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October 31, 2008

Admirals Skills Showdown Kicks Off in Yorktown

NORFOLK - The first segment of the Admirals Skills Showdown concluded on Monday evening at Hampton Roads IcePlex in Yorktown. Over 50 participants braved the inclement weather to meet Admirals players Ty Wishart, Brent Henley, Scott Jackson and assistant coach Alan May, and take part in the four-event competition on the ice.

Players ranging in age 7 to 17 competed against each other, and the clock, in hope of securing a spot in the first-ever Admirals Skills Showdown final on December 27, held at Norfolk Scope. There were some tight races during the evening and four division winners were separated by a mere 1or 2 points. Congratulations go out to all the participants for making this a successful event.

First and second place finishers among players are awarded a spot in the finals, as well as the top goaltender from each of the eight divisions. The finalists are:

Squirt House Players: 1st Cooper Gravel, 2nd Luca Thoms
Squirt House Goaltender: Mason Emblidge

Squirt Travel Players: 1st Nicholas Smith, 2nd Carter Long
Squirt Travel Goaltender: Connor Hall

Pee Wee House Players: 1st Charlie Aguilar, 2nd Paul Willshire
Pee Wee House Goaltender: none

Pee Wee Travel Players: 1st Peter Aiello, 2nd Dylan Jones
Pee Wee Travel Goaltender: Clayton Morgan

Bantam House Players: 1st Brett Botelho, 2nd Ryan Witherow
Bantam House Goaltender: Kyle Hehir

Bantam Travel Players: 1st Andrew Carpenter, 2nd Chris Hille
Bantam Travel Goaltender: Nick Sample

Midget House Players: 1st AJ Tumminello, 2nd Elijah Cargill
Midget House Goaltender: Ryan Toth

Midget Travel Players: 1st Evan Hegan, 2nd Tyler Rabidoux
Midget Travel Goaltender: Blake Scott

All winners will be notified by the Admirals and instructions for the Finals will be given then.

The Admirals will hold similar competitions at the Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex on November 24 and the Iceland Family Skating Center on December 8. For more information on the competition or to register, please click here.

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