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Norfolk Admirals (ECHL)

Norfolk Admirals
2015–16 ECHL season
City Norfolk, Virginia
League ECHL
Conference Eastern
Division East
Founded 1995 (Originally in the WCHL)
Home arena Norfolk Scope
Colors                    
Owner(s) Oilers Entertainment Group
Daryl Katz
General manager Matthew Riley
Head coach Éric Veilleux
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–present Norfolk Admirals

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

The Admirals replaced the American Hockey League team of the same name, which played from 2000 until 2015, after which they moved to San Diego, California and became the current incarnation of the San Diego Gulls.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Current roster 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

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 members 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 titles - the Riley Cup in 1991 and 1992 and the Kelly Cup in 1998, an ECHL record which has since been tied by the Alaska Aces and the South Carolina Stingrays.

Current roster

Updated October 31, 2015.[3]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
28 Betker, BenBen Betker D L 21 2015 Cranbrook, British Columbia Oilers
7 Brisebois, MathieuMathieu Brisebois D R 24 2015 Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec Blackhawks
30 Cadorette, PhilippePhilippe Cadorette G L 21 2015 Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec Admirals
15 Chase, GregGreg Chase C R 21 2015 Sherwood Park, Alberta Oilers
19 Currie, JoshJosh Currie (A) RW R 23 2015 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Admirals
3 Daly, TimTim Daly D R 24 2015 Maple Ridge, British Columbia Admirals
41 Hill, JordanJordan Hill (C) D L 27 2015 Sarnia, Ontario Admirals
8 Hinds, MarcusMarcus Hinds RW R 22 2015 Toronto, Ontario Admirals
18 Legault, MaximeMaxime Legault RW R 27 2015 Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Admirals
10 Lepkowski, AlexAlex Lepkowski D L 23 2015 West Seneca, New York Admirals
91 Lessard, JonathanJonathan Lessard LW L 25 2015 St-Eustache, Quebec Admirals
11 MacNeil, NickNick MacNeil C L 27 2015 Creignish, Nova Scotia Admirals
4 Marciano, JoeJoe Marciano (A) D R 26 2015 Alta Loma, California Admirals
12 Mele, TommyTommy Mele LW L 30 2015 New York City, New York Admirals
23 Pelech, MichaelMichael Pelech C L 26 2015 Toronto, Ontario Admirals
9 Ranger, AlexandreAlexandre Ranger RW R 20 2015 LaSalle, Quebec Admirals
20 Rankin, ConnorConnor Rankin LW L 21 2015 North Vancouver, British Columbia Condors
31 Rimmer, TyTy Rimmer G L 24 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Condors
5 Roussel, Charles-OlivierCharles-Olivier Roussel D R 24 2015 St-Eustache, Quebec Admirals
14 Roy, Marc-OlivierMarc-Olivier Roy C L 21 2015 Boisbriand, Quebec Condors
77 Schaber, ChaseChase Schaber C L 25 2015 Red Deer, Alberta Admirals
27 Verpaelst, GabrielGabriel Verpaelst D L 22 2015 Sherbrooke, Quebec Admirals
21 Whitney, StevenSteven Whitney C R 25 2015 Boston, Massachusetts Admirals

References

  1. ^ "Ducks Launch American Hockey League Franchise in San Diego".  
  2. ^ "Admirals announce sale to Anaheim, ECHL affiliation with Edmonton".  
  3. ^ "Team « Norfolk Admirals roster". Norfolk Admirals. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 

External links

  • Norfolk Admirals Official Website


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