There was #Norfolkingway the Ads could stop a red-hot Checkers team. The good guys win 6-2 in Charlotte.

In a game that wasn’t nearly as lopsided as the score may have alluded to, the Charlotte Checkers defeated the Norfolk Admirals 6-2.  John Muse, in goal for Charlotte, stopped 26 of the 28 shots he faced, received his first win of the season after making only three previous appearances, one which was in relief of Drew MacIntyre.

In net for the Admirals was Yann Danis, a veteran of the NHL, AHL, KHL and NCAA.  It was his second appearance this season after being signed to a PTO by Norfolk on November 15.  Also in the lineup for the Admirals was Matt Pistilli, a four-year veteran of the Charlotte Checkers.  He was signed by the Admirals yesterday to a PTO after starting the season in the ECHL with Fort Wayne.

The Checkers captain and alternates all had outstanding nights.  Captain Michal Jordan scored a goal that ended up the game winner early in the second period, and the players with A’s on their jerseys also had strong showings.

Alternate captain Chad LaRose had four shots-on-goal in the first period and ended the night with two assists in the third period, including a shorthanded goal while playing on the Checkers top penalty kill unit.

Greg Nemisz had an exceptionally strong third period.  He scored two goals, and assisted on Justin Shugg’s third goal in as many games after sitting out the first month of the season due to injury.

Notes that have little or nothing to do with hockey:

  • Please excuse the lack of quotes in this piece. Writing a game story at a bar means I can’t hear my iPhone for the interview quotes it has stored on it.
  • shuggernautI need new cheesy hashtags. Without #Terryiffic I feel lost, though I was pleased to see the official Checkers twitter account used #Shuggernaut, something penned by @Swamphockey and adopted by me years ago.  We even had a graphic for it… suggestions for new player hashtags? I’m all ears!
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