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  1. From: TheAHL.com > News
  2. From: The Grand Rapids (MI) Press (published on MLive.com)
  3. From: The Grand Rapids (MI) Press (published on MLive.com)
  4. Milwaukee was down a goal late in the game versus Grand Rapids last night. The Griffins came in with a nine game winning streak. Then lightning struck and the Admirals scored at the end of the game of the game to tie it. The same cloud fired again at 15 seconds into the overtime period. It was the game of the year in Milwaukee! Viktor Stalberg scored a hat trick for Milwaukee, but it was a team effort to defeat the surging team from Grand Rapids.
  5. It was a strange game tonight in Milwaukee. The Admirals scored on a fluky goal 6 minutes into the game. Some hard work led to a second goal about 6 minutes later, from just outside the crease, like the first goal. Then the rough stuff started. Grand Rapids defenseman Brennan Evans (6'4", 230 lbs) came across the defensive circle and hit Milwaukee center Felix Girard (5'11", 192 lbs) in the head with a shoulder after the puck was gone. Rich Clune skated down the ice and started fighting with Evans. The linesmen jumped in right away. The results: Clune gets 2, 5 and 10 minutes. Evans gets 5 minutes and nothing for the hit to the head. Girard was laying stunned on the ice in the slot during the festivities. Referee Kendrick Nicholson saw the whole sequence of events from 30 feet away. I couldn't believe that he didn't call the hit to the head! Milwaukee scored a third goal at 13:30 of the second period. At 14:08 Evans hit Viktor Stalberg with a low hipcheck. Stalberg lands in a heap and can't get up. He looked like he had an injured knee. As Stalberg was laying on the ice, Jonathon Diaby skates up and starts fighting with Evans. As the linesmen pull the two apart, Evans tries to loop a shot over the linesmen and hit Diaby. The results: Diaby gets 2, 5 and 10 minutes from Referee Kendrick Nicholson. Evans get 5 minutes for fighting. Two Admirals and the trainer came off of the bench to help Stalberg and his equipment get off the ice after the fight ended. Stalberg never returned to the game. Two minutes later, Mike Liambas is coming off of the ice and has some choice words for Referee Nicholson. Liambas get a 10 minute misconduct. About 5 minutes into period 3, Chris Bruton throws down his gloves and wants to fight Rich Clune. Clune just turns and skates away, leaving Bruton standing alone by the blue line. Mike Liambas skates by, says something to Bruton, circles back and drops his gloves. Liambas started fast and kept hitting Bruton. Referee Andrew Thackaberry called Bruton for 2 minutes unsportsmanlike and 5, Liambas for 5 minutes. Halfway through the period, Evans has the puck about 5 feet from the boards just above the hashmarks. Brendan Leipsic, the leading scorer for Milwaukee, all of 5'9" and 170 pounds, hammers Evans from behind. Referee Kendrick Nicholson immediately calls a penalty. (Note: There were plenty of borderline calls that were never made in this game, I was digusted by this call) It was announced as boarding, but the game summary says interference. I thought that I heard boarding, but the crowd of 5700 was booing so loudly every time that Evans touched the puck in the third period, that you couldn't hear the PA system! With about 2:30 left in the game, Grand Rapids pulls goalie Tom McCollum. Grand Rapids keeps the puck in the Milwaukee zone with their 6 versus 5 advantage in skaters. Griffins Team Captain Jeff Hoggan and Milwaukee defenseman Jimmy Oligny are parked in front of the Milwaukee goal. They both keep hitting each other with their sticks, a sort of cross checking pas de deux. Oligny drops his gloves and immediately rips off Hoggan's helmet, followed by a flurry of punches. I have never seen a game end with players ignoring the puck, but this game was close to getting out of control a few times in the third period. Milwaukee was able to break out of their zone and score an empty net goal to make it 4-0 on the score board. Evans will be a marked man in every game against Milwaukee for the rest of the season. Evans was on the receiving end of a big hit on almost every shift during the third period. I see why Grand Rapids is in last place. They are weak on offense and defense. They have talent, just not enough to compete. They couldn't beat up an old lady, so stop starting fights you losers! Referee Kendrick Nicholson should be suspended for his inactions during the game. He is clearly an incompetent official.
  6. Milwaukee played two games at Grand Rapids on December 13 and 14, losing 4-2 and 5-0. Grand Rapids had two guys who played like goons in the first game. When you target the knee or head of a player, it leads to trouble. The second game was a debacle for Milwaukee at both ends of the ice. Both games featured three fights, which add up to about half the total for the season for the Admirals. Today is Boxing Day. I expect that the Admirals won't need much provocation to drop the gloves if GR tries to get rough again. The Griffins weakness was taking stupid penalties. If the Admirals can exploit that, they can win against the defending Calder Cup champions. More after the game.
  7. The recent string of severe weather in Oklahoma has taken its toll on the AHL. Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between Grand Rapids and Oklahoma City was supposed to start tonight at 7 PM Central Time (8 PM Eastern) but was delayed due to a tornado emergency in the area. Fans and players were evacuated to an underground parking garage and to the Chesapeake Energy Arena (the NBA arena) next door. At about 9 PM Eastern, officials started letting people back into the Cox Convention Center to prepare for the game; it was soon determined that tonight's game was not able to be played due to some water damage to the arena. (According to various sources Bob Howard was retweeting, the press box and the Barons' locker room were both flooded.) Game 5 of this series was originally scheduled to be played Saturday at 7 Central/8 Eastern. Due to tonight's postponement, Game 4 will be played at that time, with Game 5 being played on Sunday at 4 Central/5 Eastern.
  8. http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011067 Actually, a bad week.