Homestand Ends in 3-0 Loss to Milwaukee
The Peoria Rivermen were shutout for the third
time in four games as the Milwaukee Admirals handed Peoria a 3-0 loss Saturday
night in Carver Arena. Admirals' goaltender Jeremy Smith made 34 saves in his
first shutout this season.
Peoria finished their season opening six-game homestand
with a 2-3-0-1 record.
In the first period, Milwaukee spoiled their
own power play with a too many men on the ice minor, but Mike Moore snuck a
shot past Jake Allen during four-on-four play at15:09. It was Moore's first
goal of the season and Michael Latta was credited with the assist.
Mark Van Guilder scored just 30 seconds into
the second period after a pass ricocheted off of the corner board right in
front of the net. The goal marked Van Guilder's third of the season and Latta
was credited with another assist, giving him five for the year.
Down 2-0 in the final minutes, Peoria pulled
its goaltender on a power play and gave up a shorthanded open-net goal to Chris
Mueller. Mueller's goal tied him for Milwaukee's team lead at four, while Scott
Valentine earned his second assist this season on the play.
Saturday's game marked Rivermen captain Scott
Ford's first game against his former team, whom he spent the past four years
Although the Rivermen were held without a goal,
they outshot the Admirals 34-23. Peoria went 0-for-6 on the power play while
killing all four of Milwaukee's advantages. Jake Allen made 21 saves in the
The Rivermen will travel to Charlotte for two games
starting Thursday at 6 p.m. All games can be heard on CD Country 107.9 FM
or online through www.rivermen.net.