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October 5, 2013

#7: Admirals Reach Playoffs in 18 Consecutive Seasons


The Admirals 25th home opener on October 11 is now just days away! So we are counting down the days recognizing 25 memorable moments in the 25 years of Admirals Hockey, in a segment we call 25 in 25. Each day we will highlight a great moment in the Admirals proud 25-year history to get you set for the 2013-14 home opener!

#7 A Winning Tradition: Admirals Reach Playoffs in 18 Straight Seasons
They say winning is everything, and for 18 consecutive seasons of Admirals hockey from 1990-2007, Hampton Roads hockey fans have enjoyed playoff hockey.

The Admirals reached the postseason in all 11 seasons while a member of the ECHL. The team carried its playoffs success into the American Hockey League, reaching the postseason for the first seven seasons. The Admirals streak ended at 18 seasons during the 2007-08 campaign.
During this 18-stretch the Admirals won a total of four championships, winning every time they reached the finals. The Admirals have reached the postseason in 20 of 24 years.

The 18-year playoff streak was one of the longest in professional hockey at the time. The Admirals shared the streak with the NHL’s Detroit Redwings, who currently holds the longest active streak of playoff appearances at 22 years and counting. You would have to go back to the 1988-89 season to find the last time the Redwings failed to qualify for the playoffs. Detroit has also won four championships during their current streak.

Reaching the playoffs in 18 straight seasons is quite remarkable. It is a testament to the quality of hockey played in Hampton Roads, the talent of players, great coaching, and fantastic support from the fan base.

The Admirals failed to make the playoff last season. As we head into the 2013-14 the Admirals look to get back to the “second season.” Here’s to starting a new lengthy streak!

Tomorrow on 25 in 25, we will relive moment #6 as we countdown to the Admirals home opener on October 11!

Other 25 in 25 Moments:

#25: Rod Taylor Sets Several ECHL Records .

#24: Maroon's Hat Trick Goal in OT Caps Off Admirals Rally Over Syracuse .

#23: Tom Bissett's Nine Point Game .

#22: Admirals vs. Lock Monsters Brawl after Period .

#21: Etem's Two Goals in a 39 Second Span Lift Admirals to 2-1 Win .

#20: 14 Former Admirals Hoist Stanley Cup in 2010 .

#19: Admirals Rout Johnstown 10-0 to Advance to Finals.

#18: I-64 Rivalry between Hampton Roads and Richmond.

#17: Admirals Win Emotional 3OT Game at Wheeling.

#16: Brian Martin Records a Hat Trick in Three Straight Games.

#15: Sellout Crowd Watches Admirals Defeat Hershey in Overtime.

#14: McEwen Scores Four Goals in Playoff Game vs. Erie.

#13: Darryl Paquette Sets ECHL Shutout Record.

#12: Casey Hankinson's OT Goal Against Cincnnati.

#11: Brophy Wins 400th ECHL Game .

#10: The Greensboro Brawl .

#9: Panik's OT Goal Against Connecticut .

#8: Admirals Record 3OT Win Over Greensboro.

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Opening Night Promotions & Festivities!
The Admirals home opener will take place on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. against the Binghamton Senators. Come early and join us for Party on the Plaza beginning at 5:00 p.m. featuring live music by Brent Shepard, bounce houses & games for the kids, as well as food and beverages! The first 5,000 fans to walk through the gates will receive an Admirals Magnet Schedule! Following the game, Sara Lee will be giving away 3,000 loaves of bread to fans as the exit the arena!

The two teams will meet again on Saturday, October 12 at 7:15 p.m. Come early and check out the ODU Hockey Team battle American University at Scope. One game ticket will get you in to both games!

Game tickets are now on sale, and are available through the Norfolk Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.

Don’t miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your season tickets today. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, or call (757) 640-1212 Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans can also visit us online at www.norfolkadmirals.com






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