Admirals Game Results

  • 13 weeks 2 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Libor Hajek hopped over the boards for the first shift roughly 1:20 into the game.

    The 19-year-old defenseman described the feeling simply. “Just nervous. That’s it.”

    The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2016 second round draft pick made his pro debut with the Crunch, but Syracuse was outmatched by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “Libor was good. I like the way he skated,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “Tough night for him. It’s tough to start your career in a game like this. Overall, I thought he did some good things.”

  • 13 weeks 2 days ago

    Crunch crushed by class of the conference.

    WBS-5
    SYR-1

    Kristers Gudlevskis surrendered 3 goals on 7 shots for the loss before being pulled for Mike McKenna who allowed 2 on 25 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    5:22 WBS Di Pauli (2), (Dea, Pouliot)
    10:54 WBS Porter (11), (Aston-Reese, Goers)
    14:16 WBS Aston-Reese (2), (Porter)
    15:19 SYR Bournival (6), (Conacher)(SH)

    Second Period
    1:09 WBS Goers (4), (unassisted)

    Third Period
    1:34 WBS Simon (13), (Haggerty, Prow)

    Michael Bournival was the game's third star.

    Tonight showed just how far Syracuse is from being a serious contender in the Eastern Conference with a slim number of regular season games to get well. Getting some players back from Tampa Bay would be helpful, but there's still way too much inconsistency from the players who stay behind in Syracuse.

    Syracuse is tied atop the North Division at 75 points with Toronto and hold a game in hand on the Marlies. Nobody seems to really want to win this division. The Crunch keep teetering at the top of the table playing around .500 hockey recently, but nobody seems to want to seize the opportunity to overtake them.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 13 weeks 3 days ago

    KHL Western Conference Finals
    (2)St. Petersburg 5 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 4 (OT)
    St. Petersburg Leads the Series 1-0
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Playoff totals: 9 GP, 4-6-10, +2, 2 PIM
    Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

    SKA overcame a 2 goal Third Period deficit with a comeback that included a tying goal with 10 seconds left in regulation to post a 5-4 Game One OT triumph over Yaroslavl in the KHL Western Conference Finals. Nikita Gusev scored the first goal of the comeback of the power play and then setup the game winner in Overtime. He played 18:51 in the match. Linemate Vadim Shipachyov had assists in triplicate for SKA in the win.

  • 14 weeks 1 day ago

    Peca delivers critical divisional victory for Syracuse.

    ALB-1
    SYR-2 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed just 1 goal on 42 shots for the victory, helping the Crunch overcome a 42-28 shot disparity. Since the trade deadline, Gudlevskis has suddenly been locked in while veteran Mike McKenna has struggled, begging the question of who will really be the team's number one goaltender heading into the playoffs.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    2:10 SYR Peca (9), (Bournival, Condra)
    17:09 ALB Gibbons (13), (Stollery, Helgeson)

    Overtime
    1:13 SYR Peca (10), (Taormina, McGinn)(PP)

    Gudlevskis, Matthew Peca, and Slater Koekkoek were the game's three stars.

    With the victory, the Crunch move out to a 3 point lead in the North Division over Albany with the Devils now holding a game in hand.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 14 weeks 1 day ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    With the Albany Devils nipping at their heels in the standings, the Syracuse Crunch found a way to pull out a win.

    Kristers Gudlevskis recorded 41 saves and Matthew Peca netted his second goal of the night in overtime, as the Crunch outlasted the Devils, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    For Syracuse head coach Benoit Groulx, the game showed his players could get two points even if they weren’t at their best.

    “We were a vulnerable team tonight, playing our ninth game in 16 days with traveling in the middle of that and playing against a rested team,” Groulx said. “I thought our goalie was phenomenal. He allowed us to stay in that game, obviously. They were skating better than us. They were first on pucks. They were the best team on the ice tonight, but we found a way.”

  • 14 weeks 2 days ago

    Crunch comeback dissolves into defeat.

    SYR-3
    UTI-4

    Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 23 shots for the loss. Thus far with Syracuse he is 1-3-1 with a 4.23 GAA and a .868 save percentage. His acquisition has not led to the expected results thus far, needless to say.

    First Period
    13:22 UTI Rendulic (12), (Pelletier, Robak)

    Second Period
    14:42 UTI Pelletier (9), (Carcone, Rendulic)
    17:44 SYR Ikonen (3), (Comrie, McGinn)(PP)

    Third Period
    4:05 UTI Archibald (20), (McEneny, Kunyk)(PP)
    6:31 SYR Halmo (16), (Ikonen, Koekkoek)
    7:01 SYR McGinn (7), (Condra)
    8:15 UTI Zalewski (4), (Subban, Bancks)

    Tye McGinn was the game's second star. Since returning from injury on 3/3, McGinn has 6-2-8 in 8 games. And there ain't nothing wrong with those stats.

    Tonight's game was a frustrating one. Syracuse outshot Utica 38-23 and battled their way back from a pair of 2 goal deficits to get things level in the Third Period only to eventually lose the contest in regulation. The consistency from the net out needs to get dramatically better by the playoffs.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 14 weeks 4 days ago

    Crunch make Phantoms vanish in OT.

    SYR-5
    LV-4 (OT)

    Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 48 shots for the victory. Suffice it to say McKenna hasn't cloaked himself in glory thus far in Syracuse, but he bathed in the deep waters of sweet, sweet goal support tonight.

    First Period
    7:40 SYR Koekkoek (2), (Lynch, Vermin)

    Second Period
    4:09 SYR Kurtz (2), (Thomas, Blujus)
    6:54 LV Fazleev (6), (Aube-Kubel)
    12:15 LV Martel (17), (McDonald, Zengerle)(PP)
    13:15 LV Miele (8), (Conner, Brennan)(PP)

    Third Period
    8:16 SYR Lynch (3), (McNamee, Racine)
    17:56 LV Martel (18), (Alt, Miele)
    18:56 SYR Taormina (14), (Lynch)(PP)

    Overtime
    3:51 SYR McGinn (6), (Taormina, Peca)

    Kevin Lynch and Mike McKenna were the game's first and third stars. McKenna was an interesting selection after getting bailed out by a Crunch extra attacker goal that took him off the hook for a late game softie.

    Oh hey, look there, it's our old pals Slater Koekkoek and Dylan Blujus on the scoresheet. Where you been? Don't be a stranger.

    At the moment, Syracuse holds a 3 point lead atop the North Division with 1 game in hand on Albany.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 15 weeks 9 hours ago

    Syracuse rallies for a point.

    STJ-3
    SYR-2 (OT)

    Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the OT loss and is still looking for his first win with the Crunch since his acquisition.

    First Period
    12:49 SYR Froese (26), (Ikonen, Vermin)
    16:31 STJ Terry (23), (Hudon, Scherbak)

    Second Period
    14:29 STJ de la Rose (9), (Didier)(SH)

    Third Period
    2:30 SYR McGinn (5), (Taormina, Vermin)(PP)

    Overtime
    1:40 STJ Hudon (22), (Audette)

    Byron Froese was the game's second star.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 15 weeks 1 day 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.”

  • 15 weeks 1 day 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.

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