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NORFOLK -- The Norfolk Admirals start the quest for the Calder Cup Friday night, taking on the Toronto Marlies in the best-of-seven championship.
Norfolk advanced to the finals after winning their Eastern Conference Finals series in four games over the St. Johnís IceCaps.
The Calder Cup trophy was first awarded in 1938 to the Providence Reds for winning the second International-American Hockey League championship.
It is named for Frank Calder, the first president of the NHL (1917-43) and one of the driving forces behind the formation of the AHL.
It would be the first time the Admirals have taken home the cup.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday games at Scope are now on sale.
Game 1 - Friday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Norfolk Scope Arena
Game 2 - Saturday, June 2, 7:15 p.m., Norfolk Scope Arena
Game 3 - Thursday, June 7, 7:00 p.m., Ricoh Coliseum
Game 4 - Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m., Ricoh Coliseum
*Game 5 - Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m., Ricoh Coliseum
*Game 6 - Wednesday, June 13, 7:15 p.m., Norfolk Scope Arena
*Game 7 - Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m., Norfolk Scope Arena