Magnus Hellberg Holds Off Rivermen 1-0
Despite Peoria Rivermen out-chancing and
out-shooting the Milwaukee Admirals, Magnus Hellberg was there to make every
stop, as the Rivermen fell to the Admirals 1-0 Sunday afternoon at the BMO
Harris Bradley Center. Mark Van Guilder scored the game's only goal early in
the first period.
Milwaukee earned the game's only score when Cam
Reid threw a pass from the left side to Van Guilder on the doorstep, who scored
his 11th goal of the season past Mike McKenna at 4:17 in the first
period. Victor Bartley also assisted on the play.
Peoria had two opportunities in the first
period on the power play. Both Michael Liambas and Taylor Aronson drew
interference penalties, but the Rivermen were unable to convert on either
The second period was scoreless, but featured
three Milwaukee power plays, and man-advantage for the Rivermen. All four
attempts were unsuccessful.
In the third period, Peoria came out with a
flurry of shots and opportunities.Chris Porter, Evgeny Grachev and Brett Sonne
all had prime opportunities denied by Hellberg, who earned his first AHL
Sergey Andronov picked up a hooking penalty
with 1:57 remaining in the game, and the Rivermen were unable to push the puck
past Hellberg after pulling McKenna from the ice for an extra attacker.
Peoria went 0-for-3 on the power play as Milwaukee
was unsuccessful on all four of their attempts. The Rivermen outshot the
Admirals 30-25 in the game.
The Rivermen return to Peoria for a six-game homestand
against the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. All games can be
heard on CD Country 107.9 FM or online through www.rivermen.net.