By Ken Peacock
The 2010/2011 season saw a great rivalry emerge between our Norfolk Admirals and the Charlotte Checkers. The Checkers have since moved on to the Western Conference for the upcoming season. What does this mean for that rivalry? While they may not see each other as much as they did last season, the rivalry is still there. They will also participate in the battle for the 2011/2012 GEICO Challenge Cup.
The Admirals and Checker play each other eight times during the 2011/2012 regular season and the team that finishes with the most standings points in the season series will win GEICO Challenge Cup at the end of the series. The series will start this Friday at the Norfolk Scope and end on Sunday, Mar. 18, 2012 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
“GEICO is proud to partner with the Admirals and Checkers for the GEICO Challenge Cup,” said GEICO regional vice president Joe Thomas. “We are eager to provide the hockey fans in the Hampton Roads and Charlotte regions with an exciting season series between American Hockey League rivals.”
The puck drops this Friday at 7:30pm. Get your tickets today. Individual tickets are now on sale for all 38 Admirals regular season home games at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
ADMIRALS HOCKEY – ARMED & READY