– After splitting a pair of preseason contests last week, the Norfolk Admirals will begin the 2010-11 regular season on Saturday on the road against the Binghamton Senators.
The Admirals played a pair of pre-season games against their newest rival, the Charlotte Checkers. On Friday at Norfolk Scope Arena, Riley Nash netted a hat trick to lead the Checkers to a 5-3 win over the Admirals. On Sunday in North Carolina, Dustin Tokarski stopped 22 of 23 shots and Mike Angelidis had three assists to lead the Admirals to a 4-1 win over the Checkers.
Norfolk opens the 2010-11 regular season in Binghamton, New York, with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop on Saturday against the Binghamton Senators. The Admirals will then return to Hampton Roads to prepare for their home opener weekend on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, against the Worcester Sharks at Scope.
THE ADMIRALS’ WEEK AHEAD
Sat., Oct. 9 … at Binghamton Senators (Ottawa Senators) … 7:05 p.m.
OCTOBER 15 IS MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT
- The Admirals have opened the season on the road five times since the 2000-01 season and have two wins, two losses and one overtime loss in those games.
- Norfolk has never opened the season against the Binghamton Senators.
- The Admirals went 4-3-1-0 against the Senators last season including a 2-1-1-0 record at the Broome County Veteran's Memorial Arena. Norfolk is 41-20-0-1-0 all-time against Binghamton with a 19-11-0-1-0 record on the road.
- Former Admirals Head Coach Steve Stirling (2007-08) is now an assistant coach with Binghamton.
- Mike Angelidis led the Admirals in points, assists and plus/minus during the preseason. He recorded four points on four assists with a plus-six rating in the two games.
- Matt Fornataro led the Admirals with two goals and 13 shots on goal during the pre-season.
- Dustin Tokarski led the Admirals with one win, a 1.00 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage in the preseason.
The Admirals will hold their first Military Appreciation Night of the 2010-11 season during the first home game of the season on Friday, October 15. The Admirals will be facing off against the Worcester Sharks (AHL affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks) at Scope starting at 7:30 p.m.
Red Level Tickets (normally $14) will be available for just $9 at the Norfolk Scope Box Office for all active or retired military, their dependents and reservists with valid military identification. Groups of 25 or more can purchase their Red Level Tickets for just $8 by contacting the Admirals Group Sales Office at (757) 640-1212 ext. 23 or ext. 24. More details are available at norfolkadmirals.com
SKATE WITH THE ADMIRALS AFTER THE OCTOBER 16 GAME
On Saturday, October 16, the Admirals will hold their first post-game skate of the season where fans can skate at Scope with their favorite Admirals following the game. A limited amount of skates will be available free of charge or fans may bring their own skates.
THIS WEEK ON THE ADMIRALS HOUR RADIO SHOW
Tune in to the Admirals Hour
this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on the new radio home of the Admirals – "The Game" 102.1-FM, 1490-AM and online at 1021TheGame.com
. “The Voice of the Admirals” Pete Michaud will be joined in the studio by Admirals Assistant Coach Mike Flanagan
and Admirals Vice President Joe Gregory
. To call in to the show, dial (757) 490-2750.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE PAST WEEK
September 26, 2010
ADD D Kevin Quick, D Ty Wishart, D Mark Barberio, F Blair Jones, F Mike Angelidis, F Stefano Giliati, F Paul Szczechura, F Mitch Fadden, F Juraj Simek, F James Wright, F Alex Hutchings, D Scott Jackson, D Radko Gudas, F Alex Berry, F Mitch Fritz, D Vladimir Mihalik, G Jaroslav Janus, G Dustin Tokarski – Loaned by Tampa Bay (NHL)
ADD F Tim Marks, F Matt Fornataro – Joined team after signing AHL Standard Player Contracts (SPCs) earlier in the summer
September 27, 2010
ADD F Shea Guthrie, F Alexandre Imbeault, F Francis Lemeiux, D Craig Cescon, D Mitch McColm, D Troy Milam, D Philippe Paquet, D Bob Raymond – Added to Training Camp Tryouts
September 30, 2010
ADD C Marc-Antoine Pouliot – Loaned by Tampa Bay (NHL)
October 2, 2010
DELETE F Shea Guthrie, F Francis Lemeiux, D Craig Cescon, D Bob Raymond, D Mitch McColm – Released from Training Camp Tryout
October 4, 2010
DELETE F Mitch Fadden – Reassigned by Tampa Bay (NHL) from Norfolk (AHL) to Florida (ECHL)
DELETE D Philippe Paquet, F Alexandre Imbeault – Released from Training Camp Tryout
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 or by visiting Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com
Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2010-11 season tickets today. Season tickets start at just $350 while 10-Packs are available for as little as $110. 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!
ON THE RADIO/INTERNET
All eighty 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.