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Preview: Games 20 & 21 vs. Milwaukee Admirals and Rockford IceHogs

November 18, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Abbotsford Heat News Release

Tuesday, November 19th- 5:00 PDT- BMO Harris Bradley Center

Wednesday, November 20th- 5:00 PDT- BMO Harris Bank Center

Radio: CIVL RADIO 101.7FM


*Pre-Game Show begins 15 minutes prior puck-drop

Abbotsford, BC - The Abbotsford Heat's franchise high nine game regular season winning streak came to an end on Saturday night in Oklahoma City. It was the first loss the Heat suffered since October 26th and just their third loss by more than one goal all season. Below are some of the numbers that stand out over the Heat's fantastic win streak:

39-25 The Heat outscored their opponents

14-5 The Heat outscored their opponents in the third period

5 Games were won in the third period

7 Games were one goal victories

12/39 The Heat success on the power play

2 Hat-tricks were recorded (Blair Jones & Ben Street)

7-0 Joni Ortio's record in between the pipes

0 Losses on home ice (4 games)

5 Straight wins on the road


Tuesday night will be the third of four meetings this season. The Admirals opened up the Heat's home schedule with a doubleheader back on October 11th and 12th at the AESC and both games needed overtime. The Heat won 3-2 in overtime in the first game, but the Admirals won 2-1 in a shootout a night later.

Milwaukee is off to a great start to the season as they hold down the fifth spot in the Western Conference, with an 8-3-2-1 record and are 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 games. Most recently they are coming off of a 1-0 win on Saturday against Iowa with Scott Darling earning the shutout.

The Admirals are a defense first type of team and have given up the fewest goals in the Western Conference at 37. Offensively, they are led in points by rookie forward Colton Sissons who has seven goals and six assists. Sissons scored the game winning goal against Iowa on Saturday for the Admirals in the first period.


Wednesday night will be the first meeting of the season between the Heat and IceHogs. Rockford currently occupies the seventh spot in the Western Conference with a record of 9-8-1-0 and are coming off a 4-2 win on Saturday against San Antonio. Consistency has been an issue for the 'Hogs of late as they have two wins in their last five games and four out of their last 10.

Defenseman Adam Clendening has been to the go to guy offensively as he leads the team in points with three goals and 13 assists. Up front, winger Jeremy Morin is tied for the team lead in goals with six and notched three points for the IceHogs last week after returning to Rockford on a two-week stint with the Chicago Blackhawks.

2013-2014 Heat vs. Admirals season series:

10/11/13- ABB 3 MIL 2 @ Abbotsford Sports & Entertainment Centre OT

10/12/13- MIL 2 ABB 1 @ Abbotsford Sports & Entertainment Centre S/O

Heat vs. Admirals individual scoring leaders in season series:

ABB: F- Knight (0-2-2), F- Jooris (0-2-2), F- Hanowski (1-0-1), F- Elson (1-0-1) F- Nemisz (1-0-1)

MIL: F- Sissons (1-1-2), F- Beck (1-1-2), F- Cehlin (1-0-1)

2012-13 Heat vs. IceHogs season series:

12/22/12- RFD 3 ABB 2 @ BMO Harris Bank Center

02/16/13- RFD 7 ABB 2 @ BMO Harris Bank Center

03/22/13- RFD 5 ABB 2 @ Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre

03/23/13- ABB 4 RFD 3 @ Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre OT

2012-2013 Heat vs. IceHogs individual scoring leaders in season series (returning players):

ABB: F- Street (0-2-2), D- MacKenzie (0-2-2), F- Bancks (1-0-1), F- Nemisz (1-0-1)

RFD: F- Morin (0-4-4), F- Mills (1-1-2), D- Clendening (1-1-2), F- T.Broadhurst (0-2-2)


The remaining four games on the Heat's current seven game road trip are all against teams in the Midwest Division.

Brandon Astle will bring all live Heat action this week on 101.7 CIVL FM and on The pre-game show begins 15 minutes before puck drop.

Following this seven game road trip, the Heat will return home to play the Utica Comets (AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks) on Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th. Friday, November 29th will feature the third Legends of Hockey night of the season, with Canucks legend Kirk McLean appearing for autographs prior to the game on the AESC concourse at 6:00pm.

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