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Admirals Sign D Jamie Fritsch To Tryout Contract

February 5, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Norfolk Admirals News Release

NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Admirals have signed defenseman Jamie Fritsch to a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO).

Fritsch, 24, is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound defenseman born in Odenton, Maryland. A rookie professional, Fritsch has spent this season with the ECHL's Gwinnett Gladiators and has recorded two assists in 32 games.

Last season, Fritsch made his professional debut by playing in one game with the Philadelphia Flyers on an Amateur Tryout Contract. He made his debut on April 12 in Philadelphia against the New York Rangers.

That debut came upon the completion of a four-year collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire. In 146 career games with the Wildcats, Fritsch scored 11 goals and 28 assists for 39 points. He was a teammate of current Admiral Matt Fornataro with New Hampshire from 2005-06 to 2007-08.

The Admirals will host the Hartford Wolf Pack tonight and tomorrow night at Scope. Both games begin at 7:15 p.m.

Tonight, the first 500 kids age 12 and under through the gates will receive a Lil' Kinz courtesy of In Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance and WTKR NewsChannel3.

Tomorrow, join us for Public Safety Night to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. You'll get two games for the price of one. The puck will drop at 4:30 with "The Bravest versus The Finest" pitting the Norfolk Police Department Hockey Team against the Norfolk Fire Department Hockey Team. At 7:15, the Admirals take on the Wolf Pack. Special fundraising tickets are available for advance purchase (before 5:00 p.m. tonight), so bring your family and friends for a day of action-packed entertainment while helping raise money for St. Jude's. Tickets may be purchased either by visiting or by visiting the Norfolk Fire Federal Credit Union at 4100 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502.

For a complete schedule and details of the promotions, please visit or call (757) 640-1212.

To purchase tickets to any Admirals game, you may visit the Scope Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit any Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster online at Don't miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2009-10 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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