Just when you take a day to put your own kid first, Carter Ashton joined the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL for the remainder of their playoff run.
My son had a track meet Thursday — which was not a bad day if you are throwing the shot put, but the discus was a whole other matter. The guys (and gals) were throwing into the wind, and at times the disc would just stop and drop like it hit a wall.
Any way, Carter, a first-round draft pick of the Lightning (29th overall in 2009), had 71 point this year between Regina and Tri-City. He also played for Team Canada in the WJC, winning silver.
Carter played 11 games with the Admirals last season, scoring one goal. The Admirals are 2-2 with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in an East Division semifinal that resumed today. Carter is in the lineup tonight, wearing No. 26.
Carter had two shots on goal, but the Admirals lost 2-1. The Penguins now lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Saturday.
Former Spokane Chiefs goalie Dustin Tokarski was in goal for Norfolk. He finished with 23 saves.