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March 22, 2010

Admirals Sign D Jeremy Dehner; Release F Kai Kantola

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals have signed defenseman Jeremy Dehner to an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO) and have released forward Kai Kantola from his ATO.

Dehner, 22, is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound defenseman from Madison, Wisconsin. He just completed his senior season at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, posting six goals and 21 points in 34 games. Over the course of his four-year collegiate hockey career, Dehner posted 13 goals and 79 points in 139 games with UMass-Lowell.

Kantola, 22, is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward from Raleigh, North Carolina. He appeared in two games with the Admirals after being signed to an ATO on March 10 and did not post any points. Earlier this month, he concluded his collegiate hockey career at Bowling Green State University. In 35 games with the Falcons this season, he posted five goals and seven assists with 44 penalty minutes. In his 135-game collegiate career, Kantola posted 28 goals and 26 assists with 193 penalty minutes.

The Admirals and Penguins will battle for third place on Wednesday and Friday at Scope. The Admirals will then conclude their five-game homestand with a tilt on Saturday against the Atlantic Division-leading Worcester Sharks. All three games begin at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday will be another Family Fun Pack Night and Student Rush Night. Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets for just $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $48 – that’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights, brought to you by Pit Bull Energy Drink and Baxter’s Sports Lounge, provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for high school and college students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night. On top of that, you get discounted food at Baxter’s Sports Lounge (located across the street from Scope) on the day of the game.

Admirals Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

On Friday, the first 3,500 fans through the gates will get an Admirals water bottle courtesy of SUPERCUTS. Friday is also Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Night. Special discounted fundraising tickets are available through with proceeds benefiting the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

Saturday is the tenth annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Jersey Auction, presented by PAPCO. The Admirals will don one-of-a-kind jerseys during the game. Immediately following the conclusion of the game on Saturday, a live auction will take place on the ice with the jerseys being sold right off the players’ backs.

There are also special discounted fundraising tickets available at Proceeds from the auction and ticket sales go to the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Over the past eight seasons, the Admirals have raised $240,960 for MDA through the annual jersey auction.

For complete details of all promotions, ticket offers and giveaways, 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 2010-11 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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