Admirals release schedule format for 2018-19 season

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Admirals have announced their schedule format for the 2018-19 season. In their 18th season in the AHL the Admirals will play an unbalanced, 76-game schedule featuring 12 different opponents.

They will face-off 12 times (6 home/6 road) with their closest rivals, the Chicago Wolves and Rockford IceHogs and they will battle the Grand Rapids Griffins 10 times. The Ads will play the Manitoba Moose, San Antonio Rampage, and Texas Stars on eight occasions each and the Iowa Wild six times.

Outside of the division, Milwaukee will play eight games against teams from the Eastern Conference, including four with the Cleveland Monsters, who just switch from the West for the upcoming campaign. The Ads will also play the Hersey Bears and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in home-and-home sets.

Finally, Milwaukee will play the Ontario Reign and San Diego Gulls, who are both in the Pacific Division, two times each.

The Admirals will play their home opener on Saturday, October 13 at 6 p.m. at Panther Arena.

The full schedule is expected to be released later this summer.

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