February 23, 2024
The San Diego Gulls need to finish a three-game skid. Photograph credit score: @sdgullsahl by way of X

The San Diego Gulls will attempt to break a three-game shedding streak at 1 p.m. Sunday on the street towards the Henderson Silver Knights.

The Gulls (2-3-0) couldn’t proper the ship Friday, shedding 5-2 towards the Pacific Division-leading Abbotsford Canucks (5-1-1). 

“You realize, it’s disappointing. We’re in a mode of adversity and we’ll study and we’ll develop,” head coach Matt McIlvane mentioned.

It received’t get simpler towards the Silver Knights (5-2-0), who path the Canucks for the division lead.

Abbotsford obtained on the board first with a power-play purpose from Christian Wolanin, his first of the season. The ice was tilted in the direction of the Canucks out of the gate, as they registered seven photographs and held San Diego to only one for 10 minutes. 

The Gulls broke out of their first-period hunch with a game-tying purpose from Glenn Gawdin, his second of the 12 months. Nick Wolff tallied an help, his first level as a Gull.  

Pavol Regenda scored his team-leading fifth purpose of the marketing campaign to place San Diego on high with three minutes left to play within the first.

“We have to begin profitable video games,” Regenda mentioned. “That’s extra vital than objectives. I’m completely happy to only assist the staff, however wins are extra vital.”

Abbotsford scored but once more on the ability play to open the second, with Cole McWard leveling issues up at two. 

The third began in a similar way, as Arshdeep Bains put the Canucks on high with a tip-in purpose. Quinn Schmiemann hopped out of the penalty field and netted one other Abbotsford purpose a couple of minutes later to stretch the result in two.

An empty web purpose sealed San Diego’s destiny within the waning seconds. 

In the meantime, the Anaheim Geese recalled defenseman Robert Hagg from the Gulls, the NHL membership’s American Hockey League affiliate.

Hagg, 28, has performed 338 profession NHL video games with Detroit, Florida, Buffalo and Philadelphia. Signed to a one-year contract July 4, Hagg recorded one help and had a team-leading +4 score in three AHL video games with San Diego within the early going this season.