It’s been quite a while, but the Milwaukee Admirals will finally be returning to the ice this weekend. The longstanding AHL franchise and affiliate of the Nashville Predators abruptly ended its 2019-20 season (with the league’s best record, no less) in early 2020 on account of the pandemic, and then decided to opt out of the 2020-21 campaign due to “financial and related implications caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic” last season.
Thanks to the availability of vaccinates (get vaccinated!), the Ads are finally able to get back to it. The team’s 2021-22 season will officially begin on Saturday, October 16 when Milwaukee hosts the Grand Rapids Griffins at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Like pre-pandemic years, this season offers incredible hockey action and an early glimpse at world-class players who are destined for the NHL.
Also like previous years, this season offers a bunch of promotions that include theme nights, concerts, giveaways, and appearances by professional wrestlers. That’s not even factoring in recurring offers like Student Night, Winning Wednesday, and two Dog Days. Before the Admirals begin their long-awaited 2021-22 season, we figured we’d focus on some standout promotions. Some highlights include…
October 16: Magnet schedule giveaway (all fans)
November 6: Dog Day 1
November 10: Harry Potter Night
December 11: 2022 Milwaukee Admirals calendar giveaway (all fans)
December 30: Admirals cowbell giveaway (first 5,000 fans) and Pat McCurdy performs
January 1: Letterkenny Night (part of the team’s January 1 “Canada Night, Eh?” festivities)
January 8: Admirals pizza cutter giveaway (first 3,500 fans)
February 16: Pride Night
February 27: Roscoe’s Birthday and Next Generation Night
March 6: Salute To Wrestling (wrestlers TBD) and Dog Day 2
April 1: Matt Donovan bobblehead giveaway (first 3,000 fans)
April 24: Fan Appreciation Night