Admirals Game Results

  • 9 weeks 3 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Rob Zettler wanted to make sure Syracuse didn’t let up.

    The Crunch head coach reminded his team of the Americans’ recent games with big third periods. After taking a two-goal lead in the first period, Syracuse buckled down on defense to top Rochester, 3-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    The Crunch has won five straight — a season high — and remain in fourth place in the North Division, two points behind Utica.

    “It was very important for our energy and our vibe,” Zettler said of taking the early lead. “I thought we played really well in the first couple periods, but my message to the team was ‘This is how Rochester has been rolling. They don’t come out strong and give up an early lead, but then they come roaring back.’”

  • 9 weeks 3 hours ago

    Crunch score gigantic win as playoff push continues.

    RCH-1
    SYR-3

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 40 shots for the victory. He was a difference maker tonight, and he's now run off 5 straight wins and he's got a .936 save percentage this month. Peaking in crunch time.

    First Period
    SYR Drouin, (9) (Peca, Martindale), 8:11 (PP)
    SYR Gourde, (13) (Ikonen, Martindale), 14:50

    Second Period
    SYR Martindale, (4) (Gourde, Ikonen), 11:55
    RCH Baptiste, (11) (Mormina), 17:50

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Ryan Martindale, Gudlevskis, and Yanni Gourde were the game's three stars.

    Tonight was a crucially important 4-point divisional encounter, and by virtue of the win the 4th place Crunch extended their margin over the 5th place Americans to 6 points with Rochester holding 2 points in hand. Just as importantly, Syracuse stays within 2 points of 3rd place Utica, which beat the tar out of Binghamton tonight. With the divisional crossover rule, the Crunch likely need to catch Utica, which has 2 games in hand on Syracuse and a big ROW advantage. It may take Syracuse darned near running the table to make the postseason, and they're making a good go at just that. Oh, by the way, there's a home-and-home against Utica in 2 weeks. 4/15 and 4/16. Circle it on your calendars and double star it, too.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 9 weeks 1 day ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch have found a way to string together wins when they need them the most.

    The Crunch took the lead over the Devils in the first period and hung on through the final 40-plus minutes, as Syracuse topped Albany, 3-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday. The Crunch have won four straight and have points in five consecutive games to move up to fourth place in the North Division.

    “It’s not only crucial, it’s necessary,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said of earning standings points. “We are where we are, and I think we got some help tonight. … I just thought our guys played really well tonight. They played hard and (goalie Kristers Gudlevskis) was there when we needed him. For the most part, they played the game the right way.”

  • 9 weeks 1 day ago

    Crunch beginning to master the playoff push.

    ALB-1
    SYR-3

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory. 4 straight wins now from Kristers, who has refound his form after scuttling through January and February.

    First Period
    SYR Blujus, (6) (Peca, McGinn), 8:41
    ALB Johnson, (2) (Crandall), 11:59
    SYR Martindale, (3) (Gourde, Koekkoek), 13:16

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    SYR Drouin, (8) (Erne, Richard), 7:42

    Dylan Blujus, Gudlevskis, and Jonathan Drouin were the game's three stars. With a fourth alarm clock now acquired and in place, nothing can stop Jonathan Drouin. And yes, I'll applaud whichever BoltProspects reader cleverly Photoshops Drouin sporting the Flavor Flav clock chain.

    For the moment, Syracuse moves into 4th in the North Division by virtue of their 7-2-1 record over the last 10 games. However, it's looking like to get into the dance, Syracuse will need to get all the way up to 3rd in the division because of the unbalanced divisions. They're 1 point back of Utica now, but the Comets have 2 games in hand. Bottom line: they have to stay this hot the next 9 games to make it in.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 9 weeks 3 days ago

    No Drouin, no problem.

    SYR-3
    UTI-1

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    UTI Friesen, (10) (Sautner, Kenins), 4:12
    SYR Erne, (12) (Richard, Gourde), 10:37
    SYR Vermin, (6) (Peca, Martindale), 19:01 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Peca, (6) (Tambellini, Vermin), 19:45 (EN)

    Joel Vermin and Gudlevskis were the game's first and second stars.

    Jonathan Drouin was scratched for oversleeping and missing a pregame meeting, but through the contributions of others like Matthew Peca and his 1 goal and 1 assist, the Crunch overcame his absence.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 9 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Bolstered by an strong performance on the power play, the Crunch pulled away in the second period.

    Syracuse scored four times in the middle frame and netted three goals with the man-advantage, as the Crunch routed the St. John’s IceCaps, 6-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Sunday.

    “We had some early kills which were really good, and our power play came through,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said. “I think we were 3-for-3 on the first three of them, so that was a good thing that changed the game for us. I thought our guys played well and there was a number of guys who stepped it up tonight in a big game for us in a three-in-three.”

  • 9 weeks 6 days ago

    IceCaps crushed under an avalanche of multi-point nights by Syracuse.

    STJ-2
    SYR-6

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 24 shots for the victory. Bath in the waters of sweet, sweet goal support, Kristers. Savor it.

    First Period
    STJ Hudon, (21) (Holloway, MacMillan), 1:23
    SYR Gourde, (11) (Blujus, Richard), 7:10
    SYR Tambellini, (24) (DeAngelo, Gourde), 14:25 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Richard, (10) (DeAngelo, Tambellini), 9:16 (PP)
    SYR Gourde, (12) (Koekkoek), 10:46
    SYR Drouin, (6) (DeAngelo, Richard), 12:31
    STJ Hudon, (22) (Ellis, Holloway), 14:49 (PP)
    SYR Drouin, (7) (McGinn, Vermin), 19:45 (PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Yanni Gourde, Tanner Richard, and Jonathan Drouin were the game's three stars. Jeff Tambellini and Anthony DeAngelo also had multi-point nights, with DeAngelo breaking the 40 point plateau for the season with his 3 assists.

    Syracuse continues to hover just on the outer edge of the playoff picture with just 11 games left in their regular season. Their 6-2-1-1 record in the last 10 games and back-to-back wins have given them a chance, but they'll need to keep up the pace to make it to the dance.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 10 weeks 3 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    One night after being scratched, Ryan Martindale broke out in a big way.

    Despite being held scoreless in 12 AHL games this year, the Crunch center netted a pair of goals and added an assist to lead Syracuse to a 3-2 win over the St. John’s IceCaps at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “He made a huge difference for us,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said. “Obviously, he scored two goals. But more than that, he ended up playing against their top line all night and he did a heck of a job.”

    Syracuse’s Jeff Tambellini added a goal and an assist, while Yanni Gourde, Henri Ikonen, and Anthony DeAngelo each chipped in an assist.

  • 10 weeks 3 hours ago

    Martindale comes alive.

    STJ-2
    SYR-3

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 23 shots for the victory. It was Kristers' first win since February 19th... exactly one month.

    First Period
    STJ Dumont, (18) (Lernout, Didier), 6:31
    SYR Martindale, (1) (Taormina, Ikonen), 8:32

    Second Period
    SYR Martindale, (2) (DeAngelo, Tambellini), 8:51
    SYR Tambellini, (23) (Gourde, Martindale), 13:06

    Third Period
    STJ McNally, (5) (Scherbak, Johnston), 7:58

    Jeff Tambellini, Ryan Martindale, and Anthony DeAngelo were the game's three stars. Martindale's 3 point night equaled his production from his previous 11 games in a Crunch jersey.

    Henri Ikonen broke a streak of 15 games without a point.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 10 weeks 1 day ago

    Crunch comeback falls short in OT.

    SYR-3
    BNG-4 (OT)

    Adam Wilcox allowed 4 goals on 24 shots for the OT loss.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    BNG Bailey, (8) (Carlisle, Akeson), 1:47
    BNG Rupert, (10) (McCormick, Claesson), 13:01
    SYR Tambellini, (22) , 18:49

    Third Period
    SYR Taormina, (12) (Blujus), 4:36
    SYR Drouin, (5) (Taormina, Peca), 10:19 (PP)
    BNG Leveille, (1) (Flanagan, Keranen), 12:08

    Overtime
    BNG Flanagan, (6) (McCormick), 0:36

    Matt Taormina was the game's third star.

    Syracuse stormed out of a 2-0 hole in the Second Period to score 3 straight goals, only to see the game tied up less than 2 minutes later and eventually lose in OT. Frustrating. On the good side, Jonathan Drouin is at a point a game clip since returning to Syracuse, although his -7 in those 4 games looks mighty ugly, on paper.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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