San Diego Gulls Tickets
The San Diego Gulls joined the American Hockey League in 2015. However, in only one season they have managed to attract a large fan following and have recorded the second highest attendance record in the entire AHL. The Gulls trace their origin back to 2000, when the Chicago Blackhawks created their developmental franchise, called the Norfolk Admirals. The Admirals did quite well over the next few years, and managed to win a regular season title, a conference championship, three division titles and a Calder Cup. Now you can watch this new franchise make an attempt to add even more to the collection by getting your San Diego Gulls tickets.
The craze behind ice hockey has been growing around the country for quite some time and it seems that people are finding new ways to fulfill their desire of watching this exciting game live. One sports league that has seen an increase in popularity as a result, is the American Hockey League (AHL), which is the developmental league for the NHL. The AHL has been around for over eighty years but it is only recently that it has seen an upturn in attendance numbers, as many of its teams formed affiliations with established NHL franchises.
Ready to leave the nest
In 2015, the AHL saw quite a few new additions and one of the most successful of these new additions was a franchise called the San Diego Gulls. Playing in their very first official season, they managed to perform quite well throughout the year and recorded the second highest attendance numbers in the league. This isn’t surprising, considering they are affiliated with the Anaheim Ducks, who have exhibited their consistency again and again, over the last few years. If you want to catch this latest AHL side in action for yourself, then look no further. Just book your San Diego Gulls tickets and enjoy their game, live from the stands.
Spread your wings
The San Diego area has a rich history of professional ice hockey franchises, with quite a few calling it their home, particularly during the forties, seventies and the nineties. The Gulls are yet another in a long line of successful teams and trace their origins back to the AHL Franchise, the Norfolk Admirals.
The Admirals were created in 2000 as an affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks and made a promising start to life in the AHL. In their fifteen year association with the league, they managed to post only four losing season records, and managed to win quite a few titles along the way. They won the regular season title in 2012, along with a conference championship and the Calder Cup, and they have additionally won three division titles as well.
In 2007, the Blackhawks decided to end their association with the club and in their stead, the Tampa Bay Lightening became their affiliate in the NHL. This connection stayed firm till 2012, when the Lightening decided to bow out of this partnership and were eventually replaced by the Anaheim Ducks. In 2015, the Ducks announced that in order to keep a close eye on their developmental team, they were moving the franchise to San Diego, where they would compete under the name of the Gulls.
And fly away
Almost twenty players from the Ducks joined the Gulls for their first season and helped them post a winning season record at the end of the year. The team managed to win thirty nine games and lost only twenty three, to finish in at second place in their division and in fifth place in their conference. They also made it to the playoffs in their inaugural season and even won their first playoff series three to one, against the Texas Stars. Even though they lost out in the division finals, their progress to this stage in the competition was a positive sign, and gave their fans hope for the future.
At the end of the season, the team saw one of its players make it onto both the First All-Star Team and the All-Rookie Team. If you want to watch more exciting prospects like him, then this is exactly the team you have been looking for. As the Gulls go through the complicated procedures of adding more quality to their squad, all you just need are San Diego Gulls tickets. Then you can enjoy their game play yourself, live from the stands.