January’s been okay…
Coastal Virginia is relishing in the relative mildness of its temperatures compared to the rest of the Mid-Atlantic. Along with the weather, residents have enjoyed mildly entertaining play from the Admirals. Norfolk continues to play at a decent pace, though they stumbled a bit over the weekend. Hosting an Elmira squad they needed to beat, the Admirals managed to “split” the series. Friday’s win came in overtime, allowing the Jackals to pick up three points over the weekend. Chasing a playoff spot is becoming a bit more of a mad equation of hope, with the Ads five points behind a Reading team with three games in hand. Playoff hopes are not impossible, though they are fading out.
josh currie signed to a pto, steven whitney injured, legault back
No transactions occurred today. A few things happened over the weekend with a big impact on the Admirals. First, Bakersfield signed Josh Currie to an AHL SPC. Currie is now primarily a member of the Condors. He can be assigned to Norfolk, though I don’t see it happening. Currie has 3+4=7 points in 24 games with the Condors.
Steven Whitney injured his shoulder sometime last week. Whitney is still the Admirals’ leading scorer, with 30 points in 42 games. The next closest player is Michael Pelech, who has 25 points in 44 games. Whitney creates an obvious offensive hole for the Admirals. Someone has to step up.
Enter Maxime Legault, who had been injured most of the year. Legault did not do much on Saturday, registering 2 shots on goal.
Scope plays host to the South Carolina Stingrays this weekend. South Carolina plays in what is probably the ECHL’s most competitive division. They’re currently 6th, with 47 points. Can the Ads find a way to get both wins?