Admirals Game Results

  • 19 hours 36 min ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After missing one game, Mike Angelidis was excited to rejoin the lineup.

    The Crunch captain notched a power play goal less than three minutes into the game, added an assist on the eventual game-winner, and provided some key defensive shifts in the closing minutes, as Syracuse topped the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-3, in a physical contest at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    The Crunch has won three straight and seven out of their last eight to take over second place in the Eastern Conference.

    "He got us going with a power play goal to start off with and he just keeps doing what he's doing," said Syracuse head coach Rob Zettler. "He's competitive and we need that competitiveness. When a game like this happens, I need him to settle things down for us and that's what he's able to do."

  • 20 hours 18 min ago

    Peaking at the right time?

    BRI-3
    SYR-4

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 41 shots for the victory. Bridgeport made a big push in the Third Period, outshooting Syracuse 19-7 and getting a couple of goals, but Gudlevskis was ultimately able to get Syracuse over the finish line to secure the win.

    First Period
    SYR Angelidis, (19) (Ashton, Gourde), 2:41 (PP)
    BRI Quine, (19) (Mayfield, Pelech), 15:36

    Second Period
    SYR Martindale, (12) (Kunyk, Marchessault), 3:06
    SYR Dotchin, (6) (Mormina, Marchessault), 14:31 (PP)

    Third Period
    BRI Jeffrey, (22) (Ness), 5:21
    SYR Vermin, (10) (Courtnall, Angelidis), 9:48
    BRI McMillan, (3) (Sundstrom, Vaughan), 17:26

    Joel Vermin, Jake Dotchin, and Mike Angelidis were the game's three stars.

    The game got a little nasty in the Second Period, with matching ejections that led to Carter Ashton's early departure from the game for being involved in a secondary altercation.

    Note that none of the Crunch's recent ATO signees, including highly touted Brayden Point, made their debuts tonight. More additions could be on the way with goaltender Adam Wilcox and Minnesota already knocked out of the NCAA Tournament tonight and Matthew Peca's Quinnipiac Bobcats down 3-0 early in the Second Period at the time of this posting. Both highly touted prospects could possibly make an immediate contribution at the AHL level.

    Syracuse leapfrogs over Hershey into the second seed with the win. They're 4 points behind Manchester for the top spot in the conference (and the league) with the Monarchs holding a game in hand. The Crunch have 10 games left in the regular season, which is a nice time to go on a tear like the current, ongoing 4 game winning streak.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 days 19 hours ago

    Phantoms never had a ghost of a chance.

    SYR-6
    LV-1

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the victory. He's won 5 straight starts and put together 4 straight quality starts in the process. His save percentage has steadily risen to .904 and he's building up confidence necessary for a solid playoff run.

    First Period
    SYR Mormina, (4) (Kunyk), 11:46 (SH)

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (20) , 8:45
    SYR Koekkoek, (5) (Martindale, Gourde), 10:56

    Third Period
    SYR Marchessault, (21) , 2:19 (SH)
    SYR Courtnall, (7) (Vermin), 4:47
    SYR Martindale, (11) (Courtnall, Dotchin), 8:12
    LV Jones, (7) (Comrie, Gordon), 9:22 (PP)

    Jonathan Marchessault, Justin Courtnall, and Gudlevskis were the game's three stars. Marchessault is currently tied for 6th in the league in scoring. Courtnall's got 5 points and a +5 rating in 7 games since joining the Crunch. At this rate, maybe the Lightning should've signed him the first run through the organization?

    It's been a long road, but Syracuse has closed back within 1 point of Hershey for the 2nd seed in the conference. For the longest time, they looked to be locked into the 3 seed, but they're playing themselves into a spot to challenge for better position.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 days 22 hours ago

    Blujuspalooza continues.

    SYR-4
    SPR-1

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 14 shots for the victory. Not a typo. Light work for the Yak today.

    First Period
    SYR Courtnall, (6) (Blujus, Vermin), 10:25
    SPR Adam, (14) (Chaput, Hoeffel), 16:52

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (19) (Blujus, Richard), 3:04 (PP)
    SYR Gourde, (26) (Ashton, Koekkoek), 19:40 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Angelidis, (18) (Mormina), 14:03

    Jonathan Marchessault and Dylan Blujus were the game's first and second stars. Blujus with back-to-back multi-point games for the first time in his pro career.

    Justin Courtnall continues to look like another Julien BriseBois trash to treasure conversion.

    Things get interesting in the next couple of weeks for Syracuse as the amateur ranks yield some ATO opportunities for the Lightning organization. Specifically, Brayden Point could be a prime addition on an ATO for the Crunch, and an early exit from the NCAA tournament could put Matthew Peca in a Crunch jersey very soon, too. Both would be nice additions to a Crunch team in need of more speed and skill, especially up the middle.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 days 18 hours ago

    Comets streak past Crunch in the Third.

    UTI-4
    SYR-2

    Allen York allowed 3 goals on 36 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Richard, (12) (Dotchin, Blujus), 5:41 (PP)
    UTI Baertschi, (11) (Blain, Friesen), 6:54

    Third Period
    UTI Conacher, (6) (Andersson, Friesen), 2:00
    UTI Shinkaruk, (9) (O'Reilly, Corrado), 4:01
    SYR Marchessault, (18) (Richard, Blujus), 15:27 (PP)
    UTI Baertschi, (12) (Friesen, Grenier), 19:15 (EN)

    Tanner Richard was the game's third star. Dylan Blujus had his 3rd multi-point game of the season, ushering in a brief period of #Blujuspalooza.

    Syracuse may have lost the war tonight, but at least the AHL's abbreviation for them isn't an acronym for Urinary Tract Infections. Escalate the rivalry with Grade A scalding rhetoric. It's always good for the soul.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 days 19 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Trailing by one late in the third period, the Syracuse Crunch threw everything it could on net.

    The shots either hit a body in front, Utica goalie Joe Cannata deflected the puck wide, or the shots just missed the mark, as the Crunch couldn't find the equalizer in a 4-2 loss to the Comets at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "I was shocked it didn't go in," said Syracuse head coach Rob Zettler. "(Mike Angelidis) had a chance to bury one, (Ryan) Martindale had it all alone in front. I haven't seen the replay, so I don't know if he just missed the net or it was blocked. I thought for sure we were going to tie it there and make something out of nothing, but we weren't able to."

  • 1 week 19 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    With time winding down in overtime, Slater Koekkoek made a bold prediction.

    The Syracuse Crunch defenseman was next to hit the ice during the three-on-three portion of the extra session, but took a moment to tell fellow rookie Dylan Blujus that he would end the game.

    Koekkoek's words proved to be prophetic, as his game-winner 4:52 into overtime lifted the Crunch to a 2-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday. Syracuse has won four straight.

    "Blujus and I were sitting on the bench, and (assistant coach Trent) Cull had just said I was the next D out," Koekkoek said. "I looked over at Blue and I said 'Don't worry Blue, I got this one.'"

  • 1 week 20 hours ago

    Syracuse goes Koekkoek in Overtime.

    WBS-1
    SYR-2 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 28 points for the victory. That's just 1 goal allowed in the last couple of games.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Gourde, (25) (Dotchin, Courtnall), 8:17

    Third Period
    WBS Kostopoulos, (14) (Pouliot), 11:22

    Overtime
    SYR Koekkoek, (4) (Marchessault), 4:52

    Slater Koekkoek and Gudlevskis were the game's first and second stars. If you look at the last 11 games, Slater has 1 goal and 9 points in that span, with a +6 rating. He's definitely turned a corner in his development in the past few weeks, as he's now sprinkling in the offensive contributions with his reasonably steady defensive play.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 week 5 days ago

    Weekend sweep (roller coaster goes up)!

    SYR- 2
    BRI-0

    Kristers Gudlevskis stopped all 29 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season. He had 5 last season. He also got his save percentage back to .900 with the victory, just a shade below his .901 of a year ago.

    First Period
    SYR Gourde, (24) (Koekkoek, Kunyk), 9:31 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    SYR Courtnall, (5) (Smith, Blujus), 16:25

    Yanni Gourde, Gudlevskis, and once (and future?) Bolt Prospect Justin Courtnall were the game's three stars. Yes, quiet acquisition Justin Courtnall, the ex-Lightning pick and son-of-a-Geoff. He's back in our lives. Reunited, and it feels so good.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 19 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After struggling through the second period, the Syracuse Crunch found a way to pull out the win.

    The Crunch scored two goals in the first six minutes but the Flames took the lead midway through the second. Syracuse rallied for four goals in the third to beat Adirondack, 7-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "We got our thoughts together and took a few minutes to rest up, and then we said 'They're not going to give us anything, we just have to dig down, dig deep, and find a way,'" Crunch forward Tanner Richard said of what happened during the second intermission. "We all rallied together pretty well and came out with the two points."

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