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July 2, 2013

25th Admirals Home Opener Set for October 11th

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals announced today that they will open the home portion of the 25th season Admirals hockey on Friday, October 11, 2013, at Norfolk Scope Arena. The announcement came as the Admirals released six guaranteed home dates for the 2013-14 season.

The Admirals will play at Norfolk Scope Arena on the following dates:

Friday, October 11, 2013 – Opening Night
Saturday, October 12, 2013 – ODU Night
Friday, December 13, 2013 – Tidewater Council Boy Scout Night / Toy Toss
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, January 17, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014 – Pink in the Rink

Opponents and start times for these games will be announced when the complete 2013-14 American Hockey League (AHL) schedule is released later this summer. More details on the above-listed special events and all 25th anniversary celebrations will also be released at a later date.

You may book a group event or birthday party now for any of these games by calling the Admirals at (757) 640-1212. Group tickets start at just $11.50 for groups of 15 or more people. Pre-game parties with catering are also available. For more details, please visit Individual game tickets for the 2013-14 season will go on sale as the season approaches.

The Admirals are entering their second season as the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Anaheim Ducks. In 2012-13, nine players donned both the Admirals and Ducks jerseys. Norfolk was one of the AHL's hottest teams down the stretch in 2012-13, posting the second-best record in the Eastern Conference from February 8 to the end of the season but falling just two points short of a berth in the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Admirals hockey has a strong tradition in Hampton Roads – including four championships in the previous 24 seasons. Since 1989-90, 131 former Admirals players have graduated to play at least one game in the NHL, earning nearly 6,000 NHL points and 1,000 NHL goaltending victories in nearly 19,000 NHL games. Last month, eight former Admirals players and staff won the 2013 Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, increasing the amount of former Admirals players or staff with their names on the Stanley Cup to 24 individuals a total of 32 times.

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.1989.

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