Norfolk Admirals open against Kalamazoo with final 26-player roster

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The Norfolk Admirals head into the season opener tonight against Kalamazoo with a final roster of 26 players, the team announced Friday. (Photo courtesy Norfolk Admirals)
The Norfolk Admirals head into the season opener tonight against Kalamazoo with a final roster of 26 players, the team announced Friday. (Photo courtesy Norfolk Admirals)

The Norfolk Admirals revealed their final lineup Friday, only hours before their season opener.

The Admirals, the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, take on the Kalamazoo Wings at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Norfolk’s Scope Arena.

On Sept. 29, the Admirals came under new ownership, a few days before the start of training camp and within two weeks of the first game, when Mango Media Group and Oilers Entertainment Group, the previous owner, announced that Mango Media had acquired the team. At a press conference Monday, the new owners said they had no plans to relocate the Admirals.

The final roster for the team includes 26 players: 13 forwards, 7 defensemen, and three goalies, according to a release.

The forwards are: Kevin Henderson, Domenic Alberga, Paul Rodrigues, Nick MacNeil, Josh Brittain, Ben Davies, Mike Seidel, Maxime St-Cyr, Devin Mantha, Steven Whitney, Cal Decowski, Danick Gauthier and Jeff DiNallo.

On defense, the roster includes: Aaron Harstad, Mike Krieg, Steven Tarasuk, Gabriel Verpaelst, Anthony Calabrese, Adam Phillips and Frankie Simonelli.

And rounding out the team as goalie are Sean Bonar, Connor Knapp and Eetu Laurikainen.

For more information about tickets, call 757-640-1212. Fans can also follow the team on Facebook (NorfolkAdmirals), Twitter (@NorfolkAdmirals) and Instagram (NorfolkAdmirals).

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Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.