Wednesday, Nov. 8 vs. Atlanta (OTL, 5-4)
Friday, Nov. 10 at Brampton, (L, 4-2)
Sunday, Nov. 12 at Wheeling, (L, 5-3)
Thursday, Nov. 16 vs. Adirondack, 7:00 pm
Friday, Nov. 17 vs. Wheeling, 7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 18 vs. Wheeling, 7:00 pm
The Admirals start another six-game home stand with a the first three-in-three of the season. Adirondack comes to town for a rare Thursday night game, before the Admirals face the Nailers renew acquaintances for once again after playing on Sunday, Nov. 12 for the first time this season. Friday will be Military Appreciation Night while Saturday will be Eye Love the 80’s night presented by Virginia Eye Consultants. Saturday night fans will be invited to take the ice and skate with the team following the game.
Week in Review:
Norfolk gained a point in an overtime loss to Atlanta on Wednesday before dropping a pair of road games over the weekend. After seeing a 4-1 lead evaporate in the third period on Wednesday night, the Admirals found themselves in early holes both Friday and Sunday. Each night Norfolk was able to cut the lead to one before seeing the lead pushed back to two goals. The losses pushed Norfolk to 3-9-1-0 on the season.
The upcoming weekend will be the first of five three-in-three weekends. Norfolk will play one three-in-three in each of the next two months, before playing back-to-back three-in-threes in February.
Road Power Play Success:
Norfolk finished the weekend 3-for-13 on the main advantage (23.1%). The team has scored on the man-advantage in six of seven road games so far this season. Away from home the Admirals are the ECHL’s fourth most dangerous team on the power play converting on 25.7% of chances.
Forward Darik Angeli started off his Admiral’s tenure scoring a goal in each of his first three games. Prior to joining the Admirals, the Colorado native scored three times in five games for the Rapid City Rush. The three-game goal streak ties a career-high for Angeli set February 2-7 of last season while with the Orlando Solar Bears. Last season’s goal streak came in the midst of a seven-game point streak. Angeli is currently tied with Trevor Mingoia for the Admirals longest goal streak this season.
Vail Keeps Streaking:
A trio of assists over the weekend extended Brady Vail’s point streak to seven games, the longest of his career. Since being held scoreless in the season opener Vail has notched at least a point in every game he has played. Prior to the current streak the Admiral forward had never surpassed the five-game mark, which he had achieved on three separate occasions. With 10 points (4g, 6a) in eight games Vail is currently third on the team in points behind Grant Besse and Angelo Miceli, who are tied for the team lead with 13 points.
Rookie on a Roll:
Grant Besse continues to stay among the league leaders among rookies in points. Besse, tied for third among all rookies, has 13 points (7g, 6a) and sits four points back from Wheeling’s Reid Gardiner. The Admirals forward outdueled his Nailer counterpart in the first match up on Sunday. The two rookies will clash again in a pair of meetings this weekend.