TORONTO 4, HAMILTON 3
Toronto defeated Hamilton, 4-3, in the teams’ preseason opener at a sold-out Central Recreation Centre in Burlington, Ont., on Wednesday night.
Justin Pogge stopped 18 of 21 shots for Toronto, while Cedric Desjardins (23 saves, 3 GA) and Loic Lacasse (5 saves, 1 GA) split time in the crease for Hamilton.
Antti Pihlstrom added a goal and three assists for the Admirals, Andrew Martin had a goal and two assists and Tyler Howells and Oliver Stezinger added single goals.
Dov Grumet-Morris (12 saves) and Jamie Hodson (7 saves) each allowed two goals in the Milwaukee net.
QUAD CITY 4, PEORIA 2
Gerry Burke scored a pair of goals to lead Quad City to a 4-2 win at Peoria in the preseason opener for both teams.
PROVIDENCE 4, SPRINGFIELD 3
Wacey Rabbit and Vladimir Sobotka each recorded a goal and an assist in Providence’s 4-3 victory over Springfield at the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday.
Rabbit scored his goal on a penalty shot and Byron Bitz broke a 3-3 tie with 9:22 remaining in regulation. Alexandre Imbeault also scored for the Bruins, who got 22 saves from Mike Brown.
Justin Chwedoruk, Stephane Goulet and Andy Contois scored for the Falcons.
BRIDGEPORT 3, HARTFORD 1
Bridgeport opened its 2007 preseason with a 3-1 win over in-state rival Hartford in Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday.
Tom Pyatt had the lone goal for the Wolf Pack.
HERSHEY 4, BINGHAMTON 2
Kyle Wilson scored twice to help Hershey to a 4-2 win in Binghamton in a preseason matinee on Wednesday.
Tyler Donati and Chase Watson scored for the Senators.