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Norfolk Admirals
Norfolk Admirals
City: Norfolk, Virginia
League: ECHL
Founded: 1995 (Originally in the WCHL)
Home Arena: Norfolk Scope
Owner(s): Daryl Katz
General Manager: John Olver
Head Coach: vacant as of July 6, 2016
Media: The Virginian-Pilot; WGNT CW Norfolk
Affiliates: Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Bakersfield Condors (AHL)
Franchise history
1995–1998: Bakersfield Fog
1998–2015: Bakersfield Condors
2015–: Norfolk Admirals

The Norfolk Admirals are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL which will begin play for the 2015-16 season. Based in Norfolk, Virginia and affiliated with the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers, the team will play its home games at the Norfolk Scope.

The Admirals will replace the American Hockey League team of the same name, which played from the 2000–01 season until the end of the 2014–15 season, after which they will move to San Diego, California to become the newest incarnation of the San Diego Gulls.


On January 29, 2015, the Anaheim Ducks announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, to San Diego as one of five charter member's of the AHL's new Pacific Division.[1] The next day, the Edmonton Oilers announced that their outgoing ECHL team, the Bakersfield Condors (who will be supplanted by a new Bakersfield Condors of the AHL), will move to Norfolk and take on the Admirals name and logo.[2]

Admirals hockey in Norfolk actually began in the ECHL, where the Hampton Roads Admirals played from 1989 until 2000, when the ownership group purchased an AHL franchise license, changed the name to the Norfolk Admirals, and began play as an AHL expansion team starting with the 2000-01 season. The original ECHL Admirals' run was very successful, winning three Kelly Cups in 1991, 1992 and 1998 respectively, an ECHL record which has since been tied by the Alaska Aces and the South Carolina Stingrays.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Regular Season Playoffs
Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Standing Year 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Kelly Cup
2015–16 72 30 37 4 1 65 201 232 1193 5th of 5, East Div. 2016 Did not qualify
2016–17 72 26 40 6 0 58 214 271 868 7th of 7, South Div. 2017 Did not qualify


  1. Ducks Launch American Hockey League Franchise in San Diego. Anaheim Ducks (January 29, 2015). Retrieved on January 29, 2015.
  2. Admirals announce sale to Anaheim, ECHL affiliation with Edmonton. Norfolk Admirals (January 30, 2015). Retrieved on January 31, 2015.

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