Monday, April 19, 2010

1st Star in Home Debut for Admiral Asskicker

I meant to post this yesterday, but the day got away from me.

I traveled to Milwaukee on saturday night to see Blake Geoffrion's home debut as a Milwaukee Admiral and was not disappointed.

Admiral Asskicker (formerly Captain Asskicker) scored two goals to help the Admirals to a 6-0 win over the Chicago Wolves; for his efforts he was named 1st Star!!!

The first goal was set up by a nice drop pass, which Blake promptly slapped home past the Wolves Peter Mannino early in the 2nd period. In the 3rd period, Blake cleaned up a rebound and put in his 2nd of the night on an Admirals PP.

AA missed his chance at a hat trick later in the 3rd on another PP, when he pulled a Davies (missing an open net when the goalie is out of position) on another rebound, but for his 2nd pro game not too shabby.

Overall, Blake played awesome!!! He was announced as one of the starters (wearing #5) and for a guy who only joined the team the previous day, and had never practiced all out w/ his teammates, he looked like he had been in the AHL all season; he fit right in. Taking a step up in level of play and competition wasn't a problem for Wisconsin's first Hobey Baker winner.

The Admirals look to even the series tonight against the Wolves, so if you are in Milwaukee, head to the Bradley Center for a 7 PM puck drop.

I'd also like to comment that somethings never change, you might remember Peter Mannino from his role as that huge sieve in goal for the Denver Pionners, who liked to flop around anytime Ben Grotting's stick come anywhere near his helmet. After giving up 4 goals in 2 periods, he was replaced in the 3rd period by a folding chair, which aquitted itself quite well in comparison.