The host Manchester Monarchs took a two-goal lead after one period and held on to beat the Norfolk Admirals 3-2 Saturday in an AHL game in New Hampshire.
Brandon Kozun scored short-handed -- his second goal of the night against the Admirals' John Gibson -- to put Manchester ahead 3-1 with 14:16 left in regulation. Antoine Laganiere replied for the Admirals less than three minutes later, but Norfolk couldn't get another puck past winning goalie Jean-Francois Berube.
It was the second time on the trip that Manchester, the Los Angeles Kings' top affiliate, defeated the Admirals -- who defeated the Providence Bruins in between.
But this time, Norfolk's roster was different. Saturday, the Admirals' parent club, the Anaheim Duck, acquired defenseman Jesse Blacker and a pair of 2014 draft picks (in the third and seventh round) from the Toronto Maple Leafs for center Peter Holland and right wing Brad Staubitz.
Holland has been an Admirals mainstay. Anaheim assigned Blacker to Norfolk.
Sammy Too, 24, of Kenya won the Richmond Marathon in his first appearance in the capital city, finishing in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 9 seconds -- the sixth-fastest in the event's 36-year history.
Too, who gained $2,500 for the win, didn't get to the U.S. until less than 12 hours before the race began.
Marathon officials said 16,360 runners, joggers and walkers took part in Saturday’s three races, the Times-Dispatch reported.
Robert Vinson and Wayne Motley were the top round-robin competitors in their group on the first two days of the Peninsula Tennis Patrons Association Grand Prix Masters Singles, whose elimination phase is set for Sunday.
Vinson and Motley were 3-0 in separate pools in the men's 4.5 bracket, the highest contested at Centre Court Racquet Club in Newport News.
In the 10:30 a.m. semifinals Sunday, Vinson will face Chris Cruz, and Motley will meet Airein Loth. The winners will square off at 1:30 p.m. for the crown.
In men's 4.0, Joe Zalameda was the only player to make it through the round-robin unscathed. He will face Ray Hudgens in a semifinal at 9 a.m. Sunday, while Chris Scott plays Tsuneo Kageya. The final is set for noon.
In the men's 3.5 semis at 9 a.m., James Avery meets Kyle Hollowell and Allen Tang faces Calvin Mackey. The championship match is set for noon.
In the women's 3.5, which is exclusively a round-robin, young left-hander Ria Khandpur of Suffolk leads the standings at 2-0 with one round remaining.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun