By Ken Peacock
The Admirals, fresh off of a shootout win against the Phantoms, roll into Providence their first match against the Bruins. The Boston Bruin affiliate sit in the number 2 spot in the AHL’s Atlantic Division with 9 points. They are 2 points behind the St John’s IceCaps. Providence has not played since Sunday where the lost 3-2 to the Albany Devils in overtime. Providence has had plenty of time to practice and rest in preparation for the Admirals tonight. They are led by leading scorer, Zach Hamill (4G 3A 7Pts -1 +/-) and former Admiral Trent Whitfield.
Norfolk comes in to Providence sitting side by side with Hershey. Both teams currently have 11 points on the young season. Fresh off of a win in Glenn Falls, the Admirals will be playing their third game this week on their long 9 game road trip. Norfolk will be on the road until Wednesday November 9 when they return to the friendly confines of Scope to Host the WB/S PEnguins.
Leading the Admirals in scoring is Carter Ashton (7G 4A 11Pts 0 +/-). Ashton is playing his first full season with the Admirals and is currently leading all AHL rookies in scoring. Cory Conacher (4G 6A 10Pts +1 +/-) , Trevor Smith (3G 7A 10Pts +8 +/-), and Mark Barberio (1G 9A 10Pts +7 +/-) are following close behind at 10 points each. In goal the Admirals are anchored by Dustin Tokarski (2-2-0) and Jaroslav Janus (3-0-1). Tokarski would be considered the number one man for the job, but Janus is making a strong case for himself.
The Admirals finish out the week with a game against game against the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday.