By Ken Peacock
With game one in the books it’s time to move on to the next order of business….Game 2 of course. The Admirals and Charlotte played a high scoring, penalty filled game last night with the Admirals taking the game with Carter Ashton scoring an overtime game winner to send the boys to the locker room. Hopefully the guys didn’t celebrate too hard last night as the Checkers are looking for some payback.
There is one thing that I am interested in seeing tonight. Will Coach Cooper start Dustin Tokarski in the net or will he give the nod to Jaroslav Janus. Tokarski gave up 5 goals in the win last night. While he is not solely the one to blame I saw two that he probably should have stopped and one goal where it was like he was a ghost and the puck went right thru him. Needless to say it’s early in the season and maybe Janus should get the start tonight.
One game does not make a season, but this team looked good on the ice last night. Carter Ashton is a welcome addition to our offense, he scored the opening goal and sealed it up in overtime. He looks to be the real deal. Cory Conacher is another player that caught my eye. While he may not have had the best game (0G 1A -3), he hustled on every shift. Now he is not the tallest or most intimidating player, but he stood his ground and gave back everything the Charlotte Captain sent his way. Overall I believe we have a good squad here.
The Admirals and Charlotte take the ice again tonight at 7:15. There will be a post game skate immediately following the game.
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