Game Preview: Mariners at Admirals, February 16, 2019
Who: Norfolk Admirals (20-24-4-3, 47 pts) vs. Maine Mariners (25-24-0-1, 51 pts)
Where: Norfolk Scope Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Scope Box Office
Regular Season Series: Maine leads 1-0-0. Second of three meetings this season. .
All-Time Series: Maine leads 1-0-0
Game Broadcast: Free audio stream on Mixlr CLICK HERE
Internet TV Broadcast: Available on ECHL.TV
About Tonight's Game: The Admirals close out their six-game homestand tonight in hopes grabbing five of a possible six points for the week. Maine defeated the Admirals 4-3 in overtime last night. The Admirals grabbed a point in the loss and remain seven points back from the fourth playoff spot in the South Division. The Mariners jumped from seventh to sixth place in the very tight North Division and are now a slim three points back of the final playoff spot in the North. Maine has now won three straight games and have rallied from deficits of 4-1 and 3-1 in the last two games to win in overtime.
About the Admirals: Kelly Klima has now scored in back-to-back games and has six points in the last four games. Additionally, Klima now has points in 15 of the 22 games played this season....Leading scorer Ben Duffy (43 pts) has posted points in six of his last eight games....Friday night marked first time all season that Norfolk was not victorious when leading after two periods. The Admirals were 14-0-0-0 when taking the lead into the third period of regulation. .
Admirals Team Leaders
Points: Ben Duffy (43)
Goals: Ben Duffy , Luke Nogard (14)
Assists: Ben Duffy, Jalen Smereck** (29)
Plus/Minus: Matt McMorrow, Jake Wood, Luke Nogard (+8)
Penalty Minutes: Jake Wood (75)
Power Play Goals: TJ Melancon (5)
Shorthanded Goals: Domenic Alberga** (3)
Shots: TJ Melancon (137)
Wins: Ty Reichenbach (15)
Save %: Merrick Madsen (0.905)
GAA: Merrick Madsen (3.40)
**Denotes player currently in AHL
About the Mariners: Forward Michael McNicholas posted two goals and an assist, including the game-winning goal in overtime last night. McNicholas leads the Mariners in scoring with 39 points....Former Admiral Greg Chase also loomed large in his return to Norfolk last night. Chase recorded the game-tying goal early in the third period and then collected the second of his two assists on the game-winner in overtime....The Mariners are an impressive 7-0-1 in games decided in overtime or shootout.
Mariners Team Leaders
Points: Michael McNicholas (39)
Goals: Greg Chase (13)
Assists: Michael McNicholas (27)
Plus/Minus: Justin Fergele (+4)
Penalty Minutes: Greg Chase (59)
Power Play Goals: Michael McNicholas (5)
Shorthanded Goals: Several Tied (1)
Shots: Jason Salvaggio (119)
Wins: Brandon Halverson** (15)
Save %: Brandon Halverson** (.924)
GAA: Brandon Halverson** (2.67)
Upcoming Home Games & Promotions
Friday, March 1, vs. Reading, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, vs. Reading, 7:00 p.m. Nickelodeon Double Dare Night and Pucks & Paws night. Bring your dog to the game. The Admirals will be wearing special Double Dare themed jerseys.
Admirals Ticket Information
Single Game Tickets may be purchased at the Scope Box Office, or online at
Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price! Group tickets are available for all home games. Fundraising opportunities are also available.
2018-19 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale! The Admirals offer flexible partial plans that will best fit your schedule and budget!
For more information regarding ticket options, or Norfolk Admirals Hockey, visit NorfolkAdmirals.com or call the Admirals office at (757) 640-1212!
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