Admirals Announce Opening Night Roster

NORFOLK – Twenty-six players will be on the roster tonight as the Norfolk Admirals open the 2012-13 regular season with a contest against the Worcester Sharks at Norfolk Scope Arena.

Prior to releasing the roster, the Anaheim Ducks reassigned goaltender Marco Cousineau and forward Josh Brittain to the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets. Additionally, forward Kenndal McArdle was released from his training camp tryout.

Norfolk’s opening night roster consists of 16 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders. Defenseman Nate Guenin will serve as the team’s captain this season.

Goaltenders:
#30 Frederik Andersen
#35 Igor Bobkov

Defensemen:
#2 Mat Clark
#4 Hampus Lindholm
#5 Nate Guenin
#6 Jordan Hendry
#9 Sami Vatanen
#10 Gabe Guentzel
#25 Matt Smaby
#28 Nick Schaus

Forwards:
#11 Ryan Lasch
#12 John Kurtz
#14 Garrett Klotz
#15 Brandon McMillan
#17 Luca Caputi
#18 Chris Wagner
#19 Patrick Maroon
#20 Troy Bodie
#21 Kyle Palmieri
#22 Peter Holland
#24 John Mitchell
#26 Emerson Etem
#27 Matt Kennedy
#34 Devante Smith-Pelly
#38 Jay Rosehill
#39 Corey Elkins

The puck drops this weekend on the 2012-13 regular season at Norfolk Scope Arena as the Admirals face off in a pair of games against the Worcester Sharks. The puck drops for tonight’s contest at 7:30 p.m. and will drop for tomorrow’s match at 7:15 p.m. Fans will receive a 2012-13 Admirals magnetic schedule, courtesy of Michael and Son, both nights while supplies last.

Tonight’s game is the first Military Appreciation Night at Norfolk Scope. Red Level tickets (normally $19 on game nights) will be available for just $11 at the Norfolk Scope Box Office for all active or retired military, their dependants and reservists with valid military identification.

On Saturday, 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 number of skates will be available or fans may bring their own skates.

Individual tickets are on sale now 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 season tickets 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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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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