Admirals edge Moose 6-5 Featured

Sunday, 17 February 2019 23:05 Written by  Published in Game Stories
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Adam Helewka scored twice and added an assist to pace the Milwaukee Admirals to a 6-5 win over the Manitoba Moose Sunday afternoon.

Duncan Siemens, Joe Pendenza, Eeli Tovanen and Matt Donovan scored for Milwaukee, who moved to 23-20-9-1 on the season.

Colin Blackwell and Tyler Gaudet each had a pair of assists for the Admirals.

Troy Grosenick made 27 saves for the Admirals.

J.C. Lipon scored twice for Manitoba, who dropped to 24-22-3-2 on the season.

Skyler Mckenzie, Jansen Harkins and Alexis D'Aoust added singles for the Moose.

Milwaukee got on the board 4:36 into the opening period when a Moose turnover proved costly. Admirals defenceman Duncan Siemens stepped in front of a clearing pass before ripping a wrister past Moose starter Kyle Comrie to make it 1-0 Milwaukee.

The Admirals went up a pair at () when Adam Helewka ended a perfectly executed 3-on-1 by beating Comrie high glove side after Colin Blackwell fed him a perfect pass to make it 2-0.

The goal was his 15th of the season.

Dallas Harkins tied the game 2:47 into the second when he skated over the blue line before snapping a wrister past Comrie.

The reprieve didn't last long however as Joe Pendenza got a hold of a loose puck in the slot and wired a wrister past Comrie at () as the Admirals retook the lead.

Adam Helewka made it 4-2 at 7:19 of the second when he one timed a cross seam pass past Eric Comrie. Eeli Tolvanen made it 5-2 at 13:19, when Anthony Richard found him alone in front of the net.

Tolvanen made no mistake, snapping the disc just under the cross bar to score his 9th of the season.

Moose Head Coach Pascal Vincent had seen enough and pulled Comrie in favor of Mikhail Berdin.

J.C. Lipon scored on a breakaway at 7:06 of the third period, sliding the puck through Admirals goaltender Troy Grosenick's legs to make it 5-3.

Alexis D'Aoust pulled the Moose to within a goal at 13:15 when he took control of the puck in the Milwaukee zone before floating a wrister from just inside the blueline past Grosenick to make it 5-4.

The goal was his 7th of the season.

Matt Donovan scored an empty netter at ().

But J.C. Lipon refused to say die as he swooped in and beat Grosenick with a high shot to make it 6-5 at 18:52.

The goal was his 10th of the season.



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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, Manitoba, Canada home.