Norfolk, VA.- The Norfolk Admirals, ECHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, host Manchester for a trio of games in week four of the regular season. Norfolk is on the back end of a six-game home stand that will conclude on November 8th.
Friday, Oct. 27 vs South Carolina, (L, 5-4)
Saturday, Oct. 28 vs South Carolina, (L, 5-2)
Wednesday, Nov. 1 vs. Manchester, 7:00pm
Friday, Nov. 3 vs Manchester, 7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 4 vs. Manchester, 7:00pm
The Admirals continue a six-game home stand with three games this week, all against the Manchester Monarchs. Norfolk hosts Pucks and Paws night on Friday, Nov. 3, followed by Turn Back the Clock night on Saturday, Nov. 4.
Brady Vail became the first Admiral to notch a hat trick with his three-goal first period on Friday night. Forward Grant Besse is currently riding a five-game point streak (3g, 5a). Since being held scoreless in his first two games, Besse has recorded two multi-point games over the five-game streak. Defenseman Steven Delisle played in his 350th professional game on Friday night against the Stingrays.
Week in Review:
Facing a defending conference champion for the second straight weekend, the Admirals fell at the hands of the South Carolina Stingrays both Friday and Saturday.
Friday night was highlighted by a six-goal opening period which featured a Brady Vail hat trick. South Carolina scored four unanswered goals to overcome the fast first period from the Admirals. On Saturday night the Admirals fell behind and were unable to dig out of an early hole, dropping the second matchup of the weekend to the Stingrays. Captain Brodie Dupont and forward Alex Pompeo scored the Admirals two goals on the night.
November to Remember:
Wednesday evening marks the first of 13 games in the month of November for the Admirals. Of those thirteen games, ten are played within the friendly confines of the Scope. The ten home games in November is the most of in a single month this season.
Hat Trick Special:
Forward Brady Vail became the first Admiral to notch a hat trick this season with his first period trio on Friday night. The hat trick was the first of Vail’s professional career.
Before Vail, Joey Benik’s hat trick on March 12 against Manchester was the last time an Admiral scored three times. In addition to Benik Mikael Tam was the only other Admiral to score a hat trick last year. In each of the previous two seasons the Admirals have recorded two hat tricks.
Badger-ing Opponents Goaltenders:
Rookie Grant Besse has climbed up the rookie scoring charts in the last five netting eight points (3g, 5a) and two multi-point games. Through the first seven games of the season Besse is currently tied for second among all rookies in scoring. Only Wheeling’s Cam Brown has more points than the Admirals’ forward.