By Ken Peacock
The Norfolk Admirals are back on the road after a brief stop home game against the WB/S Penguins. The Admirals are hoping to rebound back after the 4-2 loss to the Pens. The Penguins stopped the Admirals offensive machine and outplayed the Admirals in their home arena.
The Devils (6-6-0-1) defeated the Admirals (8-5-0-1) 1-0 last Friday. They have had at least one point in their last five home games and are currently tied for third in the Northeast Division.The Devils are led by Joe Whitney (4G 5A -4) and Mike Sislo (4G 3A +1). Matthew Corrente (2G 5A +1) leads the defense. Jeff Frazee ( 2-4-1 3.54GAA) and Keith Kinkaid (3W 2L 1.98GAA) split time in the net for the Devils. Albany’s head coach is former Admiral, Rick “Killer” Kowalsky.
The Admirals are currently in second place in the East Divison behind the Penguins. The offense and defense need to step it up a notch or two and get things back on track. Norfolk is led by Carter Ashton (11G 6A +4), Trevor Smith (6G 10A +12), and Cory Conacher (5G 10A -1).The Admirals defense is led by Mark Barberio (2G 9A +8). Dustin Tokarski (4-4 2.60GAA) and Jaroslv Janus (4-1-1 3.10GAA) have split the time between the posts for the Admirals.
The Admirals finish out the week with a rematch against the Penguins in Wilkes Barre/Scranton on Saturday.