By Ken Peacock
The Admirals play their third game in as many nights as Norfolk (16-9-0-1) visit the Hershey Bears (13-7-3-2). Norfolk brings a 1-1 record against the Bears on the season. After tonight’s game the Admirals will return home for a Friday night match with the same Hershey Bears.
Hershey has gone 6-3-0-1 over their last ten games and currently riding a 2 game losing streak. Hershey currently has the league’s most successful power-play, scoring 33 times on 111 opportunities and averaging two power play goals per game. They also have a successful penalty kill, going 107-for-125 overall and 50-for-56 on home ice. The Bears are led in scoring by Keith Aucoin (6G 33A +2) and Chris Bourque (12G 22A -1). The Bears defense is led by Patrick McNeill (2G 13A -2). Bears goalies, Braden Holtby (7-6-1 2.57GAA) and Dany Sabourin (6-4-1 2.98GAA) share teh duties between the pipes.
The Admirals currently hold the top position in the East Division tied with the WB/S Penguins and the Hershey Bears following closely behind. Norfolk is led by Trevor Smith (12G 19A +17) and rookie phenom, Cory Conacher (14G 14A +3). Mark Barberio (3G 17A +14) continues to lead the Admirals defense. Dustin Tokarski (10-5-0 2.26GAA) has been hot as of late, with a 5 game winning streak. Jaroslav Janus (6-4-1 3.16GAA) took the 5-2 win last night in Binghamton.
Norfolk returns to home action on Friday, December 16 against Hershey. This will also be the annual Toy Toss. Get your tickets today!
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