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April 1, 2009

Admirals Sign Forward John Swanson to Tryout

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals have signed forward John Swanson to an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO), Admirals General Manager Mike Butters announced today.

Swanson, 23, is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound native of St. Cloud, Minnesota. He recently concluded his collegiate hockey career at St. Cloud State University. The senior amassed nine goals and 17 assists in 37 games for the Huskies this season. In 149 career games with SCSU, Swanson totaled 31 goals and 50 assists.

Prior to attending college, Swanson skated two seasons in the United States Hockey League between the Lincoln Stars and Chicago Steel, scoring 18 goals and 20 assists in 65 games.

The Admirals next take to the ice tomorrow night for their final matchup of the season against the Hershey Bears. The puck drops at Scope at 7:15 p.m.

Tomorrow’s game will be Student Rush Night and Family Fun Pack Night. With Student Rush Nights, students in high school and college may purchase $8 white level tickets by presenting their school IDs at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game. With Family Fun Packs, you receive four red level tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns and four sodas for only $48 – that’s a saving of $37! Family Fun Packs are available now at the Scope Box Office or online at For more details on these discounted ticket offers, please visit

To purchase tickets to any Admirals game, you may visit the Scope Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit any Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at (757) 671-8100 or visit Ticketmaster online at Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2009-10 season tickets today. Affordable monthly payment plans are available for a limited time only! 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 anytime!

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