Ads Score Three In The Third To Beat The Heat

Starting the third period down a goal, Coach Kirk Muller shuffled the lines and shortened up the bench a bit.  The Admirals then proceeded to score three goals in the first ten minutes of the frame, and Atte Engren made that lead stand as the Admirals beat the Heat 3-1 Saturday night.

Michael Latta tied the game just 57 seconds into the 3rd period, deflecting a Kyle Wilson shot off the shaft of his stick.

About 8 minutes later, a Victor Bartley shot from the point went through Abbotsford goalie Leland Irving, sliding through his legs.  Taylor Aronson assisted on that goal for his first professional point, and it was the first power play goal on the road this season for the Admirals….on their 14th attempt.

31 seconds later, Taylor Beck scored an insurance goal, but Ryan Flynn did the dirty work.  Flynn made a very strong move to the net and tried to jam the puck in short side.  Irving had the door closed, but Beck followed the play and knocked it past Irving to give the Admirals the 3-1 lead.

The Ads then gave the Heat essentially four straight minutes of power play time (including a Yonking penalty to Foss), but Engren was able to make some big saves, and keep the puck out of the net.

“I think that’s the most poised and confident that I’ve seen him in the net,” Coach Herbers said of Engren after the game during the radio broadcast.

Engren, making his first appearance of the season, finished with 24 saves on 25 shots.

(Incidentally, Chet Pickard, who apparently wears an “A” for the Cyclones, lost to Reading tonight 3-2….he’s 0-2 on the year, but has decent stats.  Cincy has only scored three goals for him over those two games)

– Ryan Thang returned to the lineup after leaving last nights game prematurely.  I think that A) Thang must be pretty tough, and 2) we’re pretty lucky that the hit wasn’t worse than it was.

– Raitis Ivanans made his season debut for the Heat tonight, presumably to make sure there wouldn’t be any retribution for Byron’s hit on Thang last night.  Raitis didn’t drop the gloves with anyone…but man, that name brings back some great memories…. I don’t remember ever seeing him lose a fight in an Admirals jersey.

– Three out of a possible four points on the Abbotsford trip?  We’ll take it.  20th straight road game with at least a point.  Travel day tomorrow, practice this week, and then the first 3-games-in-3-days stretch of the season this weekend.  Friday in Rosemont, and then Saturday and Sunday at the Bradley Center.

8 thoughts on “Ads Score Three In The Third To Beat The Heat”

  1. You are absolutely right…I’m going to fix that. It was Foss for Yonking. Thank you for reading and thank you for pointing that out. Pretty sloppy on my part there…

    Yonking is named after our former Captain Nolan Yonkman, who had a frequent tendency to send the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty. It’s a dumb running gag on the blog. (for others, check out the glossary tab up top)

    Creed: Thanks for posting the highlights!

  2. Quick story to what adsfan mentioned, most of you may not care, but hey, I felt like telling it.

    We were in Mexico two years ago and the hotel we stayed at for whatever reason was overrun with Canadians, seriously, we were one of about 3 couples from the USA there. Anywho, was talking hockey with a big Canucks fan from Vancouver who mentioned he lived near Abbotsford. It also happened to be the same time Milwaukee was playing their first game in Abbotsford and I made mention to that. The guy told me most people in the area were really disappointed this team moved there. Said it was dumb to put to Calgary’s affiliate so close to Vancouver. He made it sound like they would never last unless they changed affiliations to a team that’s not their bitter rivals.

    Judging by that video, this guy knew what he was talking about.

  3. Kind of changing the topic, but Ryan’s colleagues on the 102/1 morning show mentioned an interesting idea which I had not thought of… with the NBA basically not playing, FSN will have a gap in their programming, since they usually televised most, if not all, of the Bucks’ games. They mentioned that FSN should fill that gap by televising Admirals games! I know that probably wouldn’t happen just due to costs versus ratings they would probably draw and the lack of sponsors who would cover the costs, but wouldn’t that be great, to have some HD telecasts of games, including road games?!? :-) One can dream…

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