July 17th, 2024

WHL unveils 2024-25 regular season schedule

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on June 26, 2024.

sports@medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews

The Western Hockey League has released its 748-game regular season schedule.

The regular season gets underway Sept. 20 and wraps up March 23, 2025 with the playoffs starting a week later.

The Medicine Hat Tigers open the season against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sept. 21 at Co-op Place, and finish March 23 at Calgary against the Hitmen.

Some other notables from the Tigers’ schedule include:

— Four of the first six games of the year are against the Red Deer Rebels, a rematch of the first-round playoff series last year.

– The defending WHL champion Moose Jaw Warriors are at Co-op Place on Oct. 5.

– The Tigers host the B.C division this year, starting with the Vancouver Giants at Co-op Place on Oct. 12. The Prince George Cougars are in town Oct. 16, Victoria Royals on Nov. 15, Kamloops Blazers Feb. 22 and Kelowna Rockets on March 4.

– The Tigers only face Swift Curren four times this season with their move to the East division. The first time being Dec. 4 at Swift Current.

– Teddy Bear Toss night is Dec. 7 against the Oil Kings.

– The Tigers’ U.S. road trip will be after Christmas, Jan. 24 to Feb. 1, starting against the Spokane Chiefs. They face the Tri-City Americans on Jan. 25, Wenatchee Wild on Jan. 28, Everett Silvertips on Jan. 29, Portland Winterhawks on Jan. 31 and Seattle Thunderbirds on Feb. 1.

– They’ll host the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Family Day (Feb. 17) for a 2 p.m. contest. That is the only afternoon game at Co-op Place this season.

– Fan appreciation night is Mar. 22 at Co-op Place against the Hurricanes. Tigers end the season the next night in Calgary, a Sunday afternoon contest.

– The Tigers have three 3-in-3s this season, Dec. 13, 14, 15: at Moose Jaw, vs. Lethbridge and at Lethbridge. Dec. 28, 29, 30: vs Lethbridge, at Calgary and vs Calgary. Feb. 21, 22, 23: vs Edm, vs Kamloops, at Edm.

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