Friday, December 31, 2010

12/31/10 Pair of Top 10 Nominee

From the week of 12/24, comes a shot from the lone game of the week of the Milwaukee Admirals visiting the Chicago Wolves at the All-State Arena on December 18th. An uneventful and unsuccessful game for the Admirals, but an impressive shot thanks to Spencer Machacek's diving effort to stop Admirals Andreas Thuresson.



This week's Top 10 Nominee comes from last night (December 30th) in Rockford, where Houston's latest addition, Pascal Morency managed to get under the skin of Rockford's Kyle Hagel following an uneventful fight.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

12/30/10 Nicholas Drazenovic



Closing out the final regular picture of the year, is Peoria's Nicholas Drazenovic making some pretty snow as he brings the puck into the offensive zone. 2010's final Top 10 Nominee comes tomorrow (along with a make-up one from Christmas Eve).

Houston Aeros at Peoria Rivermen, November 5, 2010.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

12/29/10 Kyle Hagel/Kelsey Wilson



With Rockford's Kyle Hagel and Milwaukee's Kelsey Wilson squaring off last night, here's a shot from Round 1 in Rockford on December 10th.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

12/28/10 Jeremy Smith



Admirals goalie Jeremy Smith deflects a shot into the corner against the Chicago Wolves; Milwaukee Admirals at Chicago Wolves, December 18, 2010.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

12/23/10 Aaron Johnson



Admirals defenseman Aaron Johnson separates a Lake Erie Monster from the puck; Lake Erie Monsters vs. Milwaukee Admirals, December 17, 2010.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

12/22/10 Julien Brouillette



Julien Brouillette takes a shot from the blue line; Lake Erie Monsters vs. Milwaukee Admirals, December 17, 2010.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

12/21/10 Roman Josi (Top 10 Nominee)



Belated Top 10 Nominee from the 12/17 week, Roman Josi slides the puck past Rockford Icehogs goalie Hannu Toivonen to win the shootout for the Milwaukee Admirals; December 10, 2010.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Admirals defeated Barons (12/12/10)



The Milwaukee Admirals defeated the Oklahoma City Barons 2-1 last Saturday in the Barons first game in Milwaukee. Mark Santorelli and Chris Mueller scored for Milwaukee with Liam Reddox netting the lone Barons goal.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Photos from Stars controvercial win against Milwaukee (12/11/10)



Travis Morin netted the game-winner for the Texas Stars after teammate Greg Rallo and Admiral defenseman Teemu Laakso barreled over Ads goalie Chet Pickard in an eventful 3-2 Stars win.

Photos from Admirals win in Rockford (12/10/12)



The Admirals came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie up the game in the late stages of the 3rd period, while Roman Josi gave the Ads the win in the shootout.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

12/10/10 Al Montoya (Top 10 Nominee)



Rampage goalie Al Montoya receives this weeks Top 10 nomination with this glove save against the Chicago Wolves; December 8, 2010.

12/9/10 Rampage crush Wolves 5-2



The San Antonio Rampage made their first appearance to the All-State Arena last night, outworking the Chicago Wolves for their 3rd win against the Wolves this season. Al Montoya started for San Antonio but was replaced in the 2nd Period by Matt Climie following his collision with Nigel Dawes.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snap Shots 12/8/10

Thanks to reading The Third Intermission and Ms.Conduct on a regular basis, I'm taking a couple of their segments and implementing it for this blog on a random basis.

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No photo recap for the GR/Milwaukee game last Friday? Well, frankly, like most of the home games of late, the Admirals haven't been showing much effort so I didn't feel that it warranted me spending the effort to sort and caption a bunch of photos of a game filled with Milwaukee suck. (See what I did there?)

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Speaking of the Admirals, Gabriel Bourque is about the only player that I've had any interest in watching this year. Reminiscent of Antti Pihlstrom a couple years ago without the scoring touch... yet. Only 19, he should be in Milwaukee for a couple years to add that part of the game like he did in the Q.

(Note: Still have love for the Dexshow, who is currently with the Preds, and to which 90% of the Ads wins can be directly attributed.)

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For as much as I'm not feeling it for the Admirals so far, I am really enjoying this year's Houston Aeros team. With the exception of the loss of Barry Brust, the team didn't lose any critical players and in turn upgraded with younger talent with higher ceilings. Still not the scoring power that was the 08/09 team but miles ahead of last year's team.

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Finally, who expected the massive breakout of Matthieu Beaudoin down in San Antonio this year? So far, 27 pts in 25 games after bouncing between various AHL teams the past couple of years. (An ex-Aero and Admiral to boot)

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Off to the San Antonio Rampage vs. Chicago Wolves game tonight at the All-State Arena to see the #1 team in the AHL Western Conference. Look for a photo recap of that on Thursday!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12/7/10 Ryan Thang



Milwaukee Admiral Ryan Thang prepares for a wrap-around attempt. Grand Rapids Griffins at Milwaukee Admirals; December 3, 2010.

Monday, December 6, 2010

12/6/10 Joey MacDonald



Griffins goalie Joey MacDonald makes a pad save in warmups before their game against the Milwaukee Admirals; Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Milwaukee Admirals, December 3, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

12/4/10 (Top 10 Nominee)



Been away from hockey for personal reasons (along with the fact the Admirals had been out of town for the past month), but still needed to get one up for Black Friday.

From the November 20th game is Spencer Machacek's goal in the 2nd period for the Chicago Wolves against the Houston Aeros as he taps a fluttering puck into the net.