The new new chapter in Admirals hockey starts a week from today
Edmonton beat Anaheim 5-3 last night in a meeting between Norfolk’s last two affiliates. With a sea change necessary and wanted, the Admirals will be announcing a new affiliation set on May 4th at Dave and Buster’s in Virginia Beach. The team is making this more than an announcement, and trying to rally around the new direction the team is taking. Based on past reports, the team is seeking an East Coast affiliate. The New York Islanders will be with the expansion Worcester Railers. Most fans are probably clamoring for the Washington Capitals, who were the Admirals’ ECHL affiliate during the heyday of the 90s. Unfortunately, the Caps extended their affiliation through 2017-18 with the South Carolina Stingrays. We’ll see what happens next week.