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WHL releases 2017 pre-season schedule
Keith Hershmiller

 

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today its pre-season schedule in advance of the 2017-18 season. The schedule includes 62 games, beginning Tuesday, August 29, and concluding Saturday, September 16.

The WHL pre-season schedule features five tournaments, including events hosted by the Everett Silvertips, Red Deer Rebels, Regina Pats, Tri-City Americans and Vancouver Giants.

The Regina Pats pre-season tournament is set for August 31 through September 2 as the 2017 WHL Regular Season Champion Pats welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors, Saskatoon Blades and Swift Current Broncos to the Brandt Centre.

The Everett Silvertips pre-season tournament runs from September 1 through September 3 at the XFINITY Arena and features the host Silvertips, 2017 WHL Champion Seattle Thunderbirds, Portland Winterhawks, Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans and Vancouver Giants.

The Red Deer Rebels pre-season tournament is scheduled for September 1 and September 2 at the Enmax Centrium as the Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince George Cougars converge on Red Deer.

From September 7 through September 9, the Tri-City Americans host the Kootenay ICE, Portland Winterhawks, Red Deer Rebels, Seattle Thunderbirds and Spokane Chiefs for pre-season tournament play at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Wash.

Rounding out the pre-season tournament schedule, the Vancouver Giants host the Everett Silvertips, Prince George Cougars and Victoria Royals at the Langley Events Centre from September 8 through September 10.

The 2017 WHL pre-season schedule features four games in three communities outside WHL Club markets, providing an opportunity for hockey fans in other areas of Western Canada to watch exciting WHL action.

In Alberta, WHL pre-season games will be held in Crowsnest Pass and Taber. In Saskatchewan, Warman will host pre-season action between the Saskatoon Blades and Prince Albert Raiders on September 9.

The 2017-18 WHL regular season schedule will be unveiled in late June.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2017 WHL pre-season schedule.

2017 WHL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

Home Visitor Date Time Timezone Venue
Moose Jaw Swift Current 8/29/2017 19:00 MT Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK
Swift Current Moose Jaw 8/31/2017 15:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Regina Saskatoon 8/31/2017 19:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Seattle Vancouver 9/1/2017 11:30 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Saskatoon Swift Current 9/1/2017 15:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Edmonton Prince George 9/1/2017 15:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
Spokane Portland 9/1/2017 15:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Red Deer Calgary 9/1/2017 19:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
Lethbridge Medicine Hat 9/1/2017 19:00 MT Lethbridge, AB
Kamloops Victoria 9/1/2017 19:00 PT Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
Everett Tri-City 9/1/2017 19:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Portland Tri-City 9/2/2017 11:30 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Calgary Prince George 9/2/2017 15:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
Vancouver Spokane 9/2/2017 15:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Red Deer Edmonton 9/2/2017 19:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
Regina Moose Jaw 9/2/2017 19:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Medicine Hat Lethbridge 9/2/2017 19:30 MT Taber, AB
Everett Seattle 9/2/2017 19:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Kelowna Victoria 9/2/2017 19:05 PT Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
Tri-City Vancouver 9/3/2017 11:30 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Prince Albert Saskatoon 9/3/2017 13:00 MT Art Hauser Centre – Prince Albert, SK
Spokane Seattle 9/3/2017 15:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Everett Portland 9/3/2017 19:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Kelowna Kamloops 9/5/2017 19:05 PT  Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
Portland Spokane 9/7/2017 15:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Tri-City Kootenay 9/7/2017 19:05 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Kootenay Portland 9/8/2017 11:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Seattle Spokane 9/8/2017 15:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Brandon Regina 9/8/2017 19:30 CST Westman Place – Brandon, MB
Lethbridge Swift Current 9/8/2017 19:00 MT Enmax Centre – Lethbridge, AB
Prince Albert Saskatoon 9/8/2017 19:00 MT Art Hauser Centre – Prince Albert, SK
Home Visitor Date Time Timezone Venue
Calgary Edmonton 9/8/2017 19:00 MT WinSport Arena – Calgary, AB
Medicine Hat Moose Jaw 9/8/2017 19:30 MT TBD
Vancouver Prince George 9/8/2017 19:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Kelowna Kamloops 9/8/2017 19:05 PT  Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
Tri-City Red Deer 9/8/2017 19:05 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Kootenay Seattle 9/9/2017 11:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Prince George Everett 9/9/2017 14:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Red Deer Portland 9/9/2017 15:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Vancouver Victoria 9/9/2017 18:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Moose Jaw Medicine Hat 9/9/2017 19:00 MT Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK
Regina Brandon 9/9/2017 19:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Prince Albert Saskatoon 9/9/2017 19:00 MT Warman, SK
Kamloops Kelowna 9/9/2017 19:00 PT Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
Tri-City Spokane 9/9/2017 19:05 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Victoria Prince George 9/10/2017 12:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Edmonton Calgary 9/10/2017 16:00 MT Downtown Community Rink – Edmonton, AB
Vancouver Everett 9/10/2017 16:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Swift Current Lethbridge 9/10/2017 19:00 MT Swift Current, SK
Tri-City Kootenay 9/12/2017 19:05 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Brandon Moose Jaw 9/15/2017 19:30 CST Westman Place – Brandon, MB
Regina Prince Albert 9/15/2017 19:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Kootenay Lethbridge 9/15/2017 19:00 MT Crowsnest Pass, AB
Prince George Kamloops 9/15/2017 19:00 PT CN Centre – Prince George, BC
Everett Seattle 9/15/2017 19:30 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Kootenay Calgary 9/16/2017 19:00 MT Crowsnest Pass, AB
Edmonton Saskatoon 9/16/2017 19:00 MT Downtown Community Rink – Edmonton, AB
Moose Jaw Brandon 9/16/2017 19:00 MT Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK
Prince Albert Regina 9/16/2017 19:00 MT Art Hauser Centre – Prince Albert, SK
Red Deer Medicine Hat 9/16/2017 19:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
Seattle Everett 9/16/2017 19:00 PT ShoWare Center – Kent, WA
Tri-City Spokane 9/16/2017 19:05 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA


2017 WHL PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENTS

Regina Pats Tournament – August 31 to September 2

Home Visitor Date Time Timezone Venue
Swift Current Moose Jaw 8/31/2017 15:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Regina Saskatoon 8/31/2017 19:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Swift Current Saskatoon 9/1/2017 15:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Regina Moose Jaw 9/2/2017 19:00 MT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK


Everett Silvertips Tournament
– September 1 to September 3

Home Visitor Date Time Timezone Venue
Seattle Vancouver 9/1/2017 11:30 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Portland Spokane 9/1/2017 15:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Everett Tri-City 9/1/2017 19:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Tri-City Portland 9/2/2017 11:30 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Spokane Vancouver 9/2/2017 15:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Everett Seattle 9/2/2017 19:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Vancouver Tri-City 9/3/2017 11:30 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Seattle Spokane 9/3/2017 15:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA
Everett Portland 9/3/2017 19:00 PT XFINITY Arena – Everett, WA


Red Deer Rebels Tournament
– September 1 and September 2

Home Visitor Date Time Timezone Venue
Prince George Edmonton 9/1/2017 15:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
Red Deer Calgary 9/1/2017 19:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
Prince George Calgary 9/2/2017 15:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
Red Deer Edmonton 9/2/2017 19:00 MT Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB


Tri-City Americans Tournament
– September 7 to September 9

Home Visitor Date Time Timezone Venue
Spokane Portland 9/7/2017 15:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Tri-City Kootenay 9/7/2017 19:05 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Kootenay Portland 9/8/2017 11:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Seattle Spokane 9/8/2017 15:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Tri-City Red Deer 9/8/2017 19:05 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Seattle Kootenay 9/9/2017 11:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Portland Red Deer 9/9/2017 15:00 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
Tri-City Spokane 9/9/2017 19:05 PT Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA


Vancouver Giants Tournament
– September 8 to September 10

Home Visitor Date Time Timezone Venue
Vancouver Prince George 9/8/2017 19:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Prince George Everett 9/9/2017 14:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Vancouver Victoria 9/9/2017 18:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Victoria Prince George 9/10/2017 12:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Vancouver Everett 9/10/2017 16:00 PT Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
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