Emerson Etem scored twice — just 39 seconds apart — as Norfolk overcame Albany 2-1 Saturday night in overtime, completing a two-game sweep of the Devils before 4,566 at Scope.
With the Admirals (13-13-1-0) seemingly headed toward a 1-0 defeat, Etem scored with 33 seconds left in regulation, off assists from Patrick Maroon and Sami Vatanen.
After the Admirals won the opening face-off of overtime, Etem took a pass, raced toward the net, cut around a defender and beat goalie Keith Kinkaid to end the game.
The Devils (9-10-1-6) have lost all seven of their overtime games this year. This was the first they lost in the five minutes before a shootout, though.
The Admirals won’t play again until Dec. 28, when they travel to upstate New York to meet the Syracuse Crunch for the first time.
The Crunch and Admirals traded NFL affiliations after last season, with Tampa Bay prospects moving to Syracuse while Anaheim players went to Norfolk. Thus, the Crunch includes many of the people who won the Admirals’ first Calder Cup championship last season, and Syracuse now leads the Eastern Conference.
Gloucester High alumnus and Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) senior Colin Lenhardt won the 184-pound class at the East Coast Holiday Classic in Providence, R.I., on Friday. Lenhardt pinned all three opponents he faced en route to the title.
Lenhardt is the third of four brothers who have wrestled for Coach Lonnie Morris. Older brothers Ryan and Bryan wrestled for the Wildcats, while younger brother Brenden is a freshman heavyweight at Division III school.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun