By Ken Peacock
Strap on the Skates and let’s get going. Admirals Pre-Season Hockey is here. The Admirals and IceCaps are set to drop the puck at 6pm Eastern Time. The location for this match is Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. Both teams will see each other two more times before kicking off the regular season.
With 27 players competing for a roster spot, Coach Cooper has to get a good look at the squad. “In the first game, we’re probably going to be more liberal with the ice time – especially with some of the players who are on the bubble of making the team.”, said Cooper on how he plans to do this. Building chemistry between the members of the team and putting together solid scoring lines is going to be key to a good start for the season next Friday at Scope.
The line up tonight will have Dustin Tokarski starting in-goal with Pat Nagle backing him up. The defensive pairings are Vernace-Gudas, Petiot-Dimmen, Barberio-Quick. And the forward lines are Hutchings-Smith-Labrie, Picard-Conacher-Ouellet, Palat-Devos-Fornataro, Wright-Johnson-Panik. This has Angelidis, Wyman, Ashton, Neilson, Landry, Ludwig, Janus in the stands for the night.
You can follow the action courtesy of the IceCaps at http://www.thisisnewfoundlandlabrador.ca/ . Please click the “Listen Live” button at the top right corner.
The Admirals will also have updates via Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/AdsGameUpdates .
And you can follow the Admirals on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/NorfolkAdmirals .
Want the latest Camp Roster> Go here… http://www.norfolkadmirals.com/flyers/2011-12_Roster.pdf .