San Diego Gulls

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San Diego Gulls
CitySan Diego, California
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaPechanga Arena
ColoursBlack, orange, blue, white
General managerRob DiMaio
Head coachMatt McIlvane
AffiliatesAnaheim Ducks (NHL)
Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
2000–2015Norfolk Admirals
2015–presentSan Diego Gulls

The San Diego Gulls are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2015. The team plays in the American Hockey League (AHL). They play their home games in San Diego, California at the Pechanga Arena. They are the AHL affiliate for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Their ECHL affiliate is the Tulsa Oilers.

The team originally played in Norfolk, Virginia as the Norfolk Admirals from 2000 to 2015. On January 6, 2015, it was announced that the Admirals would be moving to another city.[1] On January 29, 2015, the Anaheim Ducks announced that the team would be moving to San Diego, California and would become the San Diego Gulls. Before the team's existence, there were four other teams named the San Diego Gulls throughout ice hockey history.[2]

On October 10, 2015, the team would play their first game as the San Diego Gulls. They would defeat the Grand Rapids Griffins 4–2.[3]

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  1. "Sources say Admirals being sold, will leave Norfolk". The Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "Ducks Launch American Hockey League Franchise in California". Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved January 21, 2024.
  3. "A Look Back: Hockey's Return to Southern California". San Diego Gulls. Retrieved January 20, 2024.

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