Adibi -- 6-foot-2 and 242 pounds -- spent five seasons in the NFL, totaling 70 tackles and forcing two fumbles in 44 regular-season games. The former all-state and All-Atlantic Coast Conference linebacker came up with the Houston Texans, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2008.
The IceCaps took the lead to stay in the second period, then scored two goals in 41 seconds early in the third period -- by Andrew Gordon and Ben Chiarot -- to take control.
Andre Petersson, the Admirals' overtime hero in Game 5 at Scope Arena, and defenseman Steve Eminger each netted tying goals for Norfolk. But Kyle MacKinnon's rebound goal put the IceCaps ahead 3-2 with just less than three minutes to go in the middle period.
After goalie John Gibson was promoted to the Anaheim Ducks, the Admirals lost three of four with Thiessen in net.
Gibson helped Anaheim with three wins in their Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinal against Los Angeles, but he was pulled from the net Friday in Game 7 after yielding four goals in the first 23 minutes.
Norfolk lost 7-4 to Louisville before 4,544 at Harbor Park, as Tides starter Mike Wright gave up for seven runs in four innings.
The Bats' Argenis Diaz was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, while veteran leadoff man Jason Bourgeois was 2-for-5 with three RBI.
Angel Villalona’s two-run single to left field in the third inning led Richmond (20-18) to a 2-1 series-opening win at Altoona.
Kyle Crick, one of San Francisco's top prospects, limited the Curve -- Pittsburgh's Double-A franchise -- to no runs and two hits in six innings for the win.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun