ECHL: Norfolk Admirals Announce 2024-25 Season Schedule

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After completing their first winning season and taste of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, the Norfolk Admirals have announced their schedule for the 2024-25 ECHL Season. Their 72-game schedule will be comprised of 24 Friday games, 23 Saturday games, 13 Sunday games, eight Wednesday games, and rare games on Tuesday (three) and Thursday (one). The Admirals will kick things off on home ice when they welcome the Adirondack Thunder on October 18th and 19th to Norfolk Scope Arena. The last time these two teams met saw the Thunder bounce back from a 2-0 series deficit in the 2024 Kelly Cup North Division Finals to win the series 4-2. The Admirals will be looking for revenge and to start on the right foot in the first two of an eight-game season series between the two clubs.

The Admirals will have a tough schedule as they will play 64 in-conference games against the Trois-Rivieres Lions, South Carolina Stingrays, Reading Royals, Atlanta Gladiators, Maine Mariners, Thunder, Savannah Ghost Pirates, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Florida Everblades, Worcester Railers, and the re-conferenced Wheeling Nailers. This means every point the Admirals can scrape during these games will be huge for their position in the Eastern Conference Standings.

*indicates home opener

10 games vs Trois-Rivieres: six home, four away: December 20 vs Trois-Rivieres, December 21 vs Trois-Rivieres, December 22 vs Trois-Rivieres, January 17 vs Trois-Rivieres, January 18 vs Trois-Rivieres, January 20 vs Trois-Rivieres, January 24 at Trois-Rivieres, February 28 at TroisRivieres, March 1 at Trois-Rivieres, March 2 at Trois-Rivieres

Four games vs South Carolina: all home: January 31 vs South Carolina, February 1 vs South Carolina, April 11 vs South Carolina, and April 12 vs South Carolina

10 vs Reading: three home, seven away: November 6 at Reading, November 20 vs Reading, November 22 at Reading, February 4 at Reading, February 15 at Reading, March 21 at Reading, March 22 at Reading, March 23 at Reading, March 26 vs Reading, and April 9 vs Reading

Two vs Atlanta: both away: December 28 at Atlanta and December 29 at Atlanta

13 vs Maine: six home, seven away: October 25 at Maine, October 26 at Maine, November 27 at Maine, November 29 at Maine, November 30 at Maine, January 11 at Maine, January 12 at Maine, February 7 at Maine, February 8 at Maine, February 21 vs Maine, February 22 vs Maine, February 23 vs Maine, and March 11 at Maine

Eight vs Adirondack: two home, six away: October 18 vs Adirondack*, October 19 vs Adirondack, November 8 at Adirondack, November 9 at Adirondack, December 6 at Adirondack, January 25 at Adirondack, January 26 at Adirondack, and January 29 at Adirondack

Three vs Savannah: two home, one away: December 27 at Savannah, March 28 vs Savannah, and March 29 vs Savannah

One vs Greenville: away: December 31 at Greenville

Three vs Florida: all home: March 5 vs Florida, March 7 vs Florida, and March 8 vs Florida

Eight vs Worcester: three home, five away: October 30 vs Worcester, November 1 vs Worcester, November 3 vs Worcester, November 10 at Worcester, December 8 at Worcester, March 13 at Worcester, March 14 at Worcester, and March 15 at Worcester

Two vs Wheeling: both home: January 3 vs Wheeling and January 4 vs Wheeling

The Admirals will play the remaining eight games out-of-conference between the Toledo Walleye, Cincinnati Cyclones, and Iowa Heartlanders. The Admirals did not see the Cyclones during the 2023-24 season and will welcome them to Norfolk Scope for the first time since the Admirals rejoined the league in the 2015-16 season. The Admirals and Walleye will meet for the third straight season in a three-game series. The Walleye hold a 2-4 record over the Admirals over the last two seasons. The Admirals will get their first look at the Heartlanders this season. Since joining in 2021, the Heartlanders have yet to cross paths with this Norfolk team. Iowa has finished last in the Western Conference’s Central Division since their expansion to the league, but it is not a team the Admirals will want to overlook.

Two vs Toledo: both home: November 15 vs Toledo and November 16 vs Toledo

Three vs Cincinnati: all home: December 13 vs Cincinnati, December 14 vs Cincinnati, and December 15 vs Cincinnati

Three vs Iowa: all away: April 4 at Iowa, April 5 at Iowa, and April 6 at Iowa

The Admirals announced promotional schedules will be announced at a later date.

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Zachary Alvarado

Inside The Rink journalist covering the Wheeling Nailers and Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL. I am a Duquesne University Sports Information and Media major graduating in December. I have been passionate about hockey since I was 4 years old.

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