Admirals Game Results

  • 36 weeks 6 days ago

    Crunch drop opening round of heavyweight matchup with Toronto.

    Eastern Conference Semifinals


    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.

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  • 37 weeks 6 days ago

    Bye, Rochester.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals


    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.

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  • 38 weeks 3 days ago

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

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals


    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.

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  • 38 weeks 4 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.”

  • 38 weeks 4 days ago

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

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals


    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.

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  • 38 weeks 5 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After allowing a pair of one-goal leads slip away, the Syracuse Crunch were able to pull away.

    With Gabriel Dumont leading the charge, the Crunch scored four unanswered goals over the final 40 minutes in a 6-2 victory over the Rochester Americans in Game 1 of the North Division Semifinals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “I don’t think we played the way we wanted in the first half of this game. We played better after that,” Dumont said. “If you’re a good team, you’re going to get chances. We were lucky enough to capitalize on our power play and there was a big goal by the fourth line too.”

  • 39 weeks 3 days ago

    Skeleton crew Crunch lose regular season finale.


    Olivier Mantha allowed 3 goals on 42 shots for the loss. Olivier Who? Exactly.

    First Period
    11:13 SYR Volkov (22), (Archambault, Verhaeghe)(PP)
    13:01 RCH Bailey (10), (Smith, Griffith)(PP)
    18:56 RCH Nylander (8), (unassisted)

    Second Period
    3:22 RCH Ross (7), (Fasching, Guhle)
    5:55 SYR Volkov (23), (Spencer, Archambault)

    Third Period
    18:36 RCH Malone (12), (unassisted)(EN)

    Alexander Volkov and Olivier Archambault were the game's second and third stars.

    Syracuse iced a roster filled with PTO's and recalls from Adirondack. These two teams will meet again now in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs with a very different Crunch team next time around.

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  • 39 weeks 4 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Although the teams will meet in the playoffs, the Syracuse game against Rochester Saturday wasn’t much of a preview.

    Looking to rest many of their regulars since they already clinched home ice in the first round, the Crunch had a lineup with 11 players who spent time in the ECHL this season and two more who joined the team after the conclusion of their junior seasons.

    Alexander Volkov scored twice and Olivier Mantha made 39 saves in his AHL debut, but Syracuse fell to Rochester, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    The North Division Semifinal between the Crunch and Americans starts in Syracuse Friday.

    “We’ll see what kind of team we’re going to have next week,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “For me, I expect our team to be ready to play next Friday.”

  • 39 weeks 5 days ago

    Crunch knock off another prospective playoff opponent.

    UTI-1 (OT)

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the victory.

    First Period

    Second Period
    3:29 SYR Walcott (5), (Tammela, Verhaeghe)
    19:35 UTI Carcone (15), (unassisted)

    Third Period

    4:21 SYR Verhaeghe (17), (Volkov, Thomas)

    Carter Verhaeghe and Pasquale were the game's first and second stars.

    Syracuse became the third Eastern Conference club to hit 100 points for the season with the win. The victory also significantly increased the odds the Crunch will draw the Rochester Americans in the opening round of the postseason.

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  • 40 weeks 46 min ago

    Ingram defeats Americans almost single-handedly.


    Connor Ingram pitched a 38 save shutout for the victory, helping Syracuse overcome a staggering 38-18 shot deficit in the game. Ingram is now sporting a very stout 20-11-6 record with a 2.33 GAA, .914 save percentage, and 4 shutouts. It's a rookie campaign I dare say has exceeded expectations given the past performance of similar Lightning goaltending prospects, and points to the fact Ingram could have higher upside.

    First Period

    Second Period

    Third Period
    1:22 SYR Peca (13), (Verhaeghe, McNeill)

    Ingram and Matthew Peca were the game's first and second stars.

    Rochester looks to potentially be Syracuse's first round opponent in the playoffs, so there's positive and negative to consider in the night's victory heading into the postseason.

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