By Ken Peacock
The Admirals take to the ice in a rare Tuesday night game against the East Division leading WB/S Penguins. Norfolk (12-8-0-1) trails the Penguins (11-5-1-4) for the division lead by 2 points.
Bryan Lerg (9G 9A +9), and Colin McDonald (5G 13A +8) lead the Penguins in scoring. Simon Despres (3G 4A +3) and Carl Sneep (0G 7A +7) lead the defense. Brad Thiessen(9W 5L 2SOL 2.45GAA) has had pulled the majority of minutes in Net for the Penguins. The Pens have have been struggling as of late and are 4-3-0-3 in their last ten games.
The Admirals Cory Conacher (10G 13A +1), and Trevor Smith (9G 13A +12) lead the offense. Mark Barberio (3G 13A +10) continues to anchor the defense. Dustin Tokarski (7W 5L 2.49GAA) and Jaroslav Janus (5W 3L 1SOL 3.18GAA) continue to share the goal tending duties for the Admirals. Admirals to watch are Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Blair Jones. Labrie has turned up the heat on his offensive skills, while Jones has been logging a lot of ice time since his return from Tampa Bay.
Anytime Norfolk plays the Penguins it is like a playoff game. Tonight’s games is a must win for the Admirals. WB/S and Brad Thiessen have been in a slump as of late, but are still a dangerous team to contend with.
The Admirals home stand continues Friday and Saturday night when Adirondack comes to town. The Phantoms (11-7-0-1) are currently third in the Northeast Division. There are plenty of tickets available for all three games. Get your’s now!