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WHL releases 2019 pre-season schedule

 

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today its pre-season schedule in advance of the 2019-20 season. The schedule includes 60 games, beginning Tuesday, August 27, and concluding Sunday, September 15.

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

Everett’s pre-season tournament is scheduled to begin Friday, August 30. The seven-time US Division Champion Silvertips will host the Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, Americans, and Giants at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Regina’s pre-season tournament begins the same day as well, with the Moose Jaw Warriors, Saskatoon Blades, and Swift Current Broncos converging on the Brandt Centre in Saskatchewan’s provincial capital.

Tri-City’s tournament will begin Thursday, September 5 at the Toyota Centre in Kennewick, Wash. The Winterhawks, Thunderbirds, and Chiefs will also participate in the tournament.

After claiming the 2019 Western Conference Championship, the Giants will host the fourth and final pre-season tournament beginning Friday, September 6 at the Langley Events Centre. The tournament will feature all five teams from the BC Division as the Prince George Cougars, Kamloops Blazers, Kelowna Rockets, and Victoria Royals meet up in the province’s Lower Mainland with the Giants. The Silvertips will also participate in the tournament.

As part of WHL pre-season action, the Edmonton Oil Kings and Calgary Hitmen will meet on Saturday, September 7 (7:00 p.m. MT) at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation.

The 2019 WHL pre-season schedule features six games in five communities outside WHL Club markets, providing an opportunity for hockey fans in other areas of Western Canada to watch exciting WHL action.

Irvine, Alta. will host the first matchup as new Central Division rivals, the Medicine Hat Tigers and Swift Current Broncos, meet at the Irvine Sports Complex on Wednesday, September 4 (7:00 p.m. MT). The Tigers and Hitmen will renew acquaintances at the Taber Arena in Taber, Alta. on Saturday, September 14 (7:00 p.m. MT) as the other WHL pre-season matchup in Alberta outside a WHL Club market.

The city of Warman, Sask. will again play host to WHL pre-season action as the Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades return to the northern Saskatchewan city for a game on Friday, September 6 (7:00 p.m. CT). The second pre-season meeting between the Brandon Wheat Kings and Winnipeg ICE will take place at Stride Arena in Portage, Man. on Saturday, September 7 (7:00 p.m. CT).

The Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek, B.C., will play host to a pair of WHL pre-season games between the Oil Kings and Cougars. The Oil Kings will serve as the home team on Thursday, September 12 (7:00 p.m. PT) while the Cougars will have home-ice advantage on Saturday, September 14 (1:00 p.m. PT).

The 2019-20 WHL Regular Season schedule will be unveiled in late June.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2019 WHL pre-season schedule.

# Visitor Home Day Date Local Time Venue
1 Regina Moose Jaw Tuesday 8/27/2019 7:00 PM Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK
2 Seattle Vancouver Friday 8/30/2019 11:30 AM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
3 Moose Jaw Swift Current Friday 8/30/2019 3:00 PM Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
4 Portland Spokane Friday 8/30/2019 3:00 PM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
5 Saskatoon Regina Friday 8/30/2019 7:00 PM Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
6 Tri-City Everett Friday 8/30/2019 7:00 PM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
7 Victoria Kelowna Friday 8/30/2019 7:05 PM Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
8 Vancouver Portland Saturday 8/31/2019 11:30 AM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
9 Saskatoon Moose Jaw Saturday 8/31/2019 3:00 PM Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
10 Tri-City Seattle Saturday 8/31/2019 3:00 PM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
11 Swift Current Regina Saturday 8/31/2019 7:00 PM Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
12 Spokane Everett Saturday 8/31/2019 7:00 PM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
13 Victoria Kamloops Saturday 8/31/2019 7:00 PM Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
14 Spokane Vancouver Sunday 9/1/2019 11:30 AM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
15 Kelowna Kamloops Sunday 9/1/2019 2:00 PM Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
16 Portland Tri-City Sunday 9/1/2019 3:00 PM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
17 Seattle Everett Sunday 9/1/2019 7:00 PM Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
18 Red Deer Edmonton Tuesday 9/3/2019 7:00 PM Downtown Community Arena – Edmonton, AB
19 Swift Current Medicine Hat Wednesday 9/4/2019 7:00 PM Irvine Sports Complex – Irvine, AB
20 Moose Jaw Prince Albert Wednesday 9/4/2019 7:00 PM Art Hauser Centre – Prince Albert, SK
21 Regina Swift Current Thursday 9/5/2019 7:00 PM Innovation Credit Union i-Plex – Swift Current, SK
22 Portland Tri-City Thursday 9/5/2019 7:05 PM Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
23 Portland Spokane Friday 9/6/2019 3:00 PM Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
24 Prince George Kamloops Friday 9/6/2019 4:30 PM Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC
25 Winnipeg Brandon Friday 9/6/2019 7:30 PM Westoba Place – Brandon, MB
26 Calgary Edmonton Friday 9/6/2019 7:00 PM Downtown Community Arena – Edmonton, AB
27 Lethbridge Red Deer Friday 9/6/2019 7:00 PM Westerner Park Centrium – Red Deer, AB
28 Prince Albert Saskatoon Friday 9/6/2019 7:00 PM Legends Centre – Warman, SK
29 Seattle Tri-City Friday 9/6/2019 7:05 PM Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
30 Victoria Vancouver Friday 9/6/2019 7:30 PM Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC
31 Kamloops Victoria Saturday 9/7/2019 11:00 AM Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC
32 Portland Seattle Saturday 9/7/2019 3:00 PM Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
33 Kelowna Everett Saturday 9/7/2019 4:00 PM Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC
34 Edmonton Calgary Saturday 9/7/2019 7:00 PM Seven Chiefs Sportsplex – Calgary, AB
35 Red Deer Lethbridge Saturday 9/7/2019 7:00 PM Enmax Centre – Lethbridge, AB
36 Prince Albert Moose Jaw Saturday 9/7/2019 7:00 PM Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK
37 Medicine Hat Regina Saturday 9/7/2019 7:00 PM Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
38 Brandon Winnipeg Saturday 9/7/2019 7:00 PM Stride Place – Portage, MB
39 Prince George Vancouver Saturday 9/7/2019 7:00 PM Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC
40 Spokane Tri-City Saturday 9/7/2019 7:05 PM Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
41 Victoria Everett Sunday 9/8/2019 1:00 PM Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC
42 Kamloops Vancouver Sunday 9/8/2019 5:00 PM Langley Events Centre – Vancouver, BC
43 Prince George Kelowna Sunday 9/8/2019 5:05 PM Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
44 Everett Seattle Tuesday 9/10/2019 7:05 PM accesso ShoWare Center – Kent, WA
45 Prince George Edmonton Thursday 9/12/2019 7:00 PM Encana Events Centre – Dawson Creek, BC
46 Swift Current Lethbridge Friday 9/13/2019 7:00 PM Enmax Centre – Lethbridge, AB
47 Brandon Moose Jaw Friday 9/13/2019 7:00 PM Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK
48 Medicine Hat Red Deer Friday 9/13/2019 7:00 PM Westerner Park Centrium – Red Deer, AB
49 Prince Albert Regina Friday 9/13/2019 7:00 PM Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
50 Winnipeg Saskatoon Friday 9/13/2019 7:00 PM SaskTel Centre – Saskatoon, SK
51 Kelowna Kamloops Friday 9/13/2019 7:00 PM Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
52 Edmonton Prince George Saturday 9/14/2019 1:00 PM Encana Events Centre – Dawson Creek, BC
53 Moose Jaw Brandon Saturday 9/14/2019 7:30 PM Westoba Place – Brandon, MB
54 Calgary Medicine Hat Saturday 9/14/2019 7:00 PM Taber Arena – Taber, AB
55 Regina Prince Albert Saturday 9/14/2019 7:00 PM Art Hauser Centre – Prince Albert, SK
56 Winnipeg Saskatoon Saturday 9/14/2019 7:00 PM SaskTel Centre – Saskatoon, SK
57 Lethbridge Swift Current Saturday 9/14/2019 7:00 PM Innovation Credit Union i-Plex – Swift Current, SK
58 Kamloops Kelowna Saturday 9/14/2019 7:05 PM Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
59 Spokane Tri-City Saturday 9/14/2019 7:05 PM Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
60 Red Deer Calgary Sunday 9/15/2019 2:00 PM Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB

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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