Admirals Game Results

  • 44 weeks 3 days ago

    Crunch fall just short of their own undermanned triumph.

    STJ-4 (OT)

    Adam Wilcox allowed 4 goals on 28 shots for the OT loss.

    First Period

    Second Period
    STJ Andrighetto, (5) (Barberio), 5:30 (PP) GIF
    STJ Fournier, (1) (Dumont, MacMillan), 6:54 GIF
    SYR Ikonen, (1) (Broll, Koekkoek), 15:35 GIF

    Third Period
    SYR McGinn, (2) (Walcott), 5:59 GIF
    STJ Gregoire, (2) (MacMillan), 13:44 GIF
    SYR Gourde, (3) (Blujus, DeAngelo), 16:33 (PP) GIF

    STJ Andrighetto, (6) (Barberio), 0:50 GIF

    Tye McGinn was the game's third star.

    The Crunch entered this game with nothing close to a full compliment of forwards due to the rash of injury recalls to Tampa Bay. Hence, you had defensemen taking shifts at forward. Cats living with dogs. Pure pandemonium. And yet, the Crunch managed to outshoot the IceCaps by a pretty impressive 47-28 margin.

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  • 44 weeks 5 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    When the Syracuse offense finally got chances, it struggled to convert.

    Crunch forward Philippe Paradis scored midway through the third period but Pirates veteran goalie Mike McKenna stopped the other 20 shots on goal, as Syracuse fell to Portland, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Wednesday.

    The Crunch, who had won their last three games, have four of their top nine scorers called up to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    “It’s definitely a part of it, but it’s not an excuse,” said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. “It’s the old saying that other people have an opportunity. I didn’t think we made it hard enough for that team to play against us tonight.”

  • 44 weeks 5 days ago

    Depleted Crunch fall to Portland.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 24 shots for the loss. After seeing Good Kristers in the last start he had, Bad Kristers reared his head tonight. Inconsistency is Gudlevskis' demon.

    First Period
    POR Brickley, (1) (Harper), 1:37
    POR Schremp, (7) (Shaw), 12:09

    Second Period
    POR Matheson, (2) (Balisy), 13:36

    Third Period
    SYR Paradis, (3) (Richard, Gourde), 7:59
    POR Olson, (1) (Gaunce, Balisy), 19:25 (EN/PP)

    Philippe Paradis was the game's third star.

    With 2 of the team's top forwards in Tampa Bay and Gudlevskis not on top of his game, things slid south almost immediately.

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  • 45 weeks 2 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The special teams play proved to be the difference in the third period.

    The Crunch took the lead with a power play marker early in the frame, killed off the Comets’ two-minute 5-on-3, and Kristers Gudlevskis finished with 47 saves, as Syracuse topped Utica, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “To me, the guys tonight had a lot of guts to their game, a lot of battle to their game, and got a little dirtier,” said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. “To me, that stuff gets rewarded when you do those things.”

  • 45 weeks 3 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Adam Wilcox received some reassurance from a teammate before the start of the third period.

    The goalie had multiple highlight reel saves to keep the game close despite Syracuse being outshot 25-11 over the first 40 minutes. The Crunch tied the score with two power play goals in the third, Jeff Tambellini netted the game-winner in overtime and Wilcox held the Senators scoreless the rest of the way, as Syracuse rallied past Binghamton, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “(David) Broll looked at me in the locker room and ‘The boys got ya,’” Wilcox said. “I said ‘I’ll hold you guys to it.’ I shut the door for the rest of the period, and the guys sold out … The guys came out and it showed the character of the locker room.”

  • 46 weeks 2 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse took an early lead and buckled down on defense.

    Jonathan Marchessault scored twice in the first 15 minutes and Adam Wilcox recorded 25 saves for his first professional win, as the Crunch topped the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “He was calm,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said of Wilcox. “I thought he was square to all the pucks and he saw everything, which is a good sign. It’s good for him. The games he has played so far, I actually thought he has played well but we haven’t played well in front of him. It’s nice to give him somewhat of a light workload and a W. He’s earned it.”

  • 46 weeks 3 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Rob Zettler summed it up in just a few words: very frustrating.

    The Crunch battled back from a pair of deficits but the Devils’ third period goal proved to be the difference, as Syracuse fell to Albany, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “I think it was frustrating for our players,” the Crunch head coach said. “I thought the guys played hard. It wasn’t a beautiful game by any stretch, but the guys played hard, they battled, and came back from 2-0 and 3-2. Then we had a turnover in front of our net with seven or eight minutes left and it’s in the back of the net. It is what it is.”

    The Crunch’s Jonathan Marchessault and Yanni Gourde each finished with a goal and an assist. Nikita Nesterov rounded out the scoring, Tanner Richard added a pair of helpers, and Anthony DeAngelo and Joel Vermin each had one assist.

  • 46 weeks 3 days ago

    Crunch comeback dissolves into Third Period disappointment.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the loss. That's not exactly the kind of triumphant return one might've hoped for in Gudlevskis first action back from Tampa Bay. Then again, some rust due to inaction was probably inevitable.

    First Period
    ALB Thomson, (2) (Scarlett), 16:40

    Second Period
    ALB Blandisi, (3) (Lorito, Sislo), 1:41 (PP)
    SYR Gourde, (2) (Marchessault, Richard), 11:41
    SYR Nesterov, (1) (DeAngelo, Vermin), 17:45 (PP)

    Third Period
    ALB Blandisi, (4) (Lorito, Sislo), 4:03 (PP)
    SYR Marchessault, (4) (Gourde, Richard), 8:21
    ALB Kujawinski, (2) (Mozik, McKelvie), 14:38

    Yanni Gourde and Mike Blunden were the game's second and third stars.

    It's a shame the Crunch spend all game crawling out of their initial 2 goal deficit only to relent the winner after getting the even footing for the second time in the game. Nikita Nesterov paid instant dividends in his return to the club by potting a power play goal that was the first equalizer toward the end of the Second Period. That's good news. Nesterov's regressed a bit early this year in Tampa Bay due to lack of action and a loss of confidence. Getting the chance to get more minutes, especially on the power play, is a good way for Nikita to get his swagger back. In the mean time, I'd expect a recall on the blueline to Tampa Bay for tomorrow's game against Minnesota (Slater Koekkoek?).

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  • 47 weeks 3 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse got a boost in net and with the man-advantage.

    The Crunch rode the momentum from their power play work and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 27 saves on 28 shots, as Syracuse cruised past the Hershey Bears, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial on Friday.

    “He’s there when you need him, that’s for sure,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said of Vasilevskiy. “He was there for us early there for us, he was there late for us. I thought our middle part was really good, but he made some big saves for us.”

  • 47 weeks 3 days ago

    No Marchessault? No problem.


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the victory. Syracuse is off until next Friday now, and in the absence of anymore games this weekend the logical conclusion is that Vasilevskiy will find his way back up to Tampa Bay pretty soon with Gudlevskis coming back down by Friday's contest. We'll see if that's how it pans out. 2-0 with a 1.04 GAA and a .965 save percentage is a pretty nice conditioning stint for a goaltender, from where I sit.

    First Period
    HER Gazley, (2) (Bowey), 2:46

    Second Period
    SYR Taormina, (2) (Gourde, Tambellini), 11:36 (PP)
    SYR DeAngelo, (3) (Peca, Taormina), 11:52

    Third Period
    SYR Tambellini, (3) (Taormina), 2:28
    SYR Blunden, (3) (Blujus, DeAngelo), 6:43 (PP)

    Matt Taormina, Jeff Tambellini, and Vasilevskiy were the game's three stars.

    Don't look now, but Anthony DeAngelo's got 7 points in his first 8 pro games. He's also averaging over 3 SOG's a game, which is symptomatic of fancy stat magic, from what I understand. Will his offensive game immediately translate from junior to pro? It appears so. Tonight was his first multi-point game with the Crunch.

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