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January 7, 2010

Admirals Release Forward Connor Shields


NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals have released forward Connor Shields from his Professional Tryout Contract.

Shields, 26, is a 6-foot-0, 190-pound forward from Edmonton, Alberta. He made his American Hockey League debut for the Admirals last night at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and recorded a +1 rating.

The pro rookie has appeared in 32 games for the ECHL’s Johnstown Chiefs this season and has scored 14 goals – including seven on the power play – and 28 points. He leads the Chiefs in goals and points. He also ranks among the ECHL rookie lead in points (6th), goals (T-5th) and power play goals (T-1st).

Shields was recently named to the American Conference roster for the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game. He was also named ECHL Rookie of the Month for November 2009, registering nine goals and 17 points in 13 games.

Shields joined the Chiefs this season after completing a four-year collegiate hockey career at Dartmouth College last spring. In 105 games with the Big Green, Shields recorded 19 goals and 49 points.

The Admirals will host a pair of games against the Syracuse Crunch on Friday and Saturday. Friday is All Faith Night with special discounted group tickets available for organizations of all faiths.

Saturday is Special Olympics Night, presented by SunTrust, and 2010 Pro Sports Calendar Giveaway Night, courtesy of Independent Lighting. Discounted fundraising tickets are available through the Admirals website with proceeds going to Special Olympics of Virginia. Plus, a limited amount of 2010 Pro Sports Calendars featuring the Admirals and Norfolk Tides will be given away at the gates.

For a complete schedule and details of the promotions, please visit norfolkadmirals.com or call (757) 640-1212.

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 1-800-745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com. Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2009-10 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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