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Game Preview: Royals at Admirals, February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Norfolk Admirals News Release

Who: Norfolk Admirals (18-23-3-3, 42 pts) vs. Reading Royals (21-16-3-5, 50 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: Reading Leads 2-0-0

All-Time Series: Reading leads 20-4-2

Game Broadcast: Free audio stream on Mixlr CLICK HERE

Internet TV Broadcast: Available on ECHL.TV

About Tonight's Game: The Admirals will be looking to manage a split against the Royals this week as Reading defeated Norfolk by a 3-0 score on Wednesday at Scope. It marked the second time this season that the Royals shutout the Admirals by a 3-0- score. Norfolk enters tonight's play in need of earning some points, trailing the Orlando Solar Bears by seven points for the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division. Meanwhile Reading is in a three-way tie for third place in the North Division with Brampton and Manchester

About the Admirals: Goaltender Ty Reichenbach ranks third in the league with 971 saves in 31 games played this season.....The Admirals added more depth at the forward position today with the addition of Brian Bowen. Bowen has totaled 33 points in 33 Southern Professional Hockey League games played this season split between Pensacola and Fayetteville....The Admirals are 13-0-0 when leading after two periods of play.

Admirals Team Leaders

Points: Ben Duffy (37)

Goals: Luke Nogard, Chris Crane, Ben Duffy (13)

Assists: Jalen Smereck** (28)

Plus/Minus: Matt McMorrow, Luke Nogard (+7)

Penalty Minutes: Luke Nogard (70)

Power Play Goals: TJ Melancon (5)

Shorthanded Goals: Domenic Alberga** (3)

Shots: TJ Melancon (128)

Wins: Ty Reichenbach (13)

Save %: Merrick Madsen (0.905)

GAA: Merrick Madsen (3.40)

**Denotes player currently in AHL

About the Royals: Forward Chris McCarthy is coming off a three-assist performance on Wednesday, moving him into a tie for second in the league in scoring with 50 points. McCarthy also ranks second in league with 39 points. Forward Andrew Schmidt recorded a goal and an assist in Wednesday's victory and is now tied with McCarthy for the team lead in scoring against Norfolk with three points each.

Royals Team Leaders

Points: Chris McCarthy (50)

Goals: Josh MacDonald** (18)

Assists: Chris McCarthy (39)

Plus/Minus: Alex Roos (+11)

Penalty Minutes: Jacob Graves (66)

Power Play Goals: Frank DiChara (6)

Shorthanded Goals: Several tied (1)

Shots: Josh MacDonald** (129)

Wins: Callum Booth (9)

Save %: Andrew D'Agostini (.929)

GAA: Andrew D'Agostini (2.30)

**Denotes player currently in AHL

Upcoming Home Games & Promotions

Saturday, February 9, vs. Atlanta, 7:00 p.m. Star Wars Night Star Wars Cos-play characters will be on hand and there will be a postgame skate with the Admirals players!

Admirals Ticket Information

Single Game Tickets may be purchased at the Scope Box Office, or online at

Ticketmaster.com

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! To view pricing and benefits of all available ticket packages CLICK HERE

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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