Four Admiral players, coach ejected in a 2-1 lossWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Admirals lost at home to Rockford yesterday in a 2-1 shootout. Both coaches and four players from each team were ejected after a brawl that started during a media timeout halfway through the second period.
MILWAUKEE - In hockey, the Milwaukee Admirals lost at home to Rockford yesterday in a 2-1 shootout. Both coaches and four players from each team were ejected after a brawl that started during a media timeout halfway through the second period.
Rob Flick of Rockford skated toward Admirals’ goaltender Jeremy Smith – and all of sudden, they started fighting. Both benches emptied, and the officials ordered both teams to their locker rooms for an 18-minute intermission. But neither team left right away. And Rockford coach Ted Dent yelled to five Admirals’ players to get off the ice, and then he screamed at the Milwaukee bench.
Admirals’ coach Ian Herbers charged toward the glass that separated both benches before the officials managed to get the teams to leave. Herbers said the Rockford players were quote, “yapping at Smith all night, and we just finished it – We stuck together as a team.” Mark Van Guilder scored Milwaukee’s only goal in regulation, and Jon Blum was the only Admiral to score in the shootout. Terry Broadhurst and Brandon Pirri scored in the final sequence to give Rockford the victory.
Milwaukee dropped to 12th place in the American Hockey League Western Conference standings with 74 points, four behind Peoria and Lake Erie for the final West playoff spot. The Admirals open a seven-game road trip tomorrow night in Charlotte.