The realignment includes three divisions in each of the two conferences. The
2001-2002 AHL alignment is as follows:
Western ConferenceWestCentral South ChicagoCincinnati*Hershey Grand RapidsCleveland Norfolk HoustonRochester*Philadelphia MilwaukeeSyracuse*Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Utah
Eastern ConferenceEastNorthCanadian AlbanyLowellHamilton BridgeportManchesterManitoba HartfordPortlandQuebec ProvidenceWorcesterSaint John SpringfieldSt. John’s
owner Mark Garcea. “The Admirals played some of their most memorable games
against these teams last season, including the playoff series against
Hershey. Our fans should see big rivalries continue against the new division
foes all season long.”
Western Conference. Norfolk was in the Southern Division, while Hershey,
Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton were all in the Mid-Atlantic
Division. The Admirals faced each of the three teams eight times during the
regular season, the most games against any teams outside of their division.
The new South Division teams are those closest to Norfolk geographically.
International Hockey League (IHL) in the Western Conference’s West Division,
with the sixth former IHL club, Manitoba, joining the Eastern Conference’s
and regional rivalries. The schedule format detailing the frequency of games
between opponents will be announced tomorrow at 12:00 Noon EST.
which will take place July 9-12 in Hilton Head, S.C.