Admirals Game Results

  • 1 day 2 hours ago

    Crunch offense shut down for the first time this season.


    Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the loss.

    First Period

    Second Period
    8:11 WBS Porter (1), (Archibald, McNeill)(SH)
    10:30 WBS Porter (2), (unassisted)(SH)
    10:51 SYR Conacher (2), (Thomas, Erne)(PP)

    Third Period
    15:45 WBS Simon (1), (Porter, Gardiner)

    Needless to say, when you give up a pair of shorthanded goals as a team you probably deserve to lose. For a team this stacked to be sitting at .500 now is a little bit of a splash of cold water. We'll see how the team responds.

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  • 2 days 1 hour ago

    Comets strike at Syracuse's potential Achilles heel.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 8 shots before being pulled for Adam Wilcox, who allowed 1 goal on 11 shots the rest of the way for the dreaded backdoor loss.

    First Period
    1:58 UTI Billins (1), (unassisted)(PP)
    3:48 UTI Grenier (2), (Chaput)
    6:29 SYR Dumont (1), (Koekkoek, Condra)
    8:25 SYR Bournival (3), (Dumont)(SH)
    8:57 UTI Carcone (1), (Megna, Billins)(PP)
    15:37 UTI Valk (2), (Grenier, Chaput)

    Second Period
    2:38 SYR Dumont (2), (Witkowski)

    Third Period
    12:35 UTI Megna (1), (Billins)
    17:10 SYR Bournival (4), (Blujus, Conacher)(PP)

    Gabriel Dumont and Michael Bournival were the game's first and third stars.

    Tonight was the first blemish on Syracuse's record and outlined their potential vulnerability. There's little doubt their lineup is significantly deep and talented enough to score a good 3 or 4 goals (at least) a game at the AHL level. The question, particularly when it comes to their goaltending, is whether they have the ability to keep the puck out of their own net. Kristers Gudlevskis has world class athleticism for the goaltending position, but his consistency is still dubious. Can he steadily lead a team on a deep run through the regular season and on toward a championship? Will he even get the chance with cap deals looming up top in Tampa Bay? And, either way, can Adam Wilcox prove a serious option 1A a la Jaroslav Janus during the Norfolk Admirals' championship run not too many moons ago?

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  • 2 days 1 hour ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch’s sluggish start cost them.

    The Crunch allowed two Comets goals in the first 3:48 and played from behind most of the game, as Syracuse fell to Utica, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “When you start the game and you’re down by two goals as quickly as tonight, it’s tough,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “I thought we battled hard to come back in that game. I just believe they were a better team than us tonight.”

    Gabriel Dumont paced the Syracuse offense with two goals and one assist, while Michael Bournival scored twice. The duo, who both came over from the Montreal Canadiens organization over the summer, have clicked early in the season.

  • 1 week 3 hours ago

    Goals! Goals! Goals!


    Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 21 shots for the win, and then thanked Jobu for the sweet elixir of goal support.

    First Period
    5:31 RCH Rodrigues (1), (unassisted)
    16:11 SYR Gourde (1), (Richard, Halmo)
    19:14 SYR Peca (1), (Conacher)

    Second Period
    0:39 SYR Bournival (2), (Dotchin, Walcott)
    10:26 SYR Peca (2), (Conacher, Erne)(PP)
    13:31 RCH Strachan (1), (Bennett, Nylander)
    15:14 SYR Conacher (1), (Vermin, Taormina)

    Third Period
    9:34 RCH Nylander (1), (O'Reilly)
    16:06 SYR Vermin (2), (Condra, Richard)(PP)

    Cory Conacher and Matthew Peca were the game's first and second star.

    It's hard to lose when you're averaging 5 goals a game. Benoit Groulx must feel like he won the lottery after being tapped to coach this team.

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  • 1 week 3 hours ago

    The new AHL website is bad, and they should feel bad.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 21 shots for the victory. Life is good when you have low shot totals to face and sweet, sweet goal support.

    First Period

    Second Period
    3:55 SYR Erne (1), (Blujus, Peca)(PP)
    13:01 SYR McGinn (1), (Erne, Witkowski)
    17:05 SYR Vermin (1), (Conacher, Dumont)
    17:27 SYR Bournival, (Dumont, Dotchin)

    Third Period
    6:55 RCH Bailey (1), (Fedun)

    Adam Erne, Gabriel Dumont, and Cory Conacher were the game's three stars.

    Syracuse's depth at forward this season is obscene, on paper, and it will only get better when Ryan Callahan gets healthy and (possibly/probably) pushes young Brayden Point down to the Crunch to learn to play center as a pro. With that in mind, Syracuse's ceiling this year may be defined by if/when the Lightning resolve their goaltending situation up top, and if/when Gudlevskis moves up because of it. Syracuse is likely to have everything else, so they just need the goaltending to potentially make an epic run this year.

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  • 1 week 1 day ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch dominated in the second period and cruised to a win on opening night.

    The Crunch scored four times and held the Americans to four shots on goal in the middle frame, as Syracuse defeated Rochester, 4-1, in the season opener at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “I’m happy for them,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “I thought they played the way they wanted to play. We had energy and we had some legs tonight. We made some plays tonight. It was a good start.”

  • 2 weeks 1 day ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch pushed the pace early and racked up the goals.

    The Crunch scored three times in the first seven minutes and held on against the Comets, as Syracuse defeated Utica, 3-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial in the preseason opener Saturday.

    “We were skating hard and playing with pace,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “The second effort was there and we had great habits. That was the difference in the first period overall.”

    Syracuse’s Adam Erne, Cameron Darcy and Gabriel Dumont each scored once, Michael Bournival recorded a pair of assists, and Dylan Blujus and Brian Hart each had one helper.

    “That’s the way our team wants to play this year,” Erne said. “We want to be ready from the start. It’s not slow hockey. … It’s moving the puck fast, playing forward and playing with speed. I think if everybody’s on the same page, it’s going to be tough to stop.”

  • 27 weeks 12 hours ago

    Peca's first multi-goal game as a pro.

    SYR-3 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the OT loss.

    First Period
    UTI Zalewski, (15) (Gaunce, Valk), 0:18
    SYR Thomas, (1) (Broll, Darcy), 4:58

    Second Period
    UTI Friesen, (14) , 14:10 (SH)

    Third Period
    SYR Peca, (7) (Walcott), 3:02
    UTI Zalewski, (16) (Fedun, Gaunce), 6:00
    SYR Peca, (8) (Tambellini, Tammela), 14:07

    UTI Gaunce, (16) (Zalewski, Fedun), 0:33

    Matthew Peca was the game's third star. Ben Thomas also notched his first goal as a pro while "The Cobra" Jonne Tammela had his first North American pro point on a helper on Peca's second goal.

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  • 27 weeks 1 day ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch battled back three times.

    The Crunch answered each of the Comets’ three go-ahead goals in regulation but ultimately fell in overtime, as Syracuse lost to Utica, 4-3, in the Crunch’s home finale at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “I think we battled back a lot today, which was good,” Crunch forward Matthew Peca said. “Even though we put ourselves in positions to have to battle back — maybe some goals we didn’t want to give up like the shorthanded one — but I thought we battled. We didn’t give up, we tied it late. Tough break in overtime.”

  • 27 weeks 2 days ago

    Crunch cough up three unanswered in the Third Period.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 24 shots for the hard luck loss.

    First Period
    SYR Vermin, (9) (DeAngelo, Richard), 0:09

    Second Period

    Third Period
    UTI Kenins, (5) (Hensick, Subban), 7:16 (PP)
    UTI LaBate, (10) (Grenier, Gaunce), 15:20 (PP)
    UTI Pedan, (7) (Bancks), 18:42 (EN/SH)

    Syracuse's season continues to wind down. The good news is they're still playing hard despite the harsh reality they won't be headed to the postseason.

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