Monday, June 24, 2013

BCHL Announces 2013-14 Regular Season Schedule:


The BC Hockey League released its 2013-14 schedule earlier today. The season starts on Friday, September 6th with four games at the Bauer BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack. The marquee matchup on opening night is between the Fred Page Cup champion Surrey Eagles and the West Kelowna Warriors.

As for last year's Fred Page Cup runner-up, the Penticton Vees, open the season against the Victoria Grizzlies. The Eagles and Vees play again, with much less at stake this time around, on Saturday, December 7th in Penticton.

In total, 928 games are scheduled between September 6th and March 1st. The complete schedule is available here: http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/schedules.cfm?selectedMonth=9&selectedYear=2013&selectedTeamID=&selectedOfficialID=0&leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&embedLID=2393&embedCID=1413&whichSched=main&mixed=1

SCHEDULE NOTES

Season-Opening Night: Friday, September 6 – Penticton @ Victoria, Merritt @ Coquitlam, Trail @ Langley, Surrey @ West Kelowna – all at the Bauer BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack at Prospera Centre.

First Meeting of 2013 Fred Page Cup Finalists:
Surrey @ Penticton – Saturday, Dec. 7.

Busiest Days: Friday, Oct. 4, Saturday, Oct. 5, Friday, Oct. 11, Friday, Nov. 15, Friday, Feb. 21 – 8 games.
  
Trade Deadline Day: Friday, Jan. 10 – 7 games.

Regular Season Concludes: Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014.

Bob Beatty makes his regular season debut as Cowichan Valley's head coach as the Capitals face Prince George Sept. 7 at the Showcase . . . Beatty's debut at the Island Savings Centre is Sept. 14 as Cowichan Valley welcomes Alberni Valley . . . Barry Wolff returns to the BCHL as Coquitlam's bench boss on Sept. 6 at the Showcase against Merritt . . . Wolff's steps behind the bench at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre for the first time with the Express on Sept. 21 against Langley . . . Peter Schaefer takes the helm of the Eagles as head coach on Sept. 6 at the Showcase versus West Kelowna . . . Schaefer makes his debut as head coach at the South Surrey Arena on Sept. 13, hosting the Rivermen . . . Langley associate coach and assistant GM Jon Calvano faces Coquitlam Sept. 20 at the Langley Events Centre for the first time since being fired by the Express . . . Penticton Vees are the team with the latest home debut – Sept. 27 against Merritt. 

Here's the release from the BC Hockey League's website:

The BCHL has released its regular-season schedule for the 2013-14 campaign.

Visitors to the BCHL website (www.bchl.ca) can find each team's slate of games for the upcoming season or simply view the entire schedule month by month.

Under the 'Scoreboard' menu tab, the 'BCHL Scoreboard' page offers fans a chance to look at the matchups for any given night. By simply using the drop-down menu, users can sort by month and click into each date to see that night's games.

Also under the 'Scoreboard' menu tab, users can view an enire month's worth of games on the 'League Schedule' page simply by clicking whichever month they'd like to see from the horizontal calendar. Here, users can also sort the schedule by team or by division by using the drop-down menu.

The league announced its Bauer BCHL Showcase schedule earlier this month. That event runs Sept. 6 to 8 and those games are included in the regular-season schedule now posted on the website.

The first games after the Showcase will be Friday, Sept. 13 and the regular season concludes on Saturday, March 1.

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