CHARLESTON, S.C. After scoring 13 goals in their past three games, the Norfolk Admirals managed just one Sunday in a 3-1 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum.
NORFOLK Josh Currie slapped the puck in from the right wing in the third period for a shorthanded goal, his second score of the night, and Norfolk beat the Wheeling Nailers 6-2 on Saturday night at Scope. The teams traded scores during a five-goal first period, with Charles-Olivier Roussel giving the Admirals a 3-2 lead with 26 seconds left.
NORFOLK After displaying a tendency to fritter away third-period leads through the season's first six games, the Norfolk Admirals showed Friday that they understood what it takes to put a team away.
VIRGINIA BEACH The Sunday morning still at Little Creek Amphibious Base was pierced by sirens, shouts, exhortations and grunts. There were sounds of character being revealed. They accompanied the Norfolk Admirals through the Navy SEAL obstacle course - professional hockey players being tasked to do something SEALs do every day.
NORFOLK Ask any player or coach on any struggling hockey team, and you get the same answer: “Getting bad bounces.” Things will change with “some good bounces.” Things changed Friday for the Norfolk Admirals, who got a fair number of good bounces in beating Quad City 3-2 at Scope.
NORFOLK Just feeling that first shot bounce off a pad felt great. So did every shot thereafter - even those that lit the lamp overhead. Ty Rimmer was playing hockey again - and that's what mattered.
ORLANDO, Fla. Brett Findlay and Brady Vail scored twice apiece, and Orlando broke open a close game with four third-period goals to defeat Norfolk 6-3 on Saturday night. The teams combined for six goals in the final period. Norfolk's Josh Currie scored at 3:18 of the third to pull the Admirals within 3-2. But Vail scored for Orlando at 7:54 and again at 14:29 to pad Orlando's lead.
ORLANDO, Fla. The Orlando Solar Bears scored three straight goals on two separate occasions Thursday night to earn a 6-3 victory over the Norfolk Admirals. The Admirals scored first for the second consecutive night when Greg Chase knocked in a rebound at 2:02 of the first period. That lead lasted just 1:08 before Chris Clapperton finished a rebound from between the circles.
ESTERO, Fla. The Florida Everblades scored three goals in both the second and third periods Wednesday night to cruise to a 6-1 ECHL victory over the Norfolk Admirals at Germain Arena. The Admirals (1-2-0-0)scored first when defenseman Charles-Olivier Roussel's blast from the right point at 7:56 of the second period beat Florida goalie Daniel Altshuller. But after that, it was all Everblades.
NORFOLK The Norfolk Admirals scored the game's first three goals Saturday night at Scope, then iced their first ECHL victory on Maxime Legault's empty-net goal with 11 seconds to play in a 4-2 victory over the Wheeling Nailers. Greg Chase, Mathieu Brisebois and Michael Pelech scored in the first period to give Norfolk a 3-0 lead.
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