Monday, April 16, 2012

F Max Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice made his AHL debut Sunday by scoring two goals as his Abbotsford Heat beat the visiting Toronto Marlies 5-4 in OT. . . . "My two wingers were making passes right on the tape, which in junior you don't always get," Reinhart told The Canadian Press. "The guys are a lot stronger (than in junior) but having said that if you find open space, your teammates are going to find you." . . . Reinhart scored off a rebound in the first period and then put home a low shot in the second period. . . . The Heat, which has won seven in a row, completed its regular season and will meet the Milwaukee Admirals in the first round of playoffs. . . . Heat G Leland Irving, a product of the Everett Silvertips, got the victory. He hadn’t played since March 30 as he missed five games while awaiting the birth of a daughter. . . . The Heat is the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames.
G Tyler Bunz of the Medicine Hat Tigers is off to join the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons. The parent Edmonton Oilers selected Bunz with the 121st pick of the 2010 NHL draft. . . . The Oil Barons drew the Houston Aeros in the first round of the playoffs.
One final AHL note . . . The Norfolk Admirals take a 28-game winning streak into the playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 4-2 victory over the host Adirondack Phantoms on Sunday. The Admirals finished with a 55-18-1-2 mark. . . . F Brandon Segal, a graduate of the Calgary Hitmen, had a goal and three assists for Norfolk, the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. . . . The Admirals, who haven’t lost since Feb. 5, will meet the Manchester Monarchs in the first round of playoffs.

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