Geoff Peters Help Admirals Shake off Four Game Skid

By Corine Gatti

Teams win, teams lose but if you are on a four-game skid and allowed 34 shots, 1 goals for the first time this season–its a tough lump to swallow. “All teams go through it; I don’t want to call it a slump, we were on the road and we just couldn’t get the wins, said Geoff Peters who had 2 lamplighters for the night.

How did the song end at the Scope? On a good note for Norfolk and for Center Geoff Peters. They dubbed their Quebec counterparts 4-2 in front of an announced crowd of 5,055. Geoff Peters has struggled all year due to injuries and lack of confidence on the ice. But recently, the Hamilton, Ontario native has begun to utilize more of his opportunities. “ I use to look at the big picture, now I am narrowing it down to the little things and taking it one shift at a time.”

The show opened with little action, little rubber, until Francois Fortier broke the stalemate with a slap shot right of the crease from a pass Mike Ribeir 18:55. No matter how the puck was turned goalie Eric Fichaud kept Norfolk at bay. His shutout lasted until the 19:09 mark until Admirals Marty Wilford wristed a shot on a pass from rookie Mark Bell that tied the game. In the third stanza, Geoff Peters had wrap around into the slot taken on a pass from Blair Atcheynun thus making it 2-1. “Tonight you’ve seen more of our style and get the puck in the net at all cost and we wanted it more,” said Peters
Comfort zone? Ajay Baines rebounded, and came up with an insurance goal. But the Citadelles’ Eric Bertrand responded back. But Quebec’s fate was sealed. Norfolk’s Geoff Peters added another bonus goal to seal the victory.
Loose pucks: Leader of the pack and the power play blues? Quebec’s Pierre Sevigny is the team leader in goal (27G) Quebec has struggled this season but have won their last three games and are clinging to second place in the Canadian Division. They are 3-7-0 in their last ten games. The Admirals are singing the blues when it comes to their power plays in their last six games they are (0-25). In their last ten appearances, Trent Yawney and his crew are 4-5-1.

Referee: Bob Langdon
Linesmen: Mark Hamlett and Kirk Wood