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January 15, 2013

Admirals Sign Marino, Rizk to Professional Tryout Contracts

NORFOLK – The Norfolk Admirals have signed forwards Brandon Marino and Jean-Michel Rizk to Professional Tryout Contracts, Admirals Assistant General Manager Bob Ferguson announced today. Both Marino and Rizk join the Admirals after beginning the season with Norfolk's ECHL affiliate, the Fort Wayne Komets.

Marino, 5-foot-9, 185 pounds, has appeared in 40 games with Fort Wayne this season, registering 12 goals and 44 points with 34 penalty minutes and a +7 plus/minus rating. He leads the team in points and assists (32). A 26-year-old native of Riverside, California, Marino has appeared in 236 career professional games between the Komets and the Quad City Mallards of the CHL/IHL. He is looking to make his American Hockey League debut. The fourth-year professional is an undrafted forward from Bemidji State University, where he scored 15 goals and 51 points in 116 games in his four-year collegiate career.

Rizk, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, has appeared in 40 games with the Komets this season, notching 15 goals and 25 points with 43 penalty minutes and a -1 plus/minus rating. He leads Fort Wayne in goals. A 26-year-old native of New Liskeard, Ontario, Rizk has appeared in 105 career professional games between the Komets, Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and Flint Generals of the UHL. He is also looking to make his AHL debut. The second-year professional was selected in the seventh round (195th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. He played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, posting 64 goals and 131 points in 98 career games.

The Admirals return to Scope tonight to face off against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:15 p.m. in another Admirals Value Night, with Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets available.

Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $54 – that’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $9 White Level Tickets (normally $17 on game nights) for 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.

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.

Don’t miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your 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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