Thursday, July 4, 2013

OHL Announces 2013 Exhibition Schedule

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the exhibition game schedule for the 2013-14 season.

The schedule includes 49 games beginning on Friday August 30, 2013, and ending on Sunday September 15, 2013.

Included in the 49 game schedule are a series of off-site matchups in various communities across Ontario such as Kemptville (Sept. 3), Rockland (Sept. 6), Hanover (Sept. 8), Whitby (Sept. 8), Ajax (Sept. 10), Pickering (Sept. 11), Smiths Falls (Sept. 11), St. Thomas (Sept. 14), and Caledon (Sept. 15).  The game in Rockland on Friday September 6, features the Ottawa 67’s against the Gatineau Olympiques in the first of two inter-league games before the 67’s visit their QMJHL neighbour on Saturday September 7.  The North Bay Battalion will also hold a pair of exhibition games in Temiscaming, Quebec, including Friday September 7, and Saturday September 14.  Additional off-site games include the Erie Otters hosting the Niagara IceDogs at Mercyhurst Arena on Saturday August 31, while the Mississauga Steelheads will host a pair of exhibition games at Port Credit Arena on Sunday September 1, and at Vic Johnston Arena on Saturday September 7.

The 680-game OHL regular season opens on Thursday September 19, 2013.

2013 OHL Exhibition Game Schedule:

1. Fri., Aug. 30 Sarnia at London 7:30

 2. Sat., Aug. 31 Niagara at Erie 5:00 (Mercyhurst)
 3. Sat., Aug. 31 Windsor vs. Plymouth 7:05 (Location TBA)
 4. Sat., Aug. 31 London at Sarnia 7:05

 5. Sun., Sept. 1 Peterborough at Belleville 2:00
 6. Sun., Sept. 1 North Bay at Kitchener 2:00
 7. Sun., Sept. 1 Guelph vs. Mississauga 2:00 (Port Credit Arena)
 8. Sun., Sept. 1 Barrie at Owen Sound 2:00

 9. Mon,. Sept. 2 Owen Sound at Barrie 6:00
10. Mon,. Sept. 2 North Bay at Guelph 2:00
11. Mon,. Sept. 2 Erie at Niagara 2:00
12. Mon,. Sept. 2 Oshawa at Peterborough 2:05
13. Mon,. Sept. 2 Plymouth at Windsor 2:05

14. Tues., Sept. 3 Kingston vs. Ottawa 7:00 (Kemptville)
15. Thurs., Sept. 5 Oshawa at Niagara 7:00
16. Thurs., Sept. 5 Belleville at Peterborough 7:05

17. Fri., Sept. 6 Mississauga at Guelph 7:30
18. Fri., Sept. 6 Oshawa at Kingston 7:00
19. Fri., Sept. 6 Gatineau vs. Ottawa 7:30  (Rockland)
20. Fri., Sept. 6 Sault Ste. Marie at Saginaw 7:05
21. Fri., Sept. 6 Kitchener at Sudbury 7:30
22. Fri., Sept. 6 Sarnia at Windsor 7:05

23. Sat., Sept. 7 Guelph at Barrie 7:30
24. Sat., Sept. 7 Kingston vs. Belleville 7:05
25. Sat., Sept. 7 Ottawa at Gatineau 7:00
26. Sat., Sept. 7 Owen Sound  vs. Mississauga 2:00 (Vic Johnston Arena)
27. Sat., Sept. 7 Kitchener  vs. North Bay  2:00  (Temiscaming, PQ)
28. Sat., Sept. 7 Windsor at Sarnia 7:05
29. Sat., Sept. 7 Saginaw at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07

30. Sun., Sept. 8 Erie vs. Owen Sound 2:00 (Hanover)
31. Sun., Sept. 8 Niagara vs. Oshawa  2:00 (Whitby)

32. Tues., Sept. 10 Peterborough vs.Oshawa 7:00 (Ajax)

33. Wed,. Sept. 11 Kingston vs. Oshawa 7:00  (Pickering)
34. Wed,. Sept. 11 Belleville  vs. Ottawa 7:00  (Smiths Falls)

35. Thurs., Sept. 12 North Bay at Peterborough 7:05

36. Fri., Sept. 13 Barrie at Guelph 7:30
37. Fri., Sept. 13 Belleville at Kingston 7:00
38. Fri., Sept. 13 Erie at Kitchener 7:30
39. Fri., Sept. 13 Plymouth at London 7:30
40. Fri., Sept. 13 Sarnia at Saginaw 7:05
41. Fri., Sept. 13 Sault Ste. Marie at Sudbury 7:30
42. Fri., Sept. 13 Niagara at Windsor 7:05

43. Sat., Sept. 14 Peterborough vs. North Bay 2:00 (Temiscaming, PQ)
44. Sat., Sept. 14 Kitchener   at Niagara 7:00
45. Sat., Sept. 14 Mississauga at Owen Sound 7:00
46. Sat., Sept. 14 London vs. Plymouth 7:00 (St. Thomas Timken Centre)
47. Sat., Sept. 14 Saginaw at Sarnia 7:05
48. Sat., Sept. 14 Sudbury at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07

49. Sun., Sept. 15 Erie vs. Mississauga 2:00 (Caledon East)

The 2013 OHL Exhibition Game schedule is subject to change including the potential for additional games to be added at a later date.


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

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