Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Press Release

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League today announced the Pre-Season schedule for the 2013-14 season.  The schedule includes 59 games beginning on Tuesday, August 27, and concluding on Sunday, September 15.  The pre-season schedule also features four tournaments with the Edmonton Oil Kings and Everett Silvertips hosting tournaments on the August 30 - September 1 weekend, the Tri-City Americans hosting their annual tournament over the September 5 - 7 weekend and the annual Crowsnest Pass tournament running September 13 - 15. 

The Everett Silvertips Pre-season Classic runs August 30 – September 1 and will feature all five U.S. Division Clubs, the host Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans along with the Victoria Royals.  The Edmonton Oil Kings’ Pre-Season tournament begins Saturday, September 1 and features six WHL Clubs including the host Oil Kings, Calgary Hitmen, Medicine Hat Tigers, Prince George Cougars, Red Deer Rebels and Swift Current Broncos.  The games will be played out of the Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert, AB.  The Tri-City Americans Pre-Season Tournament will again feature all five U.S. Division Clubs including the host Americans, Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds and the Spokane Chiefs, and the Kootenay Ice.  The Crowsnest Pass tournament runs September 13 - 15 and features the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Kootenay Ice and Calgary Hitmen.

The 2013 WHL Pre-Season schedule also features games in seven communities outside the 22 WHL Club markets, exposing the WHL to new fans across Western Canada.  In Alberta, WHL fans will have the opportunity to watch pre-season action in the Crowsnest Pass, Lacombe, St. Albert, Stettler and Taber.  In British Columbia, the Vancouver Giants will three games out of their practice facility in Ladner.  In Saskatchewan, the residents of Warman will be treated to the Prince Albert Raiders facing the Saskatoon Blades.

The 792 game 2013-14 WHL Regular Season schedule will be released on Wednesday, June 26, at 11:00am MT.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2013 WHL Pre-Season Schedule.

(Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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