AHL Quick Hits

Justin Keller notched his first career hat trick to pace Norfolk past Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, 5-3… T.J. Hensick had a goal and an assist in Lake Erie’s 3-0 win over Milwaukee… Josh Hennessy and Ryan Keller both scored regulation and shootout goals as Binghamton edged Albany, 4-3… Adirondack collected a 3-1 victory over visiting Rochester.

Wed 2/10
ADIRONDACK 3, Rochester 1
LAKE ERIE 3, Milwaukee 0
BINGHAMTON 4, Albany 3 (SO)
NORFOLK 5, W-B/Scranton 3

Thu 2/11
No games scheduled

All separated by just one point, the top four teams in the West Division square off for a pair of two-game sets this weekend, with Rockford (65 points) battling Milwaukee (64) in a home-and-home and Texas (65) hosting Chicago (64) twice… Bryan Bickell is on a four-game scoring streak (2-5-7) and Kyle Greentree shows 8-7-15 in his last 13 games for the IceHogs, who have ridden a 10-2-0-1 surge since Jan. 10 to a share of first place in the division… Among active Admirals, Mike Santorelli has a team-high 18 goals and 31 points for Milwaukee, which is coming off a 3-0 loss at Lake Erie on Wednesday… Chicago brings a seven-game points streak (5-0-0-2) into Cedar Park and is 17-3-0-2 in its last 22 contests… Matt Anderson has a point in three straight (1-5-6) and 11 of his last 13 games (3-16-19) for the Wolves… Rookie Travis Morin shows 9-8-17 in his last 16 contests for the Stars… Chicago’s fourth-ranked offense (3.25 goals per game) will go up against Texas’s second-ranked defense (2.33 allowed per game).

North Division rivals Hamilton and Lake Erie collide for the seventh time this season on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena; each side has three wins in the season series… The Monsters have yet to score a goal against Hamilton at home this season, dropping a 4-0 decision on Nov. 27 and a 3-0 game the following night… The division-leading Bulldogs bring a seven-game winning streak into tonight’s contest… Mike Glumac has notched a goal in three straight games (4-1-5) for the ’Dogs after totaling three scores in his previous 20 outings… Brock Trotter paces Hamilton with 25 goals (25-28-53), nine more than anyone else on the team… Two-time AHL All-Star T.J. Hensick shows three goals and four points in his last two games for the Monsters, who are 16-7-0-1 in their last 24 contests and enter tied for the North’s final playoff spot… Randy Rowe is on a three-game scoring run (3-2-5) for Lake Erie.

Something has to give in Portland on Friday, as Syracuse brings its six-game winning streak into town to battle a Pirates club which has also won six straight contests… It marks the first meeting between the teams since Mar. 9, 2001, and the first in Cumberland County since Oct. 8, 2000… Derek MacKenzie boasts an 11-game scoring streak (8-9-17) for the Crunch, the second-longest active run in the AHL… Syracuse forward Mike Radja shows six points (3-3-6) in his last four outings, and 2010 AHL All-Star Dan Fritsche has a point in six of his last eight tilts (3-6-9)… Mark Mancari has racked up nine points (2-7-9) and 33 shots on goal in his last six games for the Pirates, and Kyle Wanvig is riding a four-game scoring streak (1-3-4)… Portland’s Tyler Ennis leads all AHL rookies with 30 assists and 46 points while playing all 50 games to date.

(all times Eastern)
Fri 2/12
Hershey @ Albany, 7:00
Worcester @ Bridgeport, 7:00
Syracuse @ Portland, 7:00
Hartford @ Providence, 7:05
Abbotsford @ Rochester, 7:05
Binghamton @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Lowell @ Norfolk, 7:15
Hamilton @ Lake Erie, 7:30
Manchester @ Springfield, 7:30
Rockford @ Milwaukee, 8:00
San Antonio @ Peoria, 8:00
Toronto @ Manitoba, 8:30
Chicago @ Texas, 8:30
Grand Rapids @ Houston, 8:35

Sat 2/13
Binghamton @ Albany, 7:00
Abbotsford @ Hamilton, 7:00
Bridgeport @ Hartford, 7:00
Syracuse @ Manchester, 7:00
Adirondack @ Portland, 7:00
Providence @ Springfield, 7:00
Hershey @ W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Lowell @ Norfolk, 7:15
Lake Erie @ Rochester, 7:35
Chicago @ Texas, 8:00
Milwaukee @ Rockford, 8:05
Toronto @ Manitoba, 8:30
San Antonio @ Peoria, 8:30
Grand Rapids @ Houston, 8:35

Sun 2/14
W-B/Scranton @ Adirondack, 3:00
Springfield @ Bridgeport, 3:00
Worcester @ Manchester, 3:00
Syracuse @ Providence, 4:05
Lowell @ Hershey, 5:00
San Antonio @ Milwaukee, 5:00
Rochester @ Binghamton, 5:05
Chicago @ Houston, 5:05

Mon 2/15
Hartford @ Portland, 1:00
Abbotsford @ Toronto, 2:00
Grand Rapids @ Rockford, 3:05
Norfolk @ Albany, 5:00

Tue 2/16
Worcester @ Springfield, 7:00 (XM Radio)
Manitoba @ Rochester, 7:05
Texas @ Hamilton, 7:30

Twelve AHL games will air on XM Satellite Radio’s NHL Home Ice channel (XM 204, Sirius 208) during the month of February. The schedule kicks off on Tuesday night with coverage of the Worcester Sharks and the Springfield Falcons.

18 — Goals scored by Hershey in its last two meetings with Albany, an 8-3 win on Jan. 30 and a 10-4 triumph on Jan. 15… The Bears, who previously dropped a pair to the River Rats in early December, bring their 10-game winning streak into New York’s capital city on Friday.


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