Admirals sink Moose 4-3 in Shootout

Saturday, 09 December 2017 23:02 Written by  Published in Game Stories Read 122 times
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Trevor Smith registered the game winning tally in the shootout as the Milwaukee Admirals edged the Manitoba Moose by a 4-3 score Saturday afternoon. The Admrials came back from a three-goal deficit to post the win after Manitoba scored three times in the first period. Phil Lane, Jimmy Oligny and Tyler Kelleher scored for the Admirals, who posted their 12th win of the season (12-10-1-0). Juuse Saros turned aside 23 shots for Milwaukee. Cameron Schilling, Cam Maclise and Jimmy Oligny scored for Manitoba, who dropped to 17-5-2-1. Michael Hutchinson was solid, stopping 23 shots for the Moose. Cameron Schilling gave Manitoba a 1-0 lead 6:15 into the contest, tipping a shot from Peter Stoykewych past Admirals starter Juuse Saros. The goal was his 3rd of the season. The Admirals replied 23 seconds later when Tyler Moy put a puck past Moose gaoltender Michael Hutchinson to score his 4th of the season. Manitoba took a 2-1 lead at 13:33 of the 1st period when Cam Maclise converted a Jansen Harkins pass and snapped a shot past Saros from the slot. The goal was his 3rd of the season. Mason Appleton made it 3-0 when he tipped a disc past Saros at 15:52 of the first period. Kirll Gotovets shot the puck from a sharp angle which Appleton got his stick on, beating Saros to score his 9th of the season. Jimmy Oligny fired a high shot past Hutchinson just over a minute into the second period after taking a feed from Bobby Butler at 12:08. The goal was his first of the season. Tyler Kelleher tied the contest with six minutes to go in regulation, converting a cross crease pass from Justin Kirkland to score his 6th goal of the season. The game went to overtime. There was no scoring in overtime and the game went to a shootout. MILWAUKEE-Kirkland (score), Smith (score) MANITOBA-Sgarbossa (score), Petan (miss), Lemieux (miss) SHOTS-MILWAUKEE 26 MANITOBA 26 ATTENDANCE-5282
Philip Paul-Martin

A well rounded journalist with experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Philip has written news stories with impact, broken national news while at the CBC, anchored radio news and hosted talk show radio. His coverage includes feature writing, game stories and more in-depth pieces during the off-season as well as writing about the National Hockey League and the Winnipeg Jets. He calls Winnipeg, Canada home.