In 1989, the Admirals began as a team for in the ECHL representing Hampton Roads as an affiliate of the
. Their first game was against the Virginia Lancers and it resulted in a 6-3 win that was their first victory. In 1991, the team scored their first ECHL championship, taking home the Jack Riley Cup by besting Greensboro in a 4-1 series. In 1992 and 1998, the team claimed two more championships during its initial run as an ECHL team. In the year 2000, the team joined the AHL as the primary affiliate of the
and was renamed the Norfolk Admirals. In 2012, the Admirals began a record-setting 28-game winning streak, which ultimately led to winning an AHL Calder Cup by beating the
. In 2015, the Norfolk Admirals became an affiliate of the
and returned to the ECHL. In the 2018-19 season, the team celebrated its 30th anniversary and entered into an agreement as an affiliate of the
. To catch the Norfolk Admirals in action, get your tickets at StubHub.
Who makes up the team's coaching staff?
Rod Taylor acts as head coach for the Norfolk Admirals. Earlier in his career, Coach Taylor played professional ice hockey for 15 seasons, with nine of those seasons as an Admiral. His accomplishments as a player led to his induction into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2009. The coaching staff includes Ryan McGinnis as assistant head coach, Jim Chestnut as head equipment manager and Mark Cinq-Mars as strength and conditioning coach.
Who owns the Norfolk Admirals?
Patrick Cavanagh, a former player for the team when it was known as the Hampton Roads Admirals, is the owner. He bought the team from Mango Media with a group of investors in 2019.
Who are the main rivals of the Norfolk Admirals?
The Norfolk Admirals have had several rivals throughout the team's history. These have included the
South Carolina Stingrays
Are there any special promotional nights at Norfolk Admirals games?
There is a wide range of promotions at Norfolk Admirals home games. These events include everything from a Teddy Bear Toss night to $2 Beer Wednesdays. The Norfolk Admirals also have special home games where they honor first responders, veterans and active-duty members of the military.
Who are some of the players for the Norfolk Admirals?
Players for the Norfolk Admirals include forwards Mitch Vandergunst, J.C. Campagna and Ryan Salkeld. Joe Masonius, Brycen Martin and Samuel Thibault are some of the defensemen for the team. Jake Theut, Roman Durny and Sean Romeo act as goalies for the Admirals.
What is the Norfolk Scope Arena like?
Norfolk Scope Arena
was built in 1971 and is the largest thin-shell reinforced concrete dome in the world. For premium options for guests and events, the arena features an in-house restaurant, exhibition halls and meeting rooms. The venue has a stunning monolithic dome and 24 buttresses that help to make it an eye-catching and iconic venue for a Norfolk Admirals ice hockey game. The oval shape of the venue provides 24,466 square feet of space and can accommodate different numbers of patrons depending on the event. For ice hockey, Norfolk Scope Arena can provide seating for up to 8,900 fans.
How can I get tickets to see the Norfolk Admirals?
Buy your tickets at StubHub, the world's largest ticketing marketplace for sporting events. You can make your purchase at stubhub.com or use the convenient mobile app.
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