Sea Wolves, Lightning Announce Affiliation

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Sea Wolves announced that they have signed an affiliation agreement with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

The Sea Wolves anticipate that they could receive as many as six players as a result of the agreement.

After being forced by Hurricane Katrina to wait two seasons, Mississippi will finally be able to celebrate its “Decade in the Den” on Oct. 27 when it hosts Reading. The Sea Wolves have sold the most season tickets in team history as fans eagerly anticipate their return to the ice at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for the first time since Apr. 15, 2005.

Located in Biloxi, the Sea Wolves had a Voluntary Suspension each of the last two seasons under the ECHL’s hardship provisions after the arena and the team office housed within suffered extensive damage.

Team Press Release