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Norfolk Admirals (ECHL)

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Norfolk Admirals
CityNorfolk, Virginia
Founded1995 (in the WCHL)
Home arenaNorfolk Scope
ColoursBlue, white, yellow
Head coachJeff Carr
AffiliatesWinnipeg Jets (NHL)
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1995–1998Bakersfield Fog
1998–2015Bakersfield Condors
2015–presentNorfolk Admirals

The Norfolk Admirals are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2015. The team plays in the ECHL. They play their home games in Norfolk, Virginia at the Norfolk Scope. They are the ECHL affiliate for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are also the affiliates for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The team originally played in Bakersfield, California as the Bakersfield Condors from 1995 to 2015. On January 30, 2015, it was announced that the Edmonton Oilers had purchased the Bakersfield Condors and would be moving the team to Norfolk, Virginia to become the Norfolk Admirals.[1] The day before, the Anaheim Ducks announced that they were moving the AHL version of the Norfolk Admirals to San Diego, California to become the San Diego Gulls.[2]

On October 16, 2015, the team would play their first game as the Norfolk Admirals. They would be defeated by the Wheeling Nailers 3–0.[3]

On August 25, 2023, the Admirals and the Winnipeg Jets announced their affiliation.[4] The Admirals were previously affiliates with the Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators,[5] and Carolina Hurricanes.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Condors sale to Oilers approved". The Bakersfield Californian. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  2. "Admirals announce sale to Anaheim, ECHL affiliation with Edmonton". Norfolk Admirals. Archived from the original on January 31, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  3. "Admirals lose home opener in return to ECHL". 13NewsNow. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  4. "Admirals Announce Affiliation With NHL's Winnipeg Jets And AHL's Manitoba Moose". Norfolk Admirals. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  5. "Media Reaction: Norfolk's New Affiliation A Smash". Norfolk Admirals. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  6. "Admirals sign affiliation agreement with Carolina Hurricanes". ECHL. Retrieved January 24, 2024.

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