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|League:||American Hockey League|
|Operated:||1972 to 1975|
|Colors:||red and white|
|Affiliates:||Detroit Red Wings|
|1971 to 1972:||Tidewater Wings|
|1972 to 1975:||Virginia Wings|
|1979 to 1999:||Adirondack Red Wings|
|Division Championships:|| one|
The Virginia Wings were a professional team based in Norfolk, Virginia of the greater Hampton Roads area. They were an affiliated farm team of the Detroit Red Wings, and a member of the American Hockey League for three seasons from 1972–73 to 1974–75. The Wings were previously known as the Tidewater Wings for the 1971–72 season. Their cross-state rivals in the AHL were the Richmond Robins.
The Wings won the John D. Chick Trophy as south division champions of the regular season in 1974–75, which turned out to be their final season. After the Wings ceased operations, the Hampton Gulls would represent eastern Virginia at the AHL level for the 1977–78 season. The Wings franchise would be put on hold for four seasons, then be resurrected in 1979–80, as the Adirondack Red Wings. The franchise was replaced by:
- Hampton Gulls (1974–1977 SHL), (1977–1978 AHL)
- Tidewater Sharks (1975–1977 Southern Hockey League)
- Hampton Roads Gulls (1982–1983 ACHL)
- Hampton Roads Admirals of the ECHL (1989–2000)
- Norfolk Admirals of the AHL (2000 – present)
|Season||1st round||2nd round||3rd round||Finals|
|1971–72||Out of playoffs|
|1972–73||W, 4-3, Hershey||L, 2-4, Cincinnati||—||—|
|1973–74||Out of Playoffs|
|1974–75||L, 1-4, New Haven||—||—||—|
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