Smith and Admirals Blank Rivermen 2-0
Rivermen were shutout, for the first time this season, in a 2-0 loss to the
Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday night at Carver Arena in front of 8,901 fans. Jeremy Smith made 33 saves on his way to his
fourth shutout of the season while Jake Allen made 19 saves in a losing effort.
multiple chances to open the scoring in the first period but T.J. Hensick was
stopped on a breakaway at 14:30. The Rivermen outshot the Admirals 9-5 in the first
Latta broke through with the eventual game-winner at 12:50 of the second with the
Admirals on a power play. Following a
faceoff win, Kyle Wilson shot the puck into a pile of players in front of Allen
where it was eventually pulled out and stuffed in by Latta for his 13th
of the season.
Champagne gave Milwaukee a 2-0 lead at 11:57 in the third period on a wrist
shot from the top of the left circle.
Rivermen return to action on Sunday to face the Hamilton Bulldogs at 5 p.m. All
fans can skate with the team following the game. For ticketing information visit www.rivermen.net or call 309-676-1040.