The Milwaukee Admirals took to the ice in 1970. A few short years after beginning play, they came to win a United States Hockey League championship title in 1976. Following this title, the team was bought by former Chicago Blackhawks announcer, Lloyd Pettit, and his wife, Jane Bradley-Pettit. The couple went on to generously fund the construction of the BMO Harris Bradley Center (formerly Bradley Center) in memory of Jane’s father, Harry Lynde Bradley, co-founder and former chairman of the Allen-Bradley Company (now Rockwell Automation).
For the 2001 – 2002 season, the Admirals became a part of the American Hockey League and shortly after they won their first ever Calder Cup in 2004. Under the leadership of majority owner Harris Turer and President Jon Greenberg, the team continues to generate a loyal fan base that never fails to miss a beat of all the Admirals’ action.