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Abbotsford, BC - Ben Walter and Greg Nemisz scored in a shootout to lead the Abbotsford Heat past the Milwaukee Admirals Friday in Abbotsford, B.C., 2-1.
The shootout loss was the first blemish on the 2011-2012 Admirals record, but the point moves them into sole possession of first place in the Midwest Division (3-0-0-1, 7 points). The Admirals also extended its streak of road games without a regulation loss to 19.
Milwaukee’s lone scorer in the shootout was Juuso Puustinen.
Abbotsford’s offensive pressure had the Admirals chasing the puck early in the game. The Heat struck first when defenseman T.J. Brodie’s shot from the point found its way through traffic and over the right shoulder of Milwaukee netminder Jeremy Smith at 6:21 of the first period.
Admirals forward Ryan Thang tied the game at 6:34 of the second period with a wrist shot from the ri...