The Admirals 25th home opener on October 11 is just 13 days away! So we are counting down the days recognizing 25 memorable moments in the 25 years of Admirals Hockey, in a segment we call 25 in 25. Each day we will highlight a great moment in the Admirals proud 25-year history to get you set for the 2013-14 home opener!
The Admirals have had their share of great goaltenders over the years. Names such as Kolzig, Lalime, Crawford, Bernard, Lasak, Charpentier just to name a few.
Darryl Paquette is another name you could add to that prestigious goaltending list. During the 1996-97 season, Paquette posted a 35-15-5 record for the Admirals. In addition to racking up a ton of wins, Paquette found his way in to the ECHL record books.
During the course of a five-game span in 1997, Paquette produced shutout hockey from March 23 through April 2 and set the ECHL record for longest shutout sequence by a goaltender of a whopping 236 minutes and 3 seconds.
The shutout sequence spanned over five games which included three complete game shutouts (also an ECHL record). The streak eventually ended on April 2. Here is the breakdown of the full shutout sequence of 236:3:
23:05, March 23 at Richmond
60:00, March 25 vs. Knoxville
60:00, March 28 vs. South Carolina
60:00, March 29 at Roanoke
32:58, April 2 vs. Roanoke
Paquette’s shutout record still stands today. Gwinnett’s Jeff Jakaitis came close to surpassing Paquette’s record, falling nearly 20 minutes shy of the mark in a January 2011 game against the Florida Everblades.
Later on 25 in 25, we will relive moment #12 as we countdown to the Admirals home opener on October 11!