Helenius, Riku

AHL Game Night 3/4: Admirals at Phantoms

Shorthanded Admirals lose a heartbreaker.

NOR-3
PHI-4

Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

First Period
NOR Jones, (12) (Mihalik, Quick), 1:36
PHI Kane, (12) (Nodl, Ross), 4:10
PHI Laliberte, (18) (Maroon, Matsumoto), 8:14 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Jones, (13) (Wishart, Smolenak), 4:58
PHI Sirianni, (4) , 6:07

Third Period
NOR Smolenak, (18) (Ward, Bochenski), 0:29
PHI Matsumoto, (22) (Maroon, Kukkonen), 15:10 (PP)

Blair Jones was the game's second star.

Norfolk again was forced to sign rentals from the local ECHL club in order to fill out their roster. Tonight, it was a trio of players from the Reading Royals who got to be Admirals for a game.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 3/3: Admirals at Sound Tigers

Didn't see that coming. Pleasant surprise.

NOR-3
BRI-1

Riku Helenius allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the win.

First Period
BRI Smith, (25) (Walter, Kohn), 1:19
NOR Rosehill, (5) (Simek, Zingoni), 7:41

Second Period
NOR Simek, (5) , 10:13

Third Period
NOR Bochenski, (24) (Keller, Konopka), 19:32 (EN)

Juraj Simek and Helenius were the game's first and second stars.

Norfolk managed to outshoot Bridgeport 43-28 in the game despite callups that left the team so depleted it had to sign forward Paul McIlveen and defenseman Wes Cunningham from Elmira of the ECHL just to flesh out their roster for the night.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Day 3/1: Admirals at River Rats

Norfolk's hopes of a winning season may have died on Albany ice.

NOR-2
ALB-4

Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

First Period
ALB Rodney, (3) (Sutter, Helminen), 10:21 (PP)
ALB Angelidis, (14) (Rodney), 15:01

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
NOR Szczechura, (13) (Lundin, Segal), 2:43
NOR Zingoni, (3) (Henley), 5:46
ALB Carson, (4) (Petruzalek, Dodge), 10:14
ALB Petruzalek, (15) (Flood, Rodney), 19:52 (EN)

The one thing that Norfolk absolutely could not have was an 0-3-0 weekend, and that's unfortunately exactly what happened, pushing the club back to 6 games under .500. That's probably a bridge too far for a club with just 20 games left to play.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 2/27: Bruins at Admirals

Deserved better.

PRO-3
NOR-2

Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 32 shots in the loss. Norfolk outshot Providence 42-32 in the game.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NOR Keller, (12) (Konopka, Helenius), 5:41

Third Period
PRO Marchand, (14) , 0:28
PRO Lehtonen, (20) (St. Pierre, Schaefer), 2:16
PRO St. Pierre, (13) , 2:51
NOR Smolenak, (17) (Mihalik, Segal), 9:58

Radek Smolenak was the game's third star.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Riku Helenius

Basics
Position: 
Goaltender
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
201
Age: 
25
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 1 (#15) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Suspended
Contract
Signing Date: 
06/14/2012
Contract Type: 
Two-way
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$600 000
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