Friday

Tuesday, 10.9.2012 / 9:16 AM CT / Features
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Milwaukee Set To Open The Season On Friday

Milwaukee Sets Opening Night Roster:

The Milwaukee Admirals announced their final roster moves of training camp on Monday as the club reassigned forward Josh Shalla and defensemen Taylor Aronson and Charles Olivier-Roussel to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. In addition, the Admirals loaned forward Andre Bouvet-Morrissette to the Cyclones and released forward Cam Reid from his PTO.

The Admirals kick off the 2012-13 regular season on the road against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, October 12 before commencing the home portion of the schedule a week later on Friday, October 19th at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Click here for the 2012-13 Milwaukee Admirals Roster

Click here for the Admirals 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule

Milwaukee Closes Out The 2012-13 Preseason With Sights Set On Grand Rapids

The Preds primary developmental club, the Milwaukee Admirals, concluded their pre-season slate with a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Wolves this past Saturday at the Kern Center on the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

After a scoreless opening frame, Chicago got on the board early in the second, as former Admiral Mark Matheson tallied first at 8:13 and then just 1:33 later Jordan Schroeder made it 2-0 Wolves. Schroeder would add another at 16:24 to stake Chicago to a 3-0 lead through 40 minutes.

The Admirals finally found the back of the net in the third period when Ben Ryan, a 2007 fourth-round pick, jumped on a loose puck in front of the Chicago crease and jammed it home. Jack MacLellan and Andre Bouvet-Morrisette picked up the assists on the play.

Magnus Hellberg made the start for the Admirals and stopped 10 of 12 shots he faced, while Jeremy Smith came on half-way through the game and made five saves on six shots.

The Admirals opened the 2012-13 preseason just two nights earlier as the Rockford Icehogs, the Chicago Blackhawks AHL club, battled back to defeat the Ads in the shootout.

Milwaukee jumped out to an early lead as Jani Lajunen found the back of the net just 7:30 into the opening period. The goal was a Finnish connection as it was set up by Juuso Puustinen and Joonas Jarvinen. Eight minutes later while on the power play, defenseman Anthony Bitetto’s shot was deflected by Puustinen and driven home by Daniel Bang to give the Ads the 2-0 lead.

Marcus Kruger cut Milwaukee’s lead in half as he beat Jeremy Smith at 6:23 mark of the middle frame . Then, while the Admirals were down two men, Ben Smith knotted the game up at two after a scramble in front of Magnus Hellberg – who played in his first professional game on North American soil.

Neither squad was able to break the stalemate during the third period, nor the five minutes of overtime, as the game went to a shootout. Puustinen and Taylor Beck both tallied for Milwaukee in the post-overtime tiebreaker, but Rockford netted goals on all three of their attempts to down the Ads, 3-2.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36