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East Division Schedules Released for Wheat Kings, ICE

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East Division Schedules Released for Wheat Kings, ICE

On Wednesday afternoon, the Western Hockey League announced the release of its East Division schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 WHL season. Set to feature teams from each division facing off solely against one another in various forms, the league has now officially begun play in some of its geographical locations.

Featuring hub city bubbles – much like that of Toronto and Edmonton from the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs last summer – the East Division will see its regular season schedule played out of the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Beginning on Friday, March 12, each of the seven divisional teams will play 24 games (against one another) in Regina over a span of two months, concluding at the end of April. Those 24 games will be evenly distributed amongst each team’s six opponents, facing off four times against each club. Games will run through April 28.

Brandon will see the season begin on Friday against Moose Jaw and conclude on April 28 against Saskatoon. The team will participate in six back-to-back game situations. Winnipeg will begin play the following day against the Wheat Kings, and finish its season one day earlier on April 27. The ICE will also see six back-to-backs this year. Neither team will play the same opponent twice in a row this season.

Making up the East Division are the Brandon Wheat Kings, Winnipeg ICE, Saskatoon Blades, Moose Jaw Warriors, Regina Pats, Swift Current Broncos and Prince Albert Raiders. There will be 84 total games played between East Division teams.

“The WHL has developed an extensive set of protocols and believe the protective Hub environment will provide a high standard of safety, for not only players and staff, but the Regina community at large,” read a statement issued by the league. “The WHL will implement an ongoing weekly private PCR testing strategy.”

Further details include enhanced daily screening for all players, team staff, officials and billets, while masks must be worn by all involved except when on-ice for games and practices. Coaches will wear masks at all times.

Full Brandon Wheat Kings Schedule:

Date Away Home Time Venue
Fri, Mar 12 BDN MJ 4:00 PM CST Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sat, Mar 13 WPG BDN 8:00 PM CST Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Tue, Mar 16 BDN PA 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Thu, Mar 18 SC BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sat, Mar 20 BDN REG 8:00 PM CDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Mon, Mar 22 SAS BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Mar 24 MJ BDN 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Thu, Mar 25 BDN WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sun, Mar 28 BDN SC 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Tue, Mar 30 PA BDN 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Thu, Apr 1 REG BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sun, Apr 4 BDN SAS 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Mon, Apr 5 BDN PA 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Apr 7 SC BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Fri, Apr 9 BDN REG 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sun, Apr 11 SAS BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Tue, Apr 13 BDN MJ 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Apr 14 WPG BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sat, Apr 17 MJ BDN 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sun, Apr 18 BDN WPG 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Apr 21 BDN SC 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sat, Apr 24 PA BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sun, Apr 25 REG BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Apr 28 BDN SAS 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK

 

Full Winnipeg ICE Schedule:

Date Away Home Time Venue
Sat, Mar 13 WPG BDN 8:00 PM CST Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Mon, Mar 15 SC WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Mar 17 WPG SAS 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Thu, Mar 18 WPG MJ 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sun, Mar 21 PA WPG 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Tue, Mar 23 REG WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Thu, Mar 25 BDN WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Fri, Mar 26 WPG SC 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sun, Mar 28 MJ WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Mar 31 SAS WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Fri, Apr 2 WPG PA 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sat, Apr 3 WPG REG 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Tue, Apr 6 WPG SAS 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Apr 7 WPG MJ 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sat, Apr 10 PA WPG 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Mon, Apr 12 REG WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Apr 14 WPG BDN 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Fri, Apr 16 SC WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Sun, Apr 18 BDN WPG 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Mon, Apr 19 WPG SC 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Wed, Apr 21 MJ WPG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Fri, Apr 23 SAS WPG 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Mon, Apr 26 WPG PA 4:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
Tue, Apr 27 WPG REG 8:00 PM MDT Brandt Centre – Regina, SK

WHL fans can look forward to taking in games across the whole league through the newly-launched WHL Live on CHL TV. More details available by visiting watch.CHL.ca.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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