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January 12, 2014

Norfolk Admirals Weekly Release: Admirals Continue Homestand This Weekend

NORFOLK, VA – The Admirals continue their four-game homestand this weekend against the Syracuse Crunch. Norfolk enters the week after splitting a pair of games with the Hartford Wolf Pack last weekend.

Norfolk used a stellar goaltending performance from John Gibson to pick up a 1-0 shutout victory over Hartford on Friday. Chris Wagner scored the lone goal for the Admirals in the win. The game marked the fifth time the Admirals have shutout an opponent this season...Hartford got its revenge on Saturday, with a 3-1 victory over the Admirals to close out the weekend set.

STANDINGS UPDATE as of 02/10/14
The Admirals (25-15-1-7, 58pts.) are currently third in the East Division, four points back of first place Binghamton. Norfolk is eighth overall in the conference.


Fri., Feb. 14 … vs. Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 15 … vs. Syracuse, at 7:15 p.m.


• The Admirals had an eight-game home unbeaten streak snapped on Saturday to Hartford. Norfolk posted a 6-0-0-2 record during that eight game stretch.
• The Admirals have played in a league high 18 overtime games, and 15 shootouts.
• John Gibson's shutout victory last Saturday was the fourth of is career. He now shares the league lead for most shutouts this season (4).
• Norfolk's 14 shots on goal in Friday's 1-0 win over Hartford was a season low.
• Devante Smith Pelly played in his 100th game as an Admiral on Saturday.

Goals: Devante Smith-Pelly (16)
Assists: Rickard Rakell (19)
Points: Rickard Rakell (29)
Games: Chris Wagner, Zack Stortini (48)
PP goals: Devante Smith-Pelly (8)
SH goals: Max Friberg (3)
+/- Rating: Emerson Etem (+9)
PIM: Zack Stortini (212)
GAA: John Gibson (2.38)
Spct: John Gibson (.920)
Wins: John Gibson (15)
Losses: John Gibson (15, four losses in shootout)
GPI: John Gibson (33)
Minutes: John Gibson (1887:53)

Syracuse has had its struggles as of late, having posted a 1-7-1-1 record in the last ten games. Norfolk holds a 4-2 record over the Crunch this season. However, three of the four Norfolk wins have been one-goal decisions. The road team has won every meeting this season. Explosive forward Vladislav Namestnikov has returned to the team after making his NHL debut with Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Goals: Cedric Paquette (14)
Assists: Brett Connolly (18)
Points: Cedric Paquette, Brett Connolly (31)
Games: Cedric Paquette, Mike Angelidis, Luke Witkowski (47)
PP goals: Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Kucherov (6)
SH goals: Dana Tyrell, Cedric Paquette (2)
+/- Rating: Jean-Philippe Cote (+7)
PIM: Luke Witkowski (119)
GAA: Kristers Gudlevskis (2.69)
Spct: Cedrick Desjardins (.901)
Wins: Kristers Gudlevskis (11)
Losses: Cedric Desjardins (13; two in shootout)
GPI: Kristers Gudlevskis (22)
Minutes: Kristers Gudlevskis (1204:39)


Friday, February 14 vs. Syracuse Crunch, 7:30 p.m.
Admirals Hall of Fame Night! Join us as we induct former Hampton Roads Admirals greats Chad Ackerman and Dominic Maltais into the Admirals Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is expected to begin at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 15 vs. Syracuse Crunch, 7:15 p.m.
Postgame Skate! There will be a skate with the Admirals players following Saturday's game. Skates will be available for Fans on a first-come first serve basis. Fans are encourages to bring their own skates if they have them. Saturday is also Virginia Beach Public Schools Night!

"Go for the Gold" Ticket Promotion: Purchase a Gold Level 10-Pack between today and this Saturday (Feb. 15), AND correctly guess the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal winner for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and you will receive Four Free Gold Level Vouchers AND you will be put into a drawing to win a Sami Vatanen Admirals Jersey!! 10-Packs may be purchased at the Admirals games this weekend, or at the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope.

Wednesday, February 26 vs. Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. (GEICO Cup Challenge Game)
Student Rush Night: All college students can purchase $9 tickets after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday when they present their College I.D. at the Scope Box Office. Student Rush games take place for ALL Tuesday and Wednesday Admirals games this season!

Family Fun Packs: Get 4-tickets, 4-hot dogs, 4-sodas, & 4-popcorns for just $54! This offer is available for ALL Tuesday and Wednesday Admirals games this season

Individual tickets are on sale now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

For 10-packs, or discounted group 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.

Do you want your child to have a birthday party to remember? Look no further than a party at a Norfolk Admirals game! We have three different packages ranging from a simple message on the video scoreboards, to a fully-catered party with a tour of the Admirals locker room. However, dates are filling up quickly. Book your party today! For more information, visit or contact Dana DeFilippo at (757) 640-1212 ext. 11.

The "Admirals Hour" radio show airs every Tuesday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on 1490 AM The Game. Tune-in for an inside look into Admirals hockey featuring Admirals players, coaches, and staff.

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