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Admirals Firing with Record Streak

Weekend Summary for home games V Canterbury Red Devils  17th and 18th June 2017

Game one Saturday – 16-2 Admirals win

Saturday nights game against the visiting Canterbury team started with a bang as Henric Andersen buried a goal only 19 seconds into the game. Nick Henderson was to score again another 19 seconds later and before the game was four minutes old the Admirals had added another two by Battani and Andersen again.

The initial flurry of goals from the Admirals all but ended the first period.

The second period got busy as the Admirals squad threw everything towards the net with another seven goals going in for the Admirals. Ryan Ruddle scoring his first in a blue jersey against his old team.

The Red Devils also managed to create some offence getting goals from Fraser and Damm.

In the third period the Admirals added icing to their cake by adding another four goals. Topping off a very convincing performance both TJ Battani and Frazer Ellis picking up hat-tricks.

The Admirals local talent again showing their depth scoring nine of the games 16 goals.

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Game two Sunday – 8-2 Admirals win

With the addition of Chris Eaden back into the lineup and a goal tender change up to Damien King the Red Devils came back much harder than Saturdays performance.

The game was a much more physical performance but the Admirals strength and firepower shone through taking a 3-0 lead into the first break with two power play goals from Toth, Andersen and an even strength tally from Daigle in the last minute.

Henderson and Battani scored quickly into the second period to give the team some insurance.

A string of penalties that lead into the thired period came from the Red Devils as they tired out and frustrations began to boil over. Despite this they managed to get goals from Purver and Banks.

The Admirals finished off the game with two late goals from Harrop and Toth.

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Another stellar performance for the team breaks an Admirals record with six wins in a row and the best start to a season in Admirals history. The team has a bye this coming weekend and will be back on the ice hosting the Skycity Stampede (Queenstown) on the 1st and 2nd of July.