Admirals Game Results

  • 2 weeks 3 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It wasn’t the result he hoped for, but Syracuse Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx liked his team’s effort.

    The Crunch — depleted by injuries and call-ups — tied the score early in the third period but fell to the St. John’s IceCaps, 3-2, in overtime at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “You know what? Hat’s off to our players,” Groulx said. “It was a great effort. You’re losing Matt Peca last night. We’re losing (Cory) Conacher tonight — couldn’t play. We had a few more guys banged up and we came up with that great effort. It’s a well deserved point.”

  • 2 weeks 3 days ago

    Wilcox's revenge.

    SPR-3
    SYR-2

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    18:49 SPR Thompson (12), (Hunt, Balisy)

    Second Period
    4:13 SYR McGinn (4), (Froese, Thomas)

    Third Period
    0:45 SYR Froese (25), (Taormina, Conacher)(PP)
    10:04 SPR Greco (8), (McCann, Hawryluk)
    18:15 SPR Greco (9), (Thompson)

    Newcomer Byron Froese was the game's second star after finally getting into the lineup following his acquisition in the Brian Boyle trade. Ex-Crunch netminder Adam Wilcox was the game's third star after posting 29 saves.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    A few third-period mistakes proved costly for the Syracuse Crunch.

    The Crunch took the lead 45 seconds into the third period but the Thunderbirds tied the score midway through the frame and netted the game-winner with 1:45 remaining, as Syracuse lost to Springfield, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “It’s very disappointing,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “We’re up 2-1, missed assignment on the second goal down low. With two minutes left, you have a defenseman diving down. It’s unacceptable.

    “I don’t think we did enough tonight to win. That’s it.”

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch’s power play adjustments paid off.

    The Crunch scored three times with the man-advantage against the IceCaps, as Syracuse topped St. John’s, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Wednesday.

    For Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx, the key was putting Matt Taormina and Cory Conacher together to form a clear cut top power play unit.

    “Tonight was a five-player effort, but we decided to put Taormina and Conacher together on the power play,” Groulx said. “They hadn’t played together in quite a bit, because we were trying many different things. I thought the two of them were very good on the power play — like (Matthew) Peca, like (Tye) McGinn, like (Erik) Condra.”

  • 3 weeks 1 day ago

    Another inauspicious McKenna outing.

    SYR-4
    BNG-6

    Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    5:59 BNG Bailey (17), (Carlisle, Flanagan)
    10:59 BNG Mike Blunden (13), (Varone, Bailey)(PP)
    11:47 SYR Walcott (4), (Peca)

    Second Period
    6:43 BNG Akeson (11), (Varone, Perron)
    14:54 SYR Peca (8), (Conacher, Thomas)
    19:07 BNG Bailey (18), (Akeson, Paul)(PP)

    Third Period
    16:23 BNG Akeson (12), (Varone, Harpur)(EN)
    18:04 SYR Kurtz (1), (Halmo, Ikonen)
    18:18 SYR Halmo (15), (Condra, Taormina)
    19:35 BNG Akeson (13), (Varone, Sieloff)(EN)

    Matthew Peca was the game's third star.

    Deduct the garbage time foolishness at the end of the contest and it's a 4-2 game, which looks less bad but is still not entirely inspiring.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 3 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse had an emphatic answer to Binghamton’s game-tying goal early in the third period.

    The Crunch surged to score three goals in a span of 2:06 and continued to push the Senators to the final horn, as Syracuse beat Binghamton, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “We got scored on — a missed assignment — but we bounced back right away,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “I thought we played a strong game tonight. We didn’t give them much. Kristers (Gudlevskis) was very solid when needed. Our (penalty kill) was strong. I thought tonight we were a structured team and we worked hard, and it showed.”

  • 3 weeks 3 days ago

    Crunch redeem themselves with late whipping of Bingo.

    BNG-1
    SYR-4

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory. Strong performance for Kristers on a night the Crunch needed it after getting collectively shelled the previous game.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    6:24 SYR Gourde (21), (McGinn, Conacher)

    Third Period
    1:52 BNG Bailey (16), (Sieloff, Rumble)
    2:27 SYR Walcott (3), (Condra, Koekkoek)
    2:53 SYR Gourde (22), (Conacher)
    4:33 SYR Brodeur (3), (Condra, Walcott)

    Yanni Gourde, Gudlevskis, and Daniel Walcott were the game's three stars.

    Syracuse bested Binghamton 40-29 on the shot clock and by an even worse proportion on the scoreboard.

    The Crunch pull 2 points ahead of Albany in the North Division with 2 games in hand.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 4 days ago

    Inauspicious debut with the Crunch for McKenna.

    HER-5
    SYR-1

    Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 9 shots for the loss before giving way to Kristers Gudlevskis, who allowed 1 goal on 9 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    1:37 HER Gilbert (1), (Barber, Boyd)
    3:27 SYR McGinn (2), (Taormina, Gourde)
    11:49 HER Barber (8), (O'Brien, Bourque)(PP)
    13:05 HER Thomas (20), (Stephenson)(PP)

    Second Period
    7:54 HER Djoos (10), (Mitchell, Zajac)
    13:33 HER Thomas (21), (Williams)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Tye McGinn was the game's third star, scoring Syracuse's lone goal after returning from an injury suffered in mid-October. Other than that, it was a dismal night.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 4 weeks 3 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It took 584 games, but Erik Condra accomplished a feat he narrowly missed eight times before.

    The veteran forward recorded his first professional hat trick and the Crunch were able to hang on, as Syracuse topped the Rochester Americans, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “It was a little surreal,” Condra said with a smile about his third goal. “I had to think about it for a second to make sure I had the hat trick. I was pretty excited about it. A great play by (Yanni) Gourde in the middle there. He’s a great player who made another great play. I just hammered it home.”

  • 4 weeks 3 days ago

    Usher Condra lets it burn in Crunch victory.

    RCH-3
    SYR-4

    Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the victory. After going into the Third Period with the all important 3 goal lead, Wilcox did eventually surrender a couple of goals including the false hope goal early in the final frame. But, he was able to hold the fort the rest of the way to get the W.

    First Period
    0:46 SYR Condra (8), (Peca, Brodeur)
    7:23 SYR Gourde (20), (Halmo, Vermin)(PP)
    12:00 SYR Condra (9), (Walcott, Taormina)

    Second Period
    11:03 RCH Nylander (7), (Grant, Kennedy)(PP)
    15:59 SYR Condra (10), (Gourde, Thomas)

    Third Period
    2:25 RCH Bonis (6), (Cornel, Catenacci)
    4:17 RCH Baptiste (20), (Kennedy, Catenacci)

    Erik Condra and Yanni Gourde were the game's first and second stars. Condra had the home crowd screaming "yeah!" with his first pro hat trick while Gourde hit 20 goals for the second time as an AHL'er. Matthew Peca, somewhat quietly, has 1 goal and 7 points in his last 8 contests.

    Syracuse pulls 2 points clear of Albany and 4 points clear of Toronto with the victory, and with both of those teams dropping their games in regulation tonight, the Crunch retained all their games in hand. Beautiful.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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