In a weekend of comebacks, the Milwaukee Admirals saw a come from behind win to kick off their season while four of the SEC hockey teams met in Savannah, GA for an unexpected conclusion to the Cobblestone Cup.
Starting in Grand Rapids, MI, the Ads overcame a goal deficit to beat the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-2 in the season opener for both teams.
Patrick Cehlin, a fifth round draft pick for Nashville in the 2010 Entry Draft, put up to third period goals to lift the Admirals past the Griffins in a fight to the finish. Guess this game proves why hockey fans should keep an eye on the prospects for the NHL.
The Admirals will take the game home on Friday as they face the Carolina Checkers in the Ad’s home opener. 8 PM EST. Be there!
Meanwhile down south, the SEC put on a show in the inaugural Cobblestone Cup. With the Auburn Tigers, Clemson Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks, and the hosts of the tournament, the Georgia Bulldogs all taking the ice, there were some… interesting results.
South Carolina took home the Cobblestone Cup with two strong games, outscoring both Georgia and Clemson by at least two goals. Even more important, Carolina took home the trophy after defeating in-state rival Clemson.
Where the Gamecocks saw a weekend of triumph, host Georgia saw a weekend of sloppy play.
In the Friday night game of Georgia vs South Carolina, the Ice Dawgs were shut out by a team that they normally dominate. Saturday was just another blow to the heart for Georgia fans as the team went down 3-1 against the Auburn Tigers, forcing the Dawgs to settle in last place in front of a home crowd.
For the Auburn Tigers the weekend was a victory, despite a 4-1 loss to Clemson Friday night. Team moral took a boost the next day in the game against Georgia with a win, considering Auburn had gone down 8-1 against Georgia just two weeks earlier, with a final score of 10-3 to Georgia.