NORFOLK, VA. – The Norfolk Admirals, ECHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, kick off a three game week on Wednesday night hosting the Manchester Monarchs.
Admirals (2-5-0-0) vs. Monarchs (3-3-0-1)
Last Time Out:
Norfolk gave up the first four goals of the night as South Carolina topped the Admirals 5-2. Brodie Dupont and forward Alex Pompeo netted the Admirals goals in the game. Netminder Ty Reichenbach made his third start of the season, picking up 31 saves in the loss.
Manchester split last weekend with Greenville, winning on Friday before dropping a 4-1 contest on Saturday night. Trailing by one after the second the Monarchs managed to tie the game early in the third period, but Greenville finished the game with three unanswered. Evan Cowley, making his third start, allowed four goals on 32 shots in the loss.
Scouting the Monarchs:
Forwards Joel Lowry and Tony Cameranesi come into the weekend tied for the team with seven points. Lowry (5g, 2a) is the Monarchs top goal scorer so far, while Cameranesi (2g, 5a) is tied with two other skaters for the team lead in assists. After Lowry and Cameranesi, Cory Ward and Colton Saucerman are tied with six points. Overall, 14 different Monarchs have scored at least once this season.
Manchester has a pair of rookie netminders splitting time as Charles Williams and Evan Cowley have each seen time. Williams, 25, wrapped up a collegiate career that started at Ferris State and Canisius. Cowley, who has already seen time with AHL Springfield this season, joins the professional ranks after winning an NCAA DI National Title with Denver last season.
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.
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.
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