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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.

 

Home Visitor Day Day Local Time Venue
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

Home Visitor Day Day Local Time Venue
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

Home Visitor Day Day Local Time Venue
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

Home Visitor Day Day Local Time Venue
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

Home Visitor Day Day Local Time Venue
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

Home Visitor Day Day Local Time Venue
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.

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