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February 15, 2011

Lightning Recall Mike Vernace From Admirals


TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled defenseman Mike Vernace (vuhr-NAYS) from the Admirals today, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Vernace, 6-foot, 216 pounds, has played in eight games with Tampa Bay this season, averaging 8:33 in ice time per game. He last appeared for the Lightning on November 20 against the Buffalo Sabres, logging 4:41 of ice time and landing two hits. He made his debut with Tampa Bay on October 9 against Atlanta and played a season-high 16:33 in ice time October 16 at Florida. He has played in 20 career NHL games with the Lightning and Colorado Avalanche.

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Vernace has skated in 45 games with the Admirals this season, recording six goals and 20 points. He ranks second among team defensemen for goals and power-play goals (2) and is also first for points. In 281 career American Hockey League games between Norfolk, Hamilton, Lake Erie and Albany, Vernace has scored 15 goals and 91 points.

Vernace was signed by the Lightning as a free agent on July 29, 2010. He was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round, 201st overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

The Admirals are back in action at Scope tonight to battle the Hershey Bears at 7:15 p.m. The game will feature Admirals Family Fun Packs and will also be a Student Rush Night.

Family Fun Packs, presented by SunTrust, 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 provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for 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.

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.

Individual tickets for all regular season games start at just $12. Tickets are available now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.

Take advantage of great savings on Admirals tickets with our 10-Packs and group tickets. 10-Packs are available for as little as $110 and allow you to pick the games you want. Group tickets start at $10 for groups of 25 or more people. 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 for more details or to purchase your tickets!


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