The Norfolk Admirals are 2012 American Hockey League Champions following a 6-1 win over the Toronto Marlies Saturday afternoon to complete the series sweep and capture their first Calder Cup title.
A total of 19 Canadian Hockey League graduates were listed on the Admirals' playoff roster with 15 of them dressed in the lineup for the final game including Alexandre Picard who was named Playoff MVP with 16 points in 18 games.
Former Guelph Storm forward Richard Panik opened the scoring for the Admirals with his fifth goal of the playoffs. Spokane Chiefs graduate Tyler Johnson also netted two goals and two assists. Fellow Chiefs' grad Dustin Tokarski earned the win in goal.
Johnson and Tokarski along with Rimouski Oceanic grad Michel Ouellet also captured MasterCard Memorial Cup titles.
Congratulations to all CHL grads on the Admirals for an outstanding season.
The Admirals' NHL affiliate is the Tampa Bay Lightning.
CHL Players on the Norfolk Admirals (19):
Alexandre Picard (Sherbrooke/Lewiston 2001-05)
Mike Angelidis (Owen Sound 2002-06)
Alex Hutchings (Barrie 2006-10)
Ondrej Palat (Drummondville 2009-11)
Richard Panik (Windsor/Belleville/Guelph 2009-11)
Pierre-Cedric Labrie (Baie-Comeau 2006-07)
Tyler Johnson (Spokane 2007-11)
Brandon Segal (Calgary 1999-2004)
Michel Ouellet (Rimouski 1998-2002)
Eric Neilson (Rimsouki 2001-05)
Philip-Michael Devos (Victoriaville/Gatineau 2006-11)
Radko Gudas (Everett 2009-10)
Keith Aulie (Brandon 2005-09)
Mark Barberio (Cape Breton/Moncton 2006-10)
Scott Jackson (Seattle 2002-08)
Jean-Philippe Cote (Quebec/Cape Breton/Acadie-Bathurst 1999-2003)
Charles Landry (Drummondville/Montreal 2007-11)
Jaroslav Janus (Erie 2007-10)
Dustin Tokarski (Spokane 2006-09)