Hockey/WHL: Pre-season action + opening weekend dates


by Su Ring / Hockey Writer

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

While the NHL and NHLPA dicker on about salaries and other issues, the Western Hockey League is gearing up for the start of the 2012/2013 regular season. Pre-season action is already in full swing. For those of you needing a hockey fix, check out some of these teams:

Friday, September 14 (Pre-Season/All times local)

5:00pm  Victoria Royals @ Vancouver Giants

7:30pm  Moose Jaw Warriors @ Brandon Wheat Kings

7:00pm  Kootenay Ice @ Lethbridge Hurricanes

7:00pm  Saskatoon Blades @ Regina Pats

7:30pm  Edmonton Oil Kings @ Red Deer Rebels

7:00pm  Prince George Cougars @ Kamloops Blazers

7:05pm  Spokane Chiefs @ Tri City Americans

7:35pm  Everett Silvertips @ Seattle Thunderbirds


Saturday, September 15 (Pre-Season/all times local)

2:00pm Vancouver Giants @ Victoria Royals

7:00pm  Lethbridge Hurricanes @ Calgary Hitmen

7:00pm  Prince Albert Raiders @ Swift Current Broncos

7:00pm  Brandon Wheat Kings @ Moose Jaw Warriors

7:05pm  Tri City Americans @ Kelowna Rockets

7:05pm  Seattle Thunderbirds @ Everett Silvertips

7:05pm  Regina Pats @ Saskatoon Blades

7:30pm  Medicine Hat Tigers @ Red Deer Rebels


Sunday, September 16 (Pre-Season/all times local)

2:00pm  Kootenay Ice @ Calgary Hitmen


Thursday, September 20 (Season Opener/all times local)

7:00pm  Kootenay Ice @ Edmonton Oil Kings


Friday, September 21 (Season Opener/all times local)

7:00pm  Kelowna Rockets @ Calgary Hitmen

7:00pm  Medicine Hat Tigers @ Lethbridge Hurricanes

7:00pm  Swift Current Broncos @ Moose Jaw Warriors

7:00pm  Seattle Thunderbirds @ Portland Winterhawks

7:00pm  Saskatoon Blades @ Prince Albert Raiders

7:30pm  Regina Pats @ Brandon Wheat Kings

7:30pm  Calgary Hitmen @ Red Deer Rebels

7:30pm  Victoria Royals @ Vancouver Giants


Saturday, September 22 (Season Opener/all times local)

7:00pm  Kootenay Ice @ Calgary Hitmen

7:00pm  Brandon Wheat Kings @ Regina Pats

7:00pm  Moose Jaw Warriors @ Swift Current Broncos

7:05pm  Prince George Cougars @ Everett Silvertips

7:05pm  Kamloops Blazers @ Kelowna Rockets

7:05pm  Prince Albert Raiders @ Saskatoon Blades

7:05pm  Portland Winterhawks @ Seattle Thunderbirds

7:05pm  Spokane Chiefs @ Tri City Americans

7:05pm  Vancouver Giants @ Victoria Rebels

7:30pm  Lethbridge Hurricanes @ Medicine Hat Tigers


Sunday, September 23 (Season Opener/all times local)

2:00pm  Red Deer Rebels @ Edmonton Oil Kings

5:05pm  Prince George Cougars @ Everett Silvertips

5:05pm  Portland Winterhawks @ Tri City Americans


You can follow all of the action online at the WHL’s website. Just click here. Once on the website, you can click on any team’s logo to be taken to their website.