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Admirals Training Camp to Open Next Week

September 20, 2008 - American Hockey League (AHL) Norfolk Admirals

NORFOLK, VA - Twenty-four players will report to Norfolk Scope on Monday morning, September 22, as 2008-09 Norfolk Admirals training camp begins.

The Admirals will hold on-ice practice and scrimmage sessions at Norfolk Scope next week. Beginning on Tuesday, all practices will be open to the public. Monday's training camp testing sessions will be closed to the public.

The Admirals will be on the ice from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday next week. On Friday, the Admirals will be on the ice from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The Admirals will travel to Philadelphia on Saturday to face the Phantoms in their first preseason exhibition game. The game will take place at the Polonia Bank Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia 6:05 p.m. The Admirals then travel to Hershey to face the Bears at the Giant Center on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. before returning to Scope for the second week of camp.

Training camp will open on Monday with 11 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders. Returning 2007-08 Admirals will include forwards Bracken Kearns and Justin Keller, and defensemen Daryl Boyle, Justin Fletcher, Kevin Quick and Jay Rosehill.

Rounding out the forward ranks will be Mathieu Curadeau, Mitch Fadden, Michael Field, Sean O'Connor, Peter Zingoni, Luciano Aquino, Jamie Thompson, Matt Auffrey and Brady Leavold. Defensemen will also include Jason Beckett, Jay Holladay, Brent Henley, Scott Jackson, Chris Kaufman and Jeff May. Goaltenders Nick Boucher, Craig Kowalski and Mike McKenna complete Monday's roster.

The Admirals will host the Philadelphia Phantoms on Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, at Scope in two preseason games. The 20th season of Admirals hockey officially kicks off on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, at Scope against the Hershey Bears.

Don't miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2008-09 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 norfolkadmirals.com anytime!

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