Ads Tame Wild for 5th win in a row
Des Moines, IA— Captain Cole Schneider scored a couple of goals to lead the Milwaukee Admirals to a 6-3 win over Iowa Wild Friday at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Schneider played his 600th game at the American Hockey League (AHL). He is only the 164th player in league history to reach that number. The AHL started in 1936 and more than 12,000 players have played in the league since its inception. Schneider is also 126th on the AHL’s all-time scorers list with 463 career points.
Milwaukee’s fifth win in a row. Iowa’s winless streak stretched to eight games (0-6-1-1). The match was the third in a row between the teams and Milwaukee won all three.
Milwaukee made a lot of fouls in the box. Iowa had 11 tries in the game and scored on one.
The admirals had trouble with punishment from the very beginning. Egor Afanasyev received a brace into the extra net for a high at 3:03 of the first half, giving Iowa a four-minute power play. However, the Admirals scored the goal for the special team. Mathieu Olivier intercepts a pass above the circle to the left of the Admiral and accelerates on the breakaway line. He dribbled and plopped his foot over the left foot of Iowa goalkeeper Hunter Jones at 4:42 of the first half. It was Olivier’s second goal of the season and also his first.
The Ads extended the lead to 4-1 after the second frame. Schneider put the ball into the net at 1:01 to make it 2-0 for the Admirals. Kole Sherwood and Graham Knott assisted Schneider’s ninth goal of the season.
Iowa scored to make it 2-1 at 4:29. After a power play in Iowa, defender Joe Hicketts jumped in and fired a shot into the net, scoring his sixth goal of the year.
Schneider scored the second goal of the game at 6:31 as he cleared a rebound and slipped a backhander on his 10th goal of the year. Graham Knott and Freddy Allard scored the assists.
Milwaukee’s Cody Glass scored his fourth goal of the season when he saved Rocco Grimaldi’s shot over the bar at 8:44 in the second half. Matt Donovan joins Grimaldi in the tectonic column.
Iowa’s Joseph Cramarossa scored at 7:23 of the third inning to put Wild in a pair.
The admiral Joseph LaBate was able to score with a defender on his right flank. LaBate slipped from the red line into the attacking area and hit the shot through the glove of Iowa goalkeeper Trevin Kozlowski at 10:31 of the third stanza. Cole Smith earned the only assist.
Anthony Richard scored another short goal as he shot from the right circle over Kozlowski’s right shoulder. It was Richard’s third goal of the season and was delivered by Matt Donovan at 15:45 of the last frame.
Cramarossa scored with power play at 16:24 of the third half to close the score.
Milwaukee goalkeeper Connor Ingram saved 41 shots to win.
The Admirals returned home Friday, December 17 to host the Chicago Wolves at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
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