MILWAUKEE — Admirals Goalie Troy Grosenick is the AHL Man of the Year. He is the first Admiral to win the award.
"In a lot of ways, what we do in the community is way bigger than what we do on the ice. And you know, we want to be successful in both areas. And I think today is a day where we can reflect on that and hope that we've made a difference," Grosenick says.
When things came to a screeching halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Milwaukee Admirals had the most points and best record. The Associated Press reported that it's quite likely the American Hockey League will cancel the rest of the season. But Grosenick is trying to keep a brave face.
TMJ4 Main Sports Anchor Lance Allan asked: "You guys had Calder Cup aspirations. Do you almost feel like it's a little bit slipping away, or how do you grasp that as a competitive athlete?
"Yeah, it's tough. Obviously we have a really good team and you know, we had a really good shot to make a good run in the playoffs and obviously that was our end goal, is the Calder Cup," Grosenick said. No one's put the absolute kibosh on us yet. So we're holding onto that hope that we'll be able to get back in whatever capacity possible and try to win a championship. We only control what we control and you know, there's not much we can do about the situation right now other than stay ready and stay prepared, until they tell us we're not playing."
Let's hope the best regular season team can compete for a postseason championship.