The Virginia Wings were a professional ice hockey team based in Norfolk, Virginia of the greater Hampton Roads area. They were an affiliated farm team of the Detroit Red Wings, and a member of the American Hockey League for three seasons from 1972–73 to 1974–75. The Wings were previously known as the Tidewater Wings for the 1971–72 season. Their cross-state rivals in the AHL were the Richmond Robins.
|League||American Hockey League|
|Home arena||Hampton Coliseum|
|Colors||red and white|
|Affiliates||Detroit Red Wings|
The Wings won the John D. Chick Trophy as south division champions of the regular season in 1974–75, which turned out to be their final season. After the Wings ceased operations, the Hampton Gulls would represent eastern Virginia at the AHL level for the 1977–78 season. The Wings franchise was granted suspension status until 1975, and then voluntarily withdrew from the league in 1976.
After the Wings ceased operations, professional hockey returned to the Hampton Roads metropolitan area numerous times:
|Season||1st round||2nd round||3rd round||Finals|
|1971–72||Out of playoffs|
|1972–73||W, 4-3, Hershey||L, 2-4, Cincinnati||—||—|
|1973–74||Out of Playoffs|
|1974–75||L, 1-4, New Haven||—||—||—|
- Virginia Wings - hockeydb.com
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