MILWAUKEE 4, QUAD CITY 0
Fourth-year forward Hugh Jessiman tallied the first hat trick of his professional career as Milwaukee took a 4-0 win over visiting Quad City on Tuesday night at the Bradley Center.
Jessiman scored once in the first period and twice in the third for the Admirals, who received a 32-save shutout performance from goaltender Drew MacIntyre.
Jessiman gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead with a power play goal at 16:26 of the opening period, and neither side scored in the middle frame.
Ryan Jones, who assisted on two of Jessiman’s scores, made it 2-0 at 13:47 of the third stanza. Jessiman tallied his second of the night at 17:09 and completed the hat trick with an empty-net marker in the closing minute.
The 24-year-old Jessiman, a former first-round draft pick, now shows nine goals since joining Milwaukee from the New York Rangers organization on Oct. 30.
MacIntyre registered his third shutout of the campaign and became the first AHL goaltender this year to reach 20 victories (20-8-1).
IOWA 4, ROCKFORD 3
Iowa used a four-goal second period to post a 4-3 win over visiting Rockford on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Arena.
The IceHogs took a 1-0 lead when Mike Radja scored the only goal of the first period for either side, but Chops forward T.J. Trevelyan lit the lamp at 1:03 and 8:27 of the middle frame to record his first multiple-goal effort since Dec. 27, also against Rockford.
After Rockford’s Nathan Davis tied it at 8:54, the Chops received two goals in a span of 55 seconds late in the stanza. Ryan Dingle scored at 18:00, and Charlie Kronschnabel’s first career AHL goal at 18:55 made it 4-2.
Pascal Pelletier scored 21st goal of the campaign for the IceHogs midway through the third, but they could not get the equalizer and lost for the fourth time in five games (1-4-0-0).
Chops goaltender David LeNeveu earned the victory with 35 saves on 38 shots.