Wagner secures 2–1 win over Admirals late in the third


LOVELAND, Colo. — Coming off a 4–1 win last night, the Eagles looked to secure two points that will put them over Tucson in the standings. They did just that. Chris Wagner made it 2–1 with 2:44 left in regulation.

Last night’s win came with the help of Fredrik Olofsson, who acquired two goals and one assist.

“You always want to be a part of a team and contribute, whether it’s offensively, defensively. You just want to feel you have a role on the team,” Olofsson said.

First period

The first period of game two against the Milwaukee Admirals wasn’t looking good either way. The Eagles played sloppy but were able to keep it in their zone long enough for shots from Corey Schueneman and Keaton Middleton.

Despite a no-goal first period, the Eagles still had some close calls that had Admirals’ goaltender, Yaroslav Askarov, looking over his shoulder. Shots came from Ivan Ivan and Jason Polin, who had a great pass from Schueneman that bounced off Askarov. Spencer Smallman also had a shot over Askarov’s left shoulder.

Second period

Some unforced errors early in the second from the Eagles allowed the Admirals to add to their already five shots on goal. Along with unforced errors came the handful of penalties from both teams.

Sam Malinski and Admirals’ Navrin Mutter entered the box only three minutes in. Just a minute later, Jean-Luc Foudy was called for hooking, allowing the Admirals a 4–on–3. Nothing came of this advantage.

The Eagles got on the board first with their first power play of the night. Foudy with a one-timer from Ivan and Riley Tufte gave the Eagles much-needed momentum.

Following a delayed penalty from Peter Holland, the Admirals were able to get one in front, past Trent Miner. The Admirals’ goal was scored by Wade Allison, Juuso Parssinen, and Joakim Kemell assisted him.

The period ended with the Admirals leading in shots, 22–14.

Third period

Another two penalties kicked off the last period. Tufte and Ozzy Wiesblatt served two minutes each for roughing. Three more penalties were served throughout the remaining 19 minutes of play, two by Milwaukee and one by Colorado.

Late in the third, Wagner slammed a pass from Cal Burke, putting the Eagles up 2–1. This is Wagner’s fourth goal this season.

Miner finished the night with 24 saves on 25 shots, giving him a record of 9–6–1.


The Colorado Eagles will continue their home stand in nine days on Friday, March 29th. They will host the Abbotsford Canucks.

“We’re gonna give the guys a couple days off, get some rest. Enjoy the break, have a nice reset, because we know what’s going to be a sprint to the finish line,” coach Aaron Schneekloth said.




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