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Admirals Extend Affiliation With Hurricanes And Wolves

The 2021-22 season marked the first season of partnership between Norfolk, Chicago, and Carolina. Those organizations will partner up again for the upcoming season.

Norfolk, Va — Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey Club announced on Thursday the team has renewed its affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves for the 2022-23 season.

“We’re thrilled to continue this partnership, which has been mutually beneficial,” said Hurricanes General Manager Don Waddell. “The Admirals are a first-class organization and they provide a great environment for our prospects to develop.”

“All of us are super excited to be affiliated with such a strong, hard-working team like the Carolina Hurricanes once again,” said Admirals General Manager and Head Coach Rod Taylor. “We greatly appreciate their continued support of the Norfolk Admirals and look forward to strengthening our partnership with them in the upcoming season.”

This will be the second season Norfolk will be affiliated with the Hurricanes and Wolves. Carolina became the seventh affiliation in Admirals franchise history on August 27, 2021

The Hurricanes were born in 1971 as the New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association (WHA). Eight years later, they joined the NHL and were renamed the Hartford Whalers. In 1997, the team relocated to North Carolina and became known as the Hurricanes. In their fifth year of existence, they advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings but fell in five games. In 2006, the Hurricanes won their first Stanley Cup in team history by defeating the Edmonton Oilers in seven games. Last season, they qualified for the playoffs marking their fourth straight appearance.

The Wolves were originally a member of the International Hockey League starting in 1994-95. They transitioned to the American Hockey League in 2001-02 and have since won 10 division championships and three Calder Cups. Last season, the Wolves finished with a 50-16-10 record and defeated Springfield in five games to win the Calder Cup.

Daniel Brickley, Dylan Wells, Beck Warm, Jack LaFontaine, Eric Williams, Artyom Serikov, Noah Corson, and Chase Lang had stints with the Wolves last season and also suited up for Norfolk.

In the illustrious history of the franchise, the Admirals have been affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks (2000-2007), Tampa Bay Lightning (2007-2012), Anaheim Ducks (2012-2015), Edmonton Oilers (2015-2017), Nashville Predators (2017-2018), and Arizona Coyotes (2018-2019).

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The Admirals will kick off the 2022-23 season against the South Carolina Carolina Stingrays on Friday, October 21. Puck drop is set for 7:05 PM at Norfolk Scope. CLICK HERE for all ticket information regarding the 2022-23 season.



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About Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey

Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey is a member of the ECHL, the premier Double-A hockey league, and brings affordable, family entertainment to Hampton Roads and play its home games at Scope Arena in Norfolk, striving to contribute to Norfolk’s rich regional impact of entertainment, culture, and the arts. The Admirals are affiliated with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Carolina Hurricanes and American Hockey League’s (AHL) Chicago Wolves. The Admirals have won three Kelly Cups (1991, 1992, 1998). The club transitioned to the AHL in 2000 and won the Calder Cup in 2012 while capturing 28 consecutive wins—still the record for the longest active streak in AHL history. The team rejoined the ECHL in 2015. Blake Cullen founded the Hampton Roads Admirals in 1989. Visit for more information.

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