Wings top Admirals in 3-1 season opener is your source for free local news and information in Virginia Beach

The Norfolk Admirals stumbled in the first game of their 2016-2017 season, losing 3-1 to the Kalamazoo Wings Friday night.

The Admirals fell behind with roughly eight minutes left in the first period, when Kalamazoo’s forward Kyle Blaney passed to Scott Henegar, who scored on goaltender Eetu Laurikainen, putting the Wings ahead 1-0.

Dajon Mingo scored for the Wings in the second period on a pass from defenseman Michael Trebish, making the score 2-0 at the second intermission.

In the third period, Josh Brittain put the Admirals on the board at the nine-minute mark on an assist from Danick Gauthier, but with two minutes left, Josh Pitt scored again for the Wings, on another assist from Trebish, making the final score 3-1.

The Admirals face the Wings again Saturday Oct. 15 at 7:15 p.m. at Norfolk’s Scope Arena.

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