Amerks Lose to Crunch; Another Long Losing Streak?

The Amerks lost to the Crunch tonight in front of less than 1,000 fans, the final score was 3-1.  Based on the way this season has gone since the end of November we can probably expect another eight to ten game losing streak.

Drew Larman scored the Amerks lone goal on the power play after receiving a perfect pass from Gragnani and tapping it into the net.

Steven Goertzen scored the third goal of the game for the Crunch after intercepting a pass directly from Andrej Sekera and then putting it into an empty net.

As the season goes, just about every game recap is basically the same.  The team came out strong in the first period.  A lot of hitting going on, as well as back and forth play between the two teams.  In the first period the Amerks had six shots, the Crunch had five.  But, as the game went on the advantage continued to go in favor of the Crunch as the Amerks were unable to produce any offense.  The Amerks were outshot by Crunch in the second period by the margin of 17-6.

The addition of Chaz Johnson from the Elmira Jackals on a PTO contract added some additional toughness throughout the game.  While Yannik Tifu being the other recent addition didn’t record any stats on the stat sheet, he didn’t give the puck up at all and appeared to give an honest effort all game.

The announced crowd of over 4,000 people is nowhere near the actual attendance, it’s safe to say there was less than 1,000 people at the game.  It’s also safe to say three forces joined together to assist with the bad attendance – bad weather, a week night game, and a bad team.

The next game is on Saturday afternoon at home against the San Antonio Rampage, game time is at 2:05.  It’s also a birthday party celebration for the Moose.

Only 28 games remaining until an off season of uncertainty.

Useless fact of the day, did you ever notice that there is no “Row I” at Blue Cross Arena?  I asked one of the ushers and he stated Frontier Field doesn’t have a “Row I” either.  Supposedly whatever was used to print the letters for rows is unable to print the letter I.