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December 29, 2009

Karsums Named to Latvian Olympic Team


NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Admirals forward Martins Karsums (KAHR-sihms) has been named to Team Latvia for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Karsums, a 5-foot-9, 200-pound forward from Riga, Latvia, has appeared in 30 games for the Admirals this season and has three goals and 11 points with an even plus/minus rating. Karsums has been heating up of late and shows two goals and six points in his last five games with Norfolk.

Karsums has played in 196 career AHL games with the Admirals and Providence Bruins, amassing 53 goals and 150 points. He has appeared in 22 career Calder Cup Playoff games with Providence, recording 10 goals and 14 points.

Karsums appeared in his first 24 career NHL games last season with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins, scoring one goal and six points. He played in 18 games with the Lightning after being acquired from Boston in a trade on March 4, 2009. The 23-year-old was drafted by Boston in the second round (64th overall) in 2004.

Karsums represented his native Latvia during the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland, recording one goal and four points with 27 penalty minutes.

Click here for a complete roster of Team Latvia.

The Admirals and Hershey Bears will face off tonight at Scope at 7:15 p.m. Tonight’s game will be another Family Fun Pack Night and Student Rush Night. Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets for just $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $48 – that’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights, brought to you by Pit Bull Energy Drink and Baxter’s Sports Lounge, provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for high school and college students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night. On top of that, you get discounted food at Baxter’s Sports Lounge (located right across the street from Scope) on the day of the game.

Admirals Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

For a complete schedule and details of the promotions, please visit norfolkadmirals.com or call (757) 640-1212.

To purchase tickets to any Admirals game, you may visit the Scope Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit any Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com. Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2009-10 season tickets today. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!

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