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November 22, 2011

Admirals Ready for Home Cooking this Thanksgiving






NORFOLK, Va. – After playing 11 of their last 12 games on the road, the Norfolk Admirals now look forward to some home cooking as they drop the puck on a six-game homestand tomorrow night at Scope.

Last week, the Admirals split a two-game series in St. John's, Newfoundland, against the St. John's IceCaps. On Friday night, Trevor Smith and Tyler Johnson each scored twice as Norfolk claimed a 6-2 victory. The following evening, St. John’s goaltender Peter Mannino stopped 35 of 36 shots as the Admirals fell, 3-1.

Norfolk's six-game homestand begins with three games this week. Tomorrow night, the Charlotte Checkers come to town for the third time this season in another Admirals Value Night, featuring Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets. The Providence Bruins then visit Scope on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday Night is Diabetes Awareness Night to benefit the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center. Saturday night is March of Dimes "Hockey Night for Healthy Babies." Saturday's game also features a giveaway of Admirals trading cards and a post-game skate with the Admirals. Please see below for more details on these great promotions.



STANDINGS UPDATE
At 10-7-0-1 (21 points), the Admirals are in second place in the American Hockey League's East Division and are in fourth place in Eastern Conference. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 10-4-1-3 are alone atop the East division with 24 points. The Hershey Bears (7-4-3-2, 19 points) trail Norfolk by two points while the Syracuse Crunch (7-6-2-1, 17 points) are four behind Norfolk with 17 points. The Binghamton Senators (6-10-1-1, 14 points) round out the East Division. Click here for complete AHL standings.

THE ADMIRALS’ WEEK AHEAD
Wed., Nov. 23 … vs. Charlotte Checkers (Carolina Hurricanes) … 7:15 p.m. | GET TICKETS | INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
Fri., Nov. 25 … vs. Providence Bruins (Boston Bruins) … 7:30 p.m. | GET TICKETS | INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
Sat., Nov. 26 … vs. Providence Bruin (Boston Bruins) … 7:15 p.m. | GET TICKETS | INVITE YOUR FRIENDS


ADMIRALS’ LOG
  • After playing 11 of their last 12 games on the road, the Admirals will begin a six-game homestand tomorrow evening against the Charlotte Checkers.
  • Norfolk went 6-6-0-0 during the 12-game stretch from October 23 – November 19.
  • Only the Abbotsford Heat (13) have played more road games than Norfolk (12) this season, while only the Connecticut Whale and Chicago Wolves (5) have played fewer home games than Norfolk (6).
  • Tomorrow's game is the fourth game of the GEICO Challenge Cup between the Admirals and Checkers. Norfolk currently leads the series with four points (2-1-0-0) over Charlotte's three points (1-1-1-0).
  • Friday and Saturday's games against Providence mark the first time the Bruins have visited Norfolk Scope Arena since February 27, 2009. The Admirals have already won both games against the Bruins played at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Rhode Island this season.
  • Providence captain Trent Whitfield will return to Norfolk Scope Arena after playing part of his rookie professional season in 1998-99 with the Hampton Roads Admirals (ECHL).
  • Rookie Cory Conacher is on a seven-game point streak (5g, 4a) – a season high for Norfolk.
  • Conacher already has two point streaks this season of six or more games. The Admirals only had four point streaks of six or more games during the entire 2010-11 season.
  • Conacher has recorded points in 15 of 17 games for the Admirals this season and is tied for third in the AHL with 21 points this season.
  • Rookie Carter Ashton has points in 13 of 18 games and goals in 11 of 18 games this season. He remains tied for the AHL lead in goals with 12 while tying for ninth with 19 points.
  • Rookie Tyler Johnson recorded his first multiple goal game on Friday at St. John's. Johnson is tied for 12th among AHL rookies with 12 points.
  • Veteran winger Trevor Smith is tied for second in the AHL in plus/minus at +12. He joins defenseman Mark Barberio and forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie (both +11, tied for fourth) in the top five of plus/minus in the league.
  • Smith trails only Conacher on the team in scoring with 20 points. He is tied for sixth in scoring in the AHL. He also is tied for the AHL lead with three game-winning goals.
  • Barberio remains the top-scoring defenseman in the AHL with 16 points.

THIS WEEK ON THE ADMIRALS HOUR RADIO SHOW, PRESENTED BY MICHAEL AND SON
Tune in to the Admirals Hour, Presented by Michael and Son,, this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on "The Game" 102.1-FM, 1490-AM and 1021TheGame.com. “The Voice of the AdmiralsPete Michaud will host the show. This week's guest is #89 Cory Conacher. If you have questions for the show, dial (757) 490-2750.

ADMIRALS VALUE NIGHTS
The Admirals return to Scope tomorrow to square off against the Charlotte Checkers in another Weekday Value Night. The game will once again feature Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Nights.

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 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.

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.



DIABETES AWARENESS NIGHT
Join us on Friday for Diabetes Awareness Night to benefit the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center. The Admirals will play the Providence Bruins at 7:30 p.m. at Scope.

Red Level tickets for this game are available for just $10. If you were to buy these tickets at the Scope Box Office on game night, they'd be $17.50 - you save 43%! Plus, a portion of ticket sales benefits the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center.

This special offer is only good online and is only available through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. The offer will automatically expire at that time.

To take advantage of this special offer, please visit norfolkadmirals.com/groups and enter the promo code DIABETES2011.



MARCH OF DIMES "HOCKEY NIGHT FOR HEALTHY BABIES"
Join us on Saturday for March of Dimes Hockey Night for Healthy Babies. The Admirals will play the Providence Bruins at 7:15 p.m. at Scope.

Red Level tickets for this game are available for just $12. If you were to buy these tickets at the Scope Box Office on game night, they'd be $17.50 - you save 31%!

You can also upgrade to Gold Level Tickets for just $3 more. Gold Level Tickets are $20.50 on game night, but you can order them for only $15 through this exclusive offer! Plus, a portion of ticket sales benefits the March of Dimes.

This special offer is only good online and is only available through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. The offer will automatically expire at that time.

To take advantage of this special offer, please visit norfolkadmirals.com/groups and enter the promo code MARCHOFDIMES2011.

ADMIRALS TRADING CARD GIVEAWAY – SET ONE
On Saturday, the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive the first set of 2011-12 Admirals trading cards.

POST-GAME SKATE WITH THE ADMIRALS
Also on Saturday, the Admirals will hold their second post-game skate of the season where fans can skate at Scope with their favorite Admirals following the game. A limited number of skates will be available or fans may bring their own skates.

NORFOLK LEADERS
Goals: Carter Ashton (12)
Assists: Mark Barberio (13)
Points: Cory Conacher (21)
Games: Several (18)
PP goals: Carter Ashton, Cory Conacher (4)
SH Goals: Radko Gudas, Tyler Johnson (1)
+/- Rating: Trevor Smith (+12)
PIM: Mike Angelidis (35)
GAA: Dustin Tokarski (2.70)
Spct: Jaroslav Janus (.908)
Wins: Jaroslav Janus, Dustin Tokarski (5)
Losses: Dustin Tokarski (5)
GPl: Dustin Tokarski (10)
Minutes: Dustin Tokarski (578)

CHARLOTTE LEADERS
Goals: Jon Matsumoto, Jerome Samson (7)
Assists: Jon Matsumoto (10)
Points: Jon Matsumoto (17)
Games: Several (18)
PP goals: Jerome Samson (3)
SH Goals: Brett Sutter (1)
+/- Rating: Drayson Bowman (+7)
PIM: Justin Soryal (40)
GAA: Justin Peters (2.22)
Spct: Justin Peters (.930)
Wins: Mike Murphy (6)
Losses: Mike Murphy (5)
GPI: Mike Murphy (12)
Minutes: Mike Murphy (630)

PROVIDENCE LEADERS
Goals: Zach Hamill, Jamie Tardif (6)
Assists: Carter Camper (10)
Points: Carter Camper (15)
Games: Several (20)
PP goals: Jamie Tardif (5)
SH Goals: Stefan Chaput (1)
+/- Rating: Zach Hamill (+3)
PIM: Lane MacDermid (45)
GAA: Anton Khudobin (2.90)
Spct: Anton Khudobin (.916)
Wins: Anton Khudobin (7)
Losses: Anton Khudobin (8)
GPI: Anton Khudobin (16)
Minutes: Anton Khudobin (930)

TRANSACTIONS OF THE PAST WEEK
November 9, 2011 ADD D Jean-Philippe Cote – Signed to Professional Tryout Contract (PTO)

TICKETS
Individual tickets are now on sale for all Admirals regular season home games at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.

Don’t miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your 2011-12 season tickets or 10-packs 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 for more details or to purchase your tickets!

ON THE RADIO/INTERNET
All regular season games will air live on "The Game" 102.1-FM, 1490-AM and online at 1021TheGame.com. AHL Live will also carry online video of every Admirals game on a pay-per-view or season pass basis. Fans can log in to watch, listen or get more information about AHL Live’s online audio and video features at ahllive.com.






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