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March 11, 2010

Admirals Release Clear Day Roster

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals today announced the players on the team’s Clear Day Roster.

According to AHL by-laws, only those players listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are eligible to compete in the remainder of the 2009-10 AHL regular season and in the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension. Teams may also add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts after their respective junior or college seasons are complete.

The following 22 players are on the Clear Day Roster for the Norfolk Admirals:

G Jaroslav Janus
G Dustin Tokarski
F Ryan Craig
F Mitch Fadden
F Matt Fornataro
F Mitch Fritz
F Adam Hall
D Scott Jackson
F Blair Jones
F Justin Keller
D Matt Lashoff
F Chris Lawrence
D Vladimir Mihalik
F Mark Parrish
D Kevin Quick
F Juraj Simek
D Nick St. Pierre
F Paul Szczechura
D Zach Tarkir
F Dana Tyrell
D Taylor Vichorek
D Ty Wishart

The Admirals also have two players who are considered “in residence” for the remainder of the regular season and Calder Cup Playoffs. These players may be added to the active roster in the event of emergency conditions. The players “in residence” are:

F Kai Kantola
F Tim Marks

Teams may also add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts, only after their respective junior or college seasons are complete.

A complete list of all 29 AHL team Clear Day rosters may be found at

Sixteen of the AHL’s 29 teams will qualify for the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs, which will get under way during the second week of April. For complete qualification rules and up-to-date standings, as well as for Calder Cup history, records and all-time championship rosters, visit

The AHL’s championship trophy is named after Hockey Hall of Famer Frank Calder, who served as the first president of the National Hockey League from 1917-43. During the 1920s, Calder was instrumental in guiding professional hockey into the mainstream of the United States’ major cities, including New York, Boston, Chicago and Detroit, while also helping in the formation of the American Hockey League.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 85 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 6.5 million fans per season have attended AHL games across North America since 2001. Over the past 74 years, the AHL has been home to more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Next up for the Admirals is a pair of home contests on Friday and Saturday night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Scope.

Join us for CHKD Night at Scope as the Admirals take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday. Special discounted fundraising tickets are available with proceeds going back to CHKD. Tickets may be purchased in advance only through As a special part of the event, fans can participate in a silent auction to win dinner with Admirals players Ty Wishart, Chris Lawrence and Scott Jackson and Admirals Strength & Conditioning/Video Coach Ben Eaves. Look for the silent auction on the Scope concourse on Saturday!

Also on Saturday, the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive the final set of Admirals trading cards, courtesy of 96X. For a complete schedule and details of all Admirals promotions, please visit 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 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 anytime!


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