AHL Quick Hits: Milwaukee visits Aeros on Sunday

Michael Ryan scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give Albany a 3-2 win at Binghamton on Thanksgiving night… In Wednesday’s action, Pascal Pelletier netted four goals to lead Rockford over San Antonio, 6-1… Jeff Frazee made 40 saves for his first pro shutout as Lowell topped Providence, 3-0… Rookie Justin Azevedo scored twice in regulation and once in the shootout as Manchester edged Grand Rapids, 3-2… Brandon Bochenski scored a pair of goals in Norfolk’s 6-4 win over Springfield… Oskar Osala scored two goals and assisted on another as Hershey beat Binghamton, 4-1, the Bears’ 16th straight home win over the Senators.

Wed 11/26
TORONTO 3, Rochester 1
Manchester 3, GRAND RAPIDS 2 (SO)
HERSHEY 4, Binghamton 1
LOWELL 3, Providence 0
Worcester 4, PORTLAND 3
Philadelphia 5, W-B/SCRANTON 1
NORFOLK 6, Springfield 4
MILWAUKEE 4, Peoria 1
Iowa 4, QUAD CITY 3 (OT)
ROCKFORD 6, San Antonio 1

Thu 11/27
Albany 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (SO)

ahllive_300.jpgLOOKING AHEAD:
Manitoba, idle since Nov. 21, puts its five-game winning streak on the line when Iowa visits the MTS Centre for a two-game set this weekend… The Moose are 14-1-0-0 in their last 15 games and have won eight in a row at home… Jason Jaffray has netted six goals over his last three games and leads Manitoba with 12 goals and 17 points overall… Mark Cullen has found the scoresheet in five of his last six contests (5-3-8) and ranks second behind Jaffray with 16 points (8-8-16)… Former Moose Josh Green has a goal in three straight games (4-3-7) for the Chops, including the overtime winner at Quad City on Wednesday, while Eric Boguniecki has two goals and three points in his last two outings… Iowa’s power play is fourth in the league at 20.2 percent, and Manitoba shows the AHL’s second-best penalty-killing unit (89.8 percent).

Worcester takes its five-game winning streak into the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday for a tilt with division-rival Providence… The Sharks have also won four straight road contests since an 8-3 loss to the Bruins on Nov. 14… Riley Armstrong has four goals in his last three games for the Sharks and has a point in six straight (5-2-7)… Rookie Steven Zalewski shows a three-game scoring run (2-3-5), and Lukas Kaspar is coming off a three-point effort (1-2-3) in Wednesday’s 4-3 win at Portland… Johnny Boychuk leads the Bruins and is tied for first among AHL defensemen with 21 points (5-16-21)… Martin St. Pierre (2-9-11) and Martins Karsums (3-5-8) each has a point in six of his last seven outings… P-Bruins rookie goaltender Kevin Regan is 4-0-0 on home ice this season… The B’s have won nine of 12 home meetings with the Sharks all-time.

Winners of four straight, Toronto visits Syracuse on Friday in the teams’ first meeting since last year’s North Division Finals, when the Marlies rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to oust the Crunch in seven games… Jeremy Williams has a goal in four of his last five contests (6-1-7) and leads the Marlies with nine tallies overall (9-2-11), including eight on the power play… Kris Newbury shows a team-high 13 assists and 18 points… Toronto boasts the league’s top-ranked penalty-killing unit at 90.0 percent… The Crunch have managed just two regulation goals over their last four games combined (1-3-0-0)… Former first-round draft pick Alexandre Picard netted his first goal of the season in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Binghamton… Defenseman Clay Wilson had six points (2-4-6) in six regular-season games against the Marlies in 2007-08.

(all times Eastern)
Fri 11/28
Hershey @ Albany, 7:00
Hartford @ Bridgeport, 7:00
Chicago @ Grand Rapids, 7:00
Springfield @ Philadelphia, 7:05 (at Wachovia Center)
Worcester @ Providence, 7:05
W-B/Scranton @ Norfolk, 7:15
Portland @ Manchester, 7:30
Toronto @ Syracuse, 7:30
Lake Erie @ Rochester, 7:35
Rockford @ Peoria, 8:00
San Antonio @ Quad City, 8:05
Iowa @ Manitoba, 8:30
Milwaukee @ Houston, 8:35

Sat 11/29
Syracuse @ Albany, 5:00
Rochester @ Grand Rapids, 7:00
Manchester @ Hartford, 7:00
Philadelphia @ Hershey, 7:00
Lowell @ Portland, 7:00
Providence @ Springfield, 7:00
Hamilton @ Binghamton, 7:05
Bridgeport @ Worcester, 7:05
W-B/Scranton @ Norfolk, 7:15
Toronto @ Lake Erie, 7:30
Quad City @ Chicago, 8:00
Houston @ San Antonio, 8:00
Peoria @ Rockford, 8:05
Iowa @ Manitoba, 8:30

Sun 11/30
Grand Rapids @ Chicago, 4:00
Manchester @ Portland, 4:00
Rochester @ Toronto, 4:00
Hartford @ Providence, 4:05
Lowell @ Worcester, 4:05
Binghamton vs. Hamilton, 5:00 (at Montreal)
Norfolk @ Hershey, 5:00
Milwaukee @ Houston, 5:05

Mon 12/1
No games scheduled

Tue 12/2
Manitoba @ Houston, 8:05

On Thursday, 2004-05 AHL goal-scoring champion Mike Cammalleri netted a hat trick as Calgary edged Vancouver, 4-3… In Wednesday’s action, 2007-08 AHL All-Rookie goaltender John Curry stopped 11 shots he faced and picked up the win in his NHL debut as Pittsburgh rallied past the N.Y. Islanders, 5-3.

2 — Former St. Louis Blues assistant coaches behind the bench tonight when Don Granato’s Chicago Wolves visit Curt Fraser’s Grand Rapids Griffins… The two were assistants for the Blues in 2005-06.

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