NORFOLK, VA. – The Norfolk Admirals, ECHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, finish up a three-game week and series with the Manchester Monarchs on Turn Back the Clock Night at Scope.
Admirals (2-7-0-0) vs. Monarchs (5-3-0-1)
Last Time Out:
Norfolk scored 0:36 into the game to take an early lead, but a three-goal third period was the difference as the Monarchs pulled out a 4-1 victory on Friday. Tommy Schutt got Norfolk’s lone goal, his first professional goal, giving Norfolk the 1-0 lead that would hold up for the entirety of the first period. Manchester’s Matt Marcinew scored back-to-back goals in the second and third, giving the forward game-winning goals in consecutive games against the Admirals. Jake Paterson, making his second straight start, made 48 saves in the loss.
Turn Back the Clock Night:
The Admirals are hosting Turn Back the Clock Night Saturday featuring 50 cent hot dogs, soda, and popcorn.
Forward Kenton Helgesen and defenseman Michael Young made their Norfolk debuts last night. Helgesen, signed as a free agent Thursday, finished the night plus one with three shots on goal. Young, acquired in exchange for Erik Bradford on Thursday, also got three shots on net seeing time on the power play, penalty kill, and even strength.
Netminder Jake Paterson had a career night in the loss making 48 saves on 52 shots. Prior to last night the Ontario native’s highest save total in one game was 45, set in the season opener against Idaho. A three-year veteran, Paterson has appeared in 86 games, with a career save percentage of 0.918.
Almost A Gordie
Forward Brady Vail came a goal shy of notching his first Gordie Howe hat trick last night. Vail, who already has a hat trick this season, picked up an assist and a fight in the opening frame. Before the end of the period the forward also rang a shot off the pipe. A Gordie Howe hat trick consists of a goal, assist and a fight in the same game.