NORFOLK, VA. - The Norfolk Admirals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, received five players from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, on Monday. Josh Brittain, Danick Gauthier, Aaron Harstad and Steve Tarasuk have all been released from their tryouts with the AHL camp, while defensemen Frank Simonelli was assigned to the Admirals. Brittain and Gauthier will help the team on offense, while Harstad, Tarasuk and Simonelli will all be on the blue line. All five men are expected to report immediately. On top of the five added from Bakersfield, Gabriel Verpaelst and Matt Cope were both included to the camp roster today. Verpaelst joins the club following a stint with AHL San Antonio and Cope from Chicago (AHL). In correspondence to the additions, the Admirals released Louis Belisle, Brent DeLoach, Kenny Bradford, Donald Olivieri and Nardo Nagtzaam from their tryouts, as well as releasing Chris Williams and Malcolm Gould from their standard player contracts. The Admirals begin the 2016-17 season this Friday, October 14th against the Kalamazoo Wings at the Norfolk Scope. Season tickets, ten packs, and single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 757-640-1212. For more information on all things Admirals, follow the team on Facebook (NorfolkAdmirals), Twitter (@NorfolkAdmirals), and Instagram (NorfolkAdmirals).
Admirals Receive Five From Bakersfield
Sunday, October 9th
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