Admirals Game Results

  • 6 weeks 3 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch couldn’t dig out of the hole they were in.

    The Toronto Marlies scored two power play goals in the first period, and despite the Crunch climbing back to within a goal in the third, held on for a 2-1 victory at in Game 4 of the North Division Finals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Tuesday. With the win, the Marlies sweep the series 4-0.

    Syracuse’s veterans addressed the rest of the team after the game.

    “I think the thing that we stressed a lot was that we left it all out there. There was no quit in anybody,” Crunch forward Matthew Peca said. “It’s easy to fold when you’re down 0-3. There was no sign of quit in the dressing room with a short lineup and guys were laying out blocking shots. You could just tell that everybody was doing everything for the guy next to them. That’s the biggest team-thing a guy can do, and we saw a lot of it all year and in the playoffs.”

  • 6 weeks 3 days ago

    Crunch comeback falls short. Marlies complete sweep.

    Eastern Conference Semifinals

    TOR-2
    SYR-1

    Toronto Wins the Series 4-0

    Connor Ingram allowed 2 goals on 23 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    4:52 TOR Timashov (5), (Smith, Mueller)(PP)
    14:56 TOR Johnsson (3), (Liljegren, Engvall)(PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    10:29 SYR McNeill (2), (Lynch, Verhaeghe)

    Ingram was the game's second star.

    This was a really strong season for Syracuse in terms of both overall performance and the ability to develop a very young group of players in the process. It's a shame that may end up being tempered by the embarassment of being swept by a very deep and powerful Toronto Marlies club. Looking forward to next year the club will get yet another influx of high caliber youth like Boris Katchouk and Alex Barre-Boulet, among others. So, the success is sustainable, but Toronto remains a problematic adversary in the division to overcome.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After the final horn, the Syracuse Crunch were ready to put the game behind them.

    The Crunch didn’t score on an early power play and went into a tailspin, as Syracuse lost to the Toronto Marlies, 7-1, in Game 3 of the North Division Finals Sunday.

    Toronto, who topped Syracuse in double overtime Saturday, leads the series 3-0 and will go for the sweep on Tuesday.

    “You’ve got to turn the page,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “It’s one of our worst games of the year. But again, you’ve got to give credit to Toronto. They won a big game last night and carried the momentum over. They jumped on us and we weren’t ready to play.”

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Flat Crunch get flattened.

    Eastern Conference Semifinals

    TOR-7
    SYR-1

    Toronto Leads the Series 3-0

    Connor Ingram allowed 7 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    3:23 TOR Mueller (2), (Holl, Smith)
    4:35 TOR Grundstrom (4), (Aaltonen, Johnsson)

    Second Period
    10:39 TOR Aaltonen (1), (Johnsson, Grundstrom)
    14:05 TOR Greening (3), (Gauthier, Engvall)
    17:14 SYR Cernak (1), (Verhaeghe, Lynch)

    Third Period
    8:23 TOR Moore (2), (LoVerde, Pickard)
    15:08 TOR Johnsson (2), (Liljegren, Aaltonen)
    18:20 TOR Moore (3), (Mueller)

    Hard to believe about 24 hours ago the Crunch were a bounce away from making this a very competitive series. Clearly the sting of that Double OT loss carried over to Game Three and now the Crunch are in a seemingly impossible 3-0 hole.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Crunch leave Toronto empty handed after double OT thriller.

    Eastern Conference Semifinals

    SYR-1
    TOR-2 (2OT)

    Toronto Leads the Series 2-0

    Connor Ingram shined allowing 2 goals on 57 shots for the OT loss. He's exceeded expectations as a rookie and continues to make you think his ceiling could be higher than originally thought.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    9:25 SYR Peca (3), (Stephens)

    Third Period
    6:52 TOR Marchment (2), (Moore)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Double Overtime
    15:10 TOR Gauthier (1), (Engvall)

    Ingram was the game's second star.

    That's a tough one to take, given the Crunch were just a bounce away from putting themselves in a really good position in this series. As it is, there's no need to panic. It's not a series until someone drops a home game. But, it does put a lot of pressure on Syracuse to win the next two tilts at home to get the series back to level.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 1 day ago

    Crunch drop opening round of heavyweight matchup with Toronto.

    Eastern Conference Semifinals

    SYR-4
    TOR-6

    Toronto Leads the Series 1-0

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 20 shots for the loss. Yuck. That stat line may beg for a goaltending change for Game Two.

    First Period
    8:33 TOR Brooks (1), (Marincin, Marchment)
    18:34 SYR Joseph (3), (unassisted)(SH)
    19:16 TOR Timashov (4), (Moore, Mueller)(PP)

    Second Period
    10:55 SYR Verhaeghe (1), (Stephens)(PP)
    15:15 TOR Dermott (1), (Johnsson, Grundstrom)(PP)

    Third Period
    7:56 TOR Marchment (1), (Gauthier, Marincin)
    8:53 SYR Lynch (1), (Condra, Volkov)
    12:46 TOR Engvall (3), (Moore, Brooks)
    18:55 SYR Lynch (2), (Joseph, Verhaeghe)
    19:23 TOR Smith (1), (Gauthier)(EN)

    Mathieu Joseph was the game's third star.

    Toronto draws first blood in what may be, arguably, the de fact Eastern Conference Final in a clash of two AHL titans. But the Crunch should not despair. They can still accomplish what they came to Toronto to do and they actually outshot the high-powered Marlies by a comfortable 32-21 margin (albeit score effects in the Third Period were heavily involved). This feels like a long series going into it, and each team's going to have to weather some haymakers if they want the prize.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 8 weeks 2 days ago

    Bye, Rochester.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    SYR-6
    RCH-3

    Syracuse Wins the Series 3-0

    Connor Ingram allowed 3 goals on 36 shots for the victory in his playoff debut.

    First Period
    3:25 RCH Redmond (2), (Porter, Blackwell (2) (PP)
    19:16 SYR Peca (2), (Masin, Joseph)

    Second Period
    7:48 RCH Bailey (2), (Malone)
    8:17 SYR Foote (1), (Verhaeghe, Joseph)
    8:36 SYR Archambault (2), (Stephens, Peca)
    10:49 SYR Stephens (1), (Dumont, Verhaeghe)

    Third Period
    6:05 SYR Joseph (2), (Volkov, Dumont)(PP)
    13:50 RCH O'Regan (1), (Porter, Griffith)
    19:08 SYR Volkov (3), (Peca, Condra)(EN)

    Mitchell Stephens, Matthew Peca, and Gabriel Dumont were the game's three stars.

    Well that was an interesting series considering the bluster from the Americans coming into the series based on their late regular season play against the Crunch. One of these teams clearly had an extra gear or two and the other was Rochester.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 8 weeks 6 days ago

    Volkov and Crunch outlast Rochester in Game Two to hold serve at home.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    RCH-5
    SYR-6

    Syracuse Leads the Series 2-0

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 25 shots for the victory. Bathe in sweet, sweet goal support.

    First Period
    3:48 SYR Peca (1), (Bodie, Condra)(PP)
    15:43 RCH Blackwell (1), (Percy, Griffith)(PP)
    18:31 SYR Joseph (1), (Peca, Masin)

    Second Period
    1:29 SYR Archambault (1), (Stephens, Peca)
    2:15 SYR McNeill (1), (Condra, Lynch)
    5:10 RCH Bailey (1), (Porter)(SH)
    6:02 RCH Percy (1), (Malone, Blackwell)

    Third Period
    4:52 SYR Volkov (1), (McBain, Peca)
    5:22 RCH Porter (1), (O'Regan)
    5:59 SYR Volkov (2), (Bodie, Foote)
    6:58 RCH Baptiste (1), (MacWilliam, Smith)

    Matthew Peca, Alexander Volkov, and Erik Condra were the game's three stars.

    The Crunch probably made this one a lot more exciting than it needed to be after staking themselves to a 4-1 lead early in the Second Period and surrendering a shorty to allow the Americans off the canvas. With that said, I'd have to think it's a pretty good endorsement of this past June's draft that Volkov and Cal Foote both figured in the eventual game winner.

    Syracuse did what they needed to do by holding serve at home. But, just like with the big club, I have to caution that it's not a series until someone wins a road game. The Crunch can't get too high right now and need to play a solid road style to try to shorten this series and move along quickly. Nothing fancy. Just survive and advance as quickly as possible in this opening round best-of-five encounter.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 8 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It was a wild 60 minutes, but the Syracuse pushed Rochester to the brink.

    The Crunch had three multiple-goal leads trimmed to just one but managed to pull out a 6-5 victory over the Americans in Game 2 of the North Division Semifinals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday. Syracuse holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, which shifts to Rochester for Game 3 Wednesday.

    For Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx, the game was a good test and showed his team reacted the right way to the momentum swings.

    “I think it’s a great win. The more you go into the playoffs, the more intense games become,” Groulx said. “Today, a lot of momentum swings on both sides … but I thought we held our composure. I’m very happy for our team. We battled hard and it’s a good win.”

  • 9 weeks 1 hour ago

    Dumont's hat trick paces Crunch to huge Game One win.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    RCH-2
    SYR-6

    Syracuse Leads the Series 1-0

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 30 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    3:22 SYR Dumont (1), (Verhaeghe, McBain)
    4:12 RCH Redmond (1), (Griffith, Porter)(PP)
    11:15 SYR McBain (1), (Dumont, Volkov)
    19:08 RCH Criscuolo (1), (Smith, Griffith)

    Second Period
    1:44 SYR Masin (1), (Stephens, Peca)

    Third Period
    8:27 SYR Bradley (1), (Walcott, McBain)
    14:46 SYR Dumont (2), (Cernak, Joseph)(PP)
    19:08 SYR Dumont (3), (Condra)(EN)

    Gabriel Dumont, Pasquale, and Jamie McBain were the game's three stars.

    This was an intriguing result given the fact that Rochester came in this series with a lot of confidence and even some bravado (bulletin board material) about how they felt Syracuse was a good first round matchup for them given their possession advantage in some late regular season games. Well, I believe it was Mike Tyson who said something along the lines of, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." The Crunch punched Rochester in the mouth tonight.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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