Admirals Take The Home Opener 6-5


By Ken Peacock

Norfolk brings home a 6-5 win for the fans. An announced crowd of 4657 saw the Admirals and Checkers play a goal and penalty filled game. It was good to see hockey back in Scope. Lot’s of familiar faces to get re-acquainted with on and off of the ice.

The Admirals special teams had plenty of work tonight. The Checkers went 1 for 8 against the penalty kill squad while power play unit for the Admirals went 3 for 9. Alexandre Picard failed to convert on a penalty shot against Charolttes, Justin Peters. The Admirals had goals from Ashton (2), Johnosn, Angelidis, Labrie, and Picard. Dustin Tokarski got the win in the net stopping 25 of 30 shots and allowing 5 goals.

The player of the night was Carter Ashton. Ashton starting his first full season with the Admirals opened the scoring and slammed the door shut in overtime to give the Admirals the home opener win. Once again the Admirals opened up the season without a captain, but three A’s were given to Angelidis, Vernace, and Tyrell. The Admirals ended the night with the team saluting the fans from center ice.

The Admirals return to action tonight once again hosting the Charlotte Checkers. If you didn’t get a chance to make the game tonight please get your tickets and support the team tonight.

Charlotte Checkers 5 at Norfolk Admirals 6 (OT) – Status: Final OT
Friday, October 7, 2011 – Norfolk Scope

Charlotte 0 3 2 0 – 5
Norfolk     1 1 3 1 – 6

1st Period-1, Norfolk, Ashton 1 (Conacher, Barberio), 6:37 (PP). Penalties-Dimmen Nor (high-sticking), 2:33; Rissanen Cha (slashing), 5:55; Labrie Nor (goaltender interference), 11:13; Roy Cha (boarding), 15:19; Terry Cha (tripping), 16:52.

2nd Period-2, Charlotte, Matsumoto 1 (Sanguinetti, Boychuk), 4:26 (PP). 3, Charlotte, Samson 1 (Peters), 8:20. 4, Norfolk, Johnson 1 (Barberio, Tyrell), 10:00 (SH). 5, Charlotte, Samson 2 (Sanguinetti, Matsumoto), 14:48. Penalties-Ashton Nor (hooking), 1:27; Quick Nor (tripping), 4:17; Sanguinetti Cha (roughing), 5:59; Angelidis Nor (hooking), 8:37; Fornataro Nor (tripping), 11:18; Bowman Cha (goaltender interference), 13:09; Blanchard Cha (roughing), 13:34; Smith Nor (roughing), 13:34; Sutter Cha (cross-checking), 14:00; Picard Nor (boarding), 14:00; Wright Nor (roughing), 14:00; Rissanen Cha (interference), 16:14.

3rd Period-6, Charlotte, Boychuk 1 (Krueger, Terry), 6:08. 7, Norfolk, Angelidis 1 (Smith, Picard), 8:01 (PP). 8, Charlotte, Matsumoto 2 (Bowman), 12:44. 9, Norfolk, Labrie 1 (Quick, Fornataro), 13:19. 10, Norfolk, Picard 1 (Ouellet, Smith), 16:38 (PP). Penalties-Roy Cha (fighting), 0:24; Angelidis Nor (fighting), 0:24; Bellemore Cha (roughing), 5:26; Jordan Cha (roughing), 5:26; Ashton Nor (roughing), 5:26; Johnson Nor (roughing), 5:26; Durno Cha (slashing), 6:02; Tyrell Nor (slashing), 6:02; Krueger Cha (tripping), 6:31; Roy Cha (boarding), 15:06.

OT Period-11, Norfolk, Ashton 2 (Petiot, Wright), 1:55. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Charlotte 10-12-8-0-30. Norfolk 15-12-15-2-44.

Power Play Opportunities-Charlotte 1 / 8; Norfolk 3 / 9.

Goalies-Charlotte, Peters 0-1-0 (44 shots-38 saves). Norfolk, Tokarski 1-0-0 (30 shots-25 saves).

Referees-David Banfield (44), Steve Patafie (85).
Linesmen-Mark Hamlett (81), Tom George (61).

Virginian Pilot Story – Young Admirals squad wins opener in Norfolk 6-5 (OT)



I'm not the average hockey nut. It took a bit to grow, but when it did it was like a drug flowing in my veins. I am a season ticket holder of the Norfolk Admirals, longtime supporter of the Washington Capitals, and part time supporter of the Anaheim Ducks (It's hard, but it can be done). My blog is a result of the lack of good sources of Admirals information and happenings. Our paper provides very weak coverage and there is only so much the Admirals themselves can do. There are not to many blogs that cover the Admirals, and when they do it is just rehashed information from the club, the AHL. Nine times out of ten the blogger doesn't even live in the area or go to the games. So what do I want to do? Hmm...good question. I would use this as an outlet for getting out information about the Admirals. Not necessarily the information provided by official channels, but news and information from a fans point of view. Hopefully this is something I can accomplish. I am open to criticism, comments, contributions of infomation for the site. Thank You and Welcome......

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