WHL releases 2018 pre-season schedule
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today its pre-season schedule in advance of the 2018-19 season. The schedule includes 61 games, beginning Thursday, August 30, and concluding Sunday, 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 Everett Silvertips pre-season tournament is set to begin Friday, August 31 at Angel of the Winds Arena, as the 2018 WHL Western Conference Champions welcome the Portland Winterhawks, Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans and Vancouver Giants to Everett.
The Red Deer Rebels pre-season tournament gets underway Friday, August 31 at the Enmax Centrium as the Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings and Kootenay ICE converge on Central Alberta.
The Regina Pats pre-season tournament starts Friday, August 31 at the Brandt Centre as the hosts of the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup play host to the Moose Jaw Warriors, Saskatoon Blades and Swift Current Broncos.
The Tri-City Americans pre-season tournament sees puck drop on Thursday, September 6 at the Toyota Center, with the Kootenay ICE, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds and Spokane Chiefs all visiting Kennewick, Wash.
Rounding out the pre-season tournament schedule, the Vancouver Giants welcome the Everett Silvertips, Prince George Cougars and Victoria Royals to the Langley Events Centre beginning Friday, September 7.
The 2018 WHL pre-season schedule features seven games in seven communities outside WHL Club markets, providing an opportunity for hockey fans in other areas of Western Canada to watch exciting WHL action.
In Alberta, the town of Taber will play host to the Medicine Hat Tigers and Lethbridge Hurricanes at the Taber Ice Arena on September 1. Wainwright will welcome the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Red Deer Rebels on September 8 at the Peace Memorial Multiplex. The town of Irvine will see the Moose Jaw Warriors take on the Medicine Hat Tigers, also on September 8, at the Irvine Sports Complex. The Calgary Hitmen and Edmonton Oil Kings will meet along Highway 2 in Carstairs on September 8 at the Carstairs Arena. Rounding out the tour, the Edmonton Oil Kings will host the Red Deer Rebels on September 14 at Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert.
In Saskatchewan, Warman will host the Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades on September 8 at the Legends Centre.
In B.C., the Kootenay ICE take to the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere where they will host the Calgary Hitmen on September 14.
The 2018-19 WHL Regular Season schedule will be unveiled in late June.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2018 WHL pre-season schedule.
|Prince Albert||Saskatoon||Thursday||2018-08-30||7:00 PM||Art Hauser Centre – Prince Albert, SK|
|Kamloops||Prince George||Friday||2018-08-31||7:00 PM||Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC|
|Lethbridge||Medicine Hat||Friday||2018-08-31||7:00 PM||Enmax Centre – Lethbridge, AB|
|Kelowna||Victoria||Friday||2018-08-31||7:05 PM||Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC|
|Kamloops||Victoria||Saturday||2018-09-01||7:00 PM||Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC|
|Kelowna||Prince George||Saturday||2018-09-01||7:05 PM||Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC|
|Medicine Hat||Lethbridge||Saturday||2018-09-01||7:30 PM||Taber Community Centre – Taber, AB|
|Prince Albert||Saskatoon||Thursday||2018-09-06||7:00 PM||Art Hauser Centre – Prince Albert, SK|
|Brandon||Regina||Friday||2018-09-07||7:30 PM||Westoba Place – Brandon, MB|
|Moose Jaw||Medicine Hat||Friday||2018-09-07||7:00 PM||Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK|
|Edmonton||Calgary||Friday||2018-09-07||7:00 PM||Downtown Comm. Arena – Edmonton, AB|
|Kamloops||Kelowna||Friday||2018-09-07||7:00 PM||Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC|
|Regina||Brandon||Saturday||2018-09-08||7:00 PM||Brandt Centre – Regina, SK|
|Saskatoon||Prince Albert||Saturday||2018-09-08||7:00 PM||The Legends Centre – Warman, SK|
|Calgary||Edmonton||Saturday||2018-09-08||7:00 PM||Carstairs Arena – Carstairs, AB|
|Red Deer||Lethbridge||Saturday||2018-09-08||7:00 PM||Peace Mem. Multiplex – Wainwright, AB|
|Medicine Hat||Moose Jaw||Saturday||2018-09-08||7:30 PM||Irvine Sports Complex – Irvine, AB|
|Kelowna||Kamloops||Saturday||2018-09-08||7:05 PM||Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC|
|Seattle||Everett||Tuesday||2018-09-11||7:05 PM||accesso ShoWare Centre – Kent, WA|
|Saskatoon||Regina||Thursday||2018-09-13||7:00 PM||SaskTel Centre – Saskatoon, SK|
|Regina||Prince Albert||Friday||2018-09-14||7:00 PM||Brandt Centre – Regina, SK|
|Brandon||Moose Jaw||Friday||2018-09-14||7:30 PM||Westoba Place – Brandon, MB|
|Edmonton||Red Deer||Friday||2018-09-14||7:00 PM||Servus Credit Union Place – St. Albert, AB|
|Kootenay||Calgary||Friday||2018-09-14||7:00 PM||Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena – Invermere, BC|
|Lethbridge||Swift Current||Friday||2018-09-14||7:00 PM||Enmax Centre – Lethbridge, AB|
|Prince Albert||Saskatoon||Saturday||2018-09-15||7:00 PM||Art Hauser Centre – Prince Albert, SK|
|Swift Current||Lethbridge||Saturday||2018-09-15||7:00 PM||Credit Union i-Plex – Swift Current, SK|
|Calgary||Kootenay||Saturday||2018-09-15||7:00 PM||Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB|
|Red Deer||Medicine Hat||Saturday||2018-09-15||7:00 PM||Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB|
|Prince George||Kamloops||Saturday||2018-09-15||7:00 PM||CN Centre – Prince George, BC|
|Everett||Seattle||Saturday||2018-09-15||7:05 PM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Tri-City||Spokane||Saturday||2018-09-15||7:05 PM||Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA|
|Moose Jaw||Brandon||Sunday||2018-09-16||4:00 PM||Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK|
2018 WHL PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENTS
Everett Silvertips Tournament – August 31 to September 2
|Seattle||Vancouver||Friday||2018-08-31||11:30 AM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Spokane||Portland||Friday||2018-08-31||3:00 PM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Everett||Tri-City||Friday||2018-08-31||7:00 PM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Tri-City||Portland||Saturday||2018-09-01||11:30 AM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Spokane||Vancouver||Saturday||2018-09-01||3:00 PM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Everett||Seattle||Saturday||2018-09-01||7:00 PM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Vancouver||Tri-City||Sunday||2018-09-02||11:30 AM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Seattle||Spokane||Sunday||2018-09-02||3:00 PM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
|Everett||Portland||Sunday||2018-09-02||7:00 PM||Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA|
Red Deer Rebels Tournament – August 31 to September 1
|Calgary||Kootenay||Friday||2018-08-31||3:00 PM||Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB|
|Red Deer||Edmonton||Friday||2018-08-31||7:00 PM||Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB|
|Edmonton||Kootenay||Saturday||2018-09-01||3:00 PM||Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB|
|Red Deer||Calgary||Saturday||2018-09-01||7:00 PM||Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB|
Regina Pats Tournament – August 31 to September 1
|Moose Jaw||Saskatoon||Friday||2018-08-31||3:00 PM||Brandt Centre – Regina, SK|
|Regina||Swift Current||Friday||2018-08-31||7:00 PM||Brandt Centre – Regina, SK|
|Swift Current||Saskatoon||Saturday||2018-09-01||3:00 PM||Brandt Centre – Regina, SK|
|Regina||Moose Jaw||Saturday||2018-09-01||7:00 PM||Brandt Centre – Regina, SK|
Tri-City Americans Tournament – September 6 to September 8
|Spokane||Seattle||Thursday||2018-09-06||3:00 PM||Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA|
|Tri-City||Kootenay||Thursday||2018-09-06||7:05 PM||Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA|
|Kootenay||Seattle||Friday||2018-09-07||3:00 PM||Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA|
|Tri-City||Portland||Friday||2018-09-07||7:05 PM||Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA|
|Portland||Kootenay||Saturday||2018-09-08||3:00 PM||Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA|
|Tri-City||Spokane||Saturday||2018-09-08||7:05 PM||Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA|
Vancouver Giants Tournament – September 7 to September 9
|Vancouver||Victoria||Friday||2018-09-07||7:00 PM||Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC|
|Victoria||Everett||Saturday||2018-09-08||3:00 PM||Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC|
|Vancouver||Prince George||Saturday||2018-09-08||7:00 PM||Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC|
|Victoria||Prince George||Sunday||2018-09-09||12:00 PM||Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC|
|Vancouver||Everett||Sunday||2018-09-09||4:00 PM||Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC|
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.