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May 12, 2012

Admirals to Face St. John's IceCaps in Eastern Conference Finals


NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals will open the third round of the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs on Thursday night at Norfolk Scope Arena, as they begin a best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series against the St. John’s IceCaps.

The Admirals defeated the Connecticut Whale in six games to win their Eastern Conference Semifinals Series, four games to two. Norfolk is the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing the 2011-12 regular season with a 55-18-1-2 record for 113 points.

The IceCaps defeated the Syracuse Crunch in four games to win their first-round Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series, three games to one, before defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in seven games to win their second-round Eastern Conference Semifinals Series, four games to three.

St. John’s is the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing the 2011-12 regular season with a 43-25-5-3 record for 94 points, winning the Atlantic Division regular season title. The Admirals (3-1-0-0) won three of four contests against St. John’s in the 2011-12 regular season – the IceCaps’ first in the American Hockey League.

Norfolk’s Complete Third Round Playoff Schedule (All Times EDT):
Game 1 - Thursday, May 17, 7:15 p.m., Norfolk Scope Arena (Game H)
Game 2 - Saturday, May 19, 8:00 p.m., Norfolk Scope Arena (Game I)
Game 3 - Monday, May 21, 6:00 p.m., Mile One Centre
Game 4 - Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m., Mile One Centre
*Game 5 - Saturday, May 26, 6:00 p.m., Mile One Centre
*Game 6 - Tuesday, May 29, 7:15 p.m., Norfolk Scope Arena (Game J)
*Game 7 - Wednesday, May 30, 7:15 p.m., Norfolk Scope Arena (Game K)
*If necessary

Fans should use tickets labeled "Game H" for the game on Thursday, May 17, at Norfolk Scope Arena. Fans should use tickets labeled "Game I" for the game on Saturday, May 19, at Norfolk Scope Arena.

If Games 6 and 7 at Norfolk Scope Arena are necessary, fans should use tickets labeled "Game J" for the game on Tuesday, May 29, and "Game K" for the game on Wednesday, May 30.

Tickets for Game 1 and Game 2 are now on sale through Ticketmaster. You can charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or go online to ticketmaster.com. Tickets will go on sale at the Scope Box Office on Monday at 10:00 a.m. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., or 10:00 a.m. through game time on Admirals game days.

Individual ticket prices for the third round of the Calder Cup Playoffs are $24.50 for Gold, $21.50 for Red and $19.50 for White. Fans receive a discount when purchasing playoff tickets in advance of the day of the game, with $21 tickets for Gold, $18 tickets for Red and $16 tickets for White. In addition, 10-seat corporate boxes are available for $340 per game by contacting the Admirals at (757) 640-1212.

Reserve your 2012-13 season tickets with a deposit of as little as $100 per seat 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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