Ads pick up Liambis
The Orlando Solar Bears lent former Cincy left winger Michael Liambis to Milwaukee three days ago, and he’ll be with the Ads Friday night.
The Toronto native was traded to the Bears last October, and he’s skated in 32 games for Orlando this season.
He scored two goals, collected seven assists and garnered a whopping 151 penalty minutes.
Getting set for a wild week
Buckle up. After just two games in the past two weeks, the Admirals start one of their tightest stretches of the season with six home games over the next ten days.
Against the five team’s it’ll line up against this week, Milwaukee is a combined 7-10-1.
Currently fourth in the Midwest Division and seven points behind Houston for the eighth spot in the Western Conference, the Ads take on the Aeros tomorrow to open the home stand with a chance to narrow that gap.
Peoria visits Sunday for a key division battle, then the Abbotsford Heat come knocking Tuesday. San Antonio will kick off a Bradley Center 3-in-3 next Friday, followed by Charlotte Saturday and Abbotsford again that Sunday.
It’s going to be a huge sequence of games for the Ads and an excellent chance to gain some ground and exorcise some demons (especially against the Heat who are 5-0 against Milwaukee since 2/24/12.)
The time is now for the Admirals to Unleash…er Fury the Fury and make a serious push with home ice advantage, as this stretch could define their season.
Checking in with Cincy
The Cyclones are at the top of the North Division and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference with 58 points.
Cincinnati is 4-4-1-1 in their past ten games, but currently rides a three-game losing streak. It now leads the Toledo Walleye by just two points in the Division race with 24 games left.
Rookie David Pacan leads Cincy in points with 11 goals and 27 assists, while Garret Wilson leads the team in goals with 19.
Brian Foster’s been the top guy in net with a .902 save percentage and a 13-6-4 record in 25 games started. Meanwhile Zoltan Hetenyi has a 5-4 record with a .913 percentage and Michael Houser has a 7-5 record with a .921 percentage.
What do you think of the Liambis project? What role do you think he’ll fill in his first trip to the AHL?
What record do you anticipate over the next six games realistically? How many wins do the Ads need to climb back into serious contention?
How many games are you going to get out to?
Any guys in Cincy right now that pique your interest?