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The Admirals will begin their 2017-18 season on the road against the Iowa Wild. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi)

Admirals announce 2017-18 AHL schedule

The Milwaukee Admirals on Tuesday announced their schedule for the 2017-18 AHL season, their second back at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Led by sixth-year head coach Dean Evason, the Admirals will start the campaign on the road against the Iowa Wild on Saturday, Oct. 7. Milwaukee will open the home portion of its schedule on Friday, Oct. 20 against the Hershey Bears, followed the next night by a home contest vs. the Rockford IceHogs. The Wild will bookend the Admirals' 76-game schedule, as Milwaukee hosts Iowa on April 14 to conclude the regular season.

To see a full list view of the Admirals' 2017-18 schedule, click here.

A year ago, the Panther Arena underwent $6.3 million in upgrades that included new locker rooms and improvements to bathrooms and concessions, as well as an addition to the merchandise store. Before returning to the venue in 2016, the Admirals last played at the Panther Arena – then called the MECCA – in 1987, before beginning a 28-year run at the Bradley Center.

Once again this year, the Admirals will play two school-day games. The first will be on Wednesday, Nov. 8 against Chicago; the second on Wednesday, March 7 against Manitoba. Both games are expected to feature more than 7,000 school-age kids and will have a 10:30 a.m. puck drop.

The Admirals' schedule is fairly balanced from a home-road perspective. The team's longest homestand is only four games, which they will have three times (Dec. 27-Jan. 5, Feb. 10-Feb. 16, and March 4-10); Milwaukee will have two four-game road trips (Dec. 16-23 and Feb. 19-24). March is the busiest calendar month of the season, with 14 games, while the Admirals will play 13 contests in December, including two Amtrak Rivalry games against Chicago during Christmas Week.

For all Monday through Friday home games, the puck will drop at 7 p.m., with the exception of the school-day games. All Saturday night home contests will start at 6 p.m., except for Jan. 27 (7:30 p.m. puck drop) and Feb. 10 (7 p.m.).

Individual tickets for next season will go on sale at a future date, but season tickets are available now. For more information, or to purchase season tickets, visit milwaukeeadmirals.com or call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.


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