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Phantoms fall Friday in Norfolk AHL finale

Phantoms fall Friday in Norfolk AHL finale

In the last AHL game in Norfolk, Virginia, the host Admirals prevailed in front of a sellout crowd on an emotional and bittersweet evening in a 4-2 decision over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Admirals closed out their 15-year tenure in the American Hockey League with a packed-house sellout crowd of 8,701 at Scope Arena. The Anaheim Ducks are moving their AHL affiliate to San Diego next season while Norfolk will field a new team in the ECHL. Nick Cousins (22nd) and Scott Laughton (14th) scored for Lehigh Valley. For Cousins, his goal in the first period gave the Phantoms the initial lead and pulled him to within one of Jason Akeson in the down-to-the-wire goal scoring race on the...

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