Hot Ticket: IceCaps Season Opener – Friday, October 19

Former IceCaps goalie Peter Mannino gives Norfolk Admiral Cory Conacher the ol' what-for.

Last season was a pretty good one for the IceCaps. They sold out every single game, won their division, and made it to the Calder Cup semi-finals before losing out to the eventual champs.

This season promises to be even better. With the NHL owners and players embroiled in a lockout deathmatch over how to divvy up the equivalent of the GDP of East Timor, the AHL is now the top hockey league in North America. Teams, including the ‘Caps, will be stacked with NHL-calibre talent.

The IceCaps start their season against the Adirondack Phantoms at Mile One on Oct 19. What few tickets are left are on sale now. You can also follow the action on Twitter at