Brabham Cups (Regular Season Champions): None
Riley/Kelly Cups (ECHL Champions): 1991, 1992, 1998
Home Ice: The Scope
History:: The Admirals joined the ECHL in 1989, only the 2nd year of operation for the league. It did not take long for the team to become dominant; winning back-to-back championships in 1991-92. The third Cup may have been the sweetest for Ads fans. Hampton Roads was seeded last in the 1998 Northern Conference playoffs after waiting until the final night of the regular season to clinch a playoff berth. Improbably, they stormed through the playoffs and shocked Pensacola in the Kelly Cup finals. A strong fan base and pressure from the city of Norfolk is prompting a switch to the AHL in 2000. Admirals ownership had hoped to keep the ECHL team operating in nearby Hampton, but negotiations proved fruitless. Look for the Ads to find a new home (Memphis has been rumored.) to call their own in the new millineum.
Note: The Admirals do not currently have an official web site.
Admirals Fan Site
Admirals Booster Club Page
Jon's Guide to the Hampton Road Admirals