Admirals Game Results

  • 18 weeks 2 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Despite knowing there would be a record-breaking crowd in attendance, the Syracuse Crunch focused on the task at hand.

    The Crunch battled back from an early deficit, took the lead in the second period and held on in the third, as Syracuse topped the Utica Comets, 2-1, in front of 30,715 people at the Frozen Dome Classic Saturday. The total sets a new United States professional hockey attendance record, which was previously held by the Lightning.

    "In the beginning, when we were standing on the goal line, you look around and it's really impressive to see all those people in that building," said Crunch forward Joel Vermin. "After one or two shifts, it's a game and you've got to execute."

  • 18 weeks 2 days ago

    Vasilevskiy shines on the big stage in the Frozen Dome.

    UTI-1
    SYR-2

    Andrei Vasilevskiy had his finest start of the year, turning aside 26 of 27 shots for the victory. He made big saves at big moments to preserve the margin of victory for the Crunch, and he did it in front of 30,000+ people. The young man's got some swagger, no doubt. I could see his season taking off like a rocket ship from here on out.

    First Period
    UTI Friesen, (2) (Kenins, Jensen), 3:12
    SYR Vermin, (5) (Richard), 16:00

    Second Period
    SYR Gourde, (8) (Marchessault, Nesterov), 0:49

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Vasilevskiy, Yanni Gourde, and Tanner Richard were the game's three stars.

    Utica is a fine club, entering the night atop the Western Conference. This was a measuring stick game coming off of a loss that snapped an 8 game point streak for the Crunch. The win will put Syracuse back into a tie for the top spot in their division and continues to reinforce that this Syracuse team is going to be a real player in the AHL hunt this season.

    Attendance at tonight's game at the Carrier Dome was 30,715, which breaks the all-time indoor record set by the crowd in Tampa Bay for Game Six of the Lightning and Flyers series of 28,138 way back in 1996 (I was there) at Thunderdome in St. Petersburg.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 18 weeks 3 days ago

    All good things...

    SYR-1
    ADK-4

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 34 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    ADK Wolf, (3) (Vause, Wotherspoon), 0:13

    Second Period
    SYR Witkowski, (1) (Richard, Kunyk), 17:42
    ADK Vause, (1) (Poirier, Wolf), 19:58

    Third Period
    ADK Reid, (2) (Cundari), 11:56 (PP)
    ADK Poirier, (4) (Cundari, Reid), 16:56 (PP)

    Syracuse's points streak is snapped at 8 games. Hard to believe Adirondack could withstand deployment of the secret weapon, Luke Witkowski, but the goal allowed with 2 seconds left in the Second Period ended up being a killer. Goals early and late in periods...

    Yanni Gourde's point streak was also snapped at 6 games.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 18 weeks 5 days ago

    Syracuse on fire, with room still to grow.

    SYR-5
    HFD-4

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 20 shots for the victory. Ugly stat line, and yet the Crunch are still tied for the top spot in their division. Imagine when the defense and Vasilevskiy show more improvement.

    First Period
    SYR Angelidis, (5) (Ikonen), 0:16
    HFD Kostka, (1) (Allen, Mueller), 0:43
    HFD Vaive, (4) , 6:01
    SYR Gourde, (6) (Vermin, Marchessault), 6:34 (PP)
    SYR Angelidis, (6) (Paradis), 10:40
    SYR Gourde, (7) (Richard), 16:01

    Second Period
    HFD Allen, (3) (Vaive, Crabb), 8:06
    HFD Miller, (6) (Hrivik, Allen), 19:19

    Third Period
    SYR Paradis, (1) (Witkowski, Richard), 4:00

    Mike Angelidis and Yanni Gourde were the game's first and second stars.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 19 weeks 2 days ago

    Syracuse movin' on up.

    SYR-3
    WBS-2

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the victory. He kept his team in the game and gave them the opportunity to make, and complete, the comeback bid.

    First Period
    WBS Sheary, (4) (Rowney, Dumoulin), 12:33
    WBS Ebbett, (4) (Wilson, Pouliot), 13:38 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Gourde, (4) (Koekkoek, Paradis), 16:41

    Third Period
    SYR Gourde, (5) (Nesterov, Marchessault), 2:16 (PP)
    SYR Angelidis, (4) (Dotchin), 10:11

    Yanni Gourde and Mike Angelidis were the game's first and third stars. Gourde now has 5 goals and 9 points in 7 games this month.

    The Pens held the top spot in the Northeast Division coming into the game, 2 points ahead of Syracuse. So, the Crunch move into a tie with Wilkes-Barre Scranton at 19 points, and with Albany losing tonight the Crunch will hold a share of the division lead at the end of the night. They'll also have another key divisional matchup Wednesday in Hartford.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 19 weeks 3 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It took two minutes for the Syracuse Crunch to find the answer.

    After a defensive lapse allowed Hershey to take an early lead, the Crunch roared back for five-straight goals in a 5-1 win over the Bears at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday. Syracuse has registered a point in the standings in each of the last six games.

    "Real good teams find a way to get back into the game quick," said Crunch captain Mike Angelidis, who netted the goal to tie the game in the first period. "You always want to be the first team to score, it's a huge momentum booster. They got the first one, but I thought we were putting pressure on them the whole time."

  • 19 weeks 3 days ago

    Putting it all together.

    HER-1
    SYR-5

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 22 shots for the victory. It's Vasya's first regulation win in nearly a month, and while his save percentage still languishes below the .900 line, he did manage to even his record at 2-2-3 with the win tonight. So, you hope he's been through the worst of it and now we're going to see him really start to live up to his potential from hereon out.

    First Period
    HER Newbury, (9) (Wellman, Walker), 5:58
    SYR Angelidis, (3) (Gourde), 7:58
    SYR Lynch, (1) (Samson, Smith), 14:11

    Second Period
    SYR Ikonen, (1) (Angelidis, Smith), 4:19

    Third Period
    SYR Nesterov, (2) (Marchessault, Samson), 9:18 (PP)
    SYR Marchessault, (6) , 17:38 (EN)

    Mike Angelidis, Jonathan Marchessault, and Dalton Smith were the game's three stars. It's been a while since Syracuse absolutely smashed a team like this, and it's a beautiful thing to see the depth of this team come to the forefront and to see such a solid defensive effort limiting a team to 22 shots on goal.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 19 weeks 5 days ago

    The Gourde and Richard Show rolls on.

    SYR-3
    ALB-2 (SO)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 22 shots and stopped 2 of 3 in the penalty shot session for the SO win.

    First Period
    ALB Timmins, (5) (Thompson), 1:06
    SYR Gourde, (3) , 4:49

    Second Period
    SYR Vermin, (4) (Dotchin, Marchessault), 2:52

    Third Period
    ALB Sestito, (3) (Scarlett), 2:44

    Overtime
    NONE

    Shootout
    SYR- Gourde, Richard
    ALB- Thompson

    Joel Vermin and Tanner Richard were the game's first and third stars. After posting just 1 point in 8 games in the month of October, Yanni Gourde had 3 goals and 6 points in 5 games in November. Richard, who faced the same futility at the scoresheet in October, has 2 goals and 5 points in 5 games this month, and obviously had the shootout winner tonight.

    I also remain pleasantly surprised by the production of some of the Lightning's middle-tier rookie blueliners. Both Dylan Blujus and Jake Dotchin continue to hover around a half a point a game and are on the plus side of the ledger for the year.

    With the win, Syracuse climbs into 8th place in the Eastern Conference, just 2 points back of division leaders Hartford and Bridgeport. Syracuse faces Hershey next on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 20 weeks 1 day ago

    Comeback Crunch craft a point.

    SYR-4
    WBS-5 (OT)

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 35 shots for the loss. Patience is the word of the hour with Vasya. Patience. It'll come.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Smith, (5) (Cote, Blujus), 2:06
    WBS Megna, (5) (Ebbett, Bennett), 4:25
    SYR Richard, (2) (Gourde, Blujus), 12:24
    WBS Chorney, (2) (Bennett, Rust), 16:11 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Pouliot, (2) (Bennett, Ebbett), 0:57 (PP)
    WBS Megna, (6) (Bennett, Dumoulin), 5:04
    SYR Richard, (3) (Gourde, Nesterov), 12:07
    SYR Smith, (6) (Nesterov, Marchessault), 17:41 (PP)

    Overtime
    WBS Dea, (4) (Dumoulin, Pouliot), 3:21

    Syracuse had a strong 2 goal comeback in the Third Period to steal a point on the road, keyed by the play of Dalton Smith and Tanner Richard. Richard has 2 goals and 4 points in the last 2 games, and Smith has 4 goals over the same span to take the Syracuse team lead in goals. People forget Smith is a former 2nd round, 34th overall pick. He has always had some power forward potential and upside greater than that of just a lumberjack.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 20 weeks 2 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After allowing a pair of power play goals in the first 16 minutes, the Syracuse Crunch searched for momentum.

    A big fight at the end of the first period, a penalty shot at the beginning of the second and line juggling provided sparks that were quickly snuffed out.

    But after Syracuse netted two goals in the first five minutes of the third, the Crunch came alive. Syracuse scored four unanswered goals in the final frame to stun the Norfolk Admirals, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "There were times during the game, like after the (Jonathan) Marchessault goal and after the (Eric) Neilson fight, like we had the momentum, but we let it slip away," said Crunch forward Dalton Smith, who finished with a pair of goals. "That third (period), we didn't let it slip away."

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