Training camps across the Maritime Hockey League will open through the month of August.
MHL president Brian Whitehead says excitement is building for the new season.
“These are exciting times. The league is coming off a really successful playoff with sold out buildings in Edmundston, Yarmouth and more. We’re looking for that momentum to continue. We are very excited to have our new franchise in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, the Rapids. Our general managers are extremely enthusiastic about the upcoming season. We can’t wait to get started. Best of luck to all of our players in training camps, who will no doubt work hard to earn a spot on their respective teams.”
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The exhibition schedule begins with the defending Eastlink South Division champion Yarmouth Junior A Mariners visiting the South Shore Lumberjacks on Wednesday, August 29th at 7pm.
The 52nd MHL regular season starts on Thursday, September 13th as the Valley Wildcats head to New Glasgow to take on the Pictou County Weeks Crushers.
The following night, Friday, September 14th, the Summerside Western Capitals head to Bridgewater to tangle with the South Shore Lumberjacks, and the Yarmouth Mariners play their home opener at the ‘Fishtank’ against the Campbellton Tigers.
Then, on Saturday, September 15th, the Truro Bearcats open the season in St. Stephen against the Aces, the Wildcats head to Amherst as the Fred Page Cup host Ramblers begin their season Yarmouth will host Summerside and the defending MHL champion Edmundston Blizzard visit the Miramichi Timberwolves.
An action packed first weekend wraps up on Sunday, September 16th with the MHL debut of the Grand Falls Rapids. They host the Blizzard at 3pm at the E. & P. Sénéchal Centre.
In October, the MHL Showcase will be held at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow. Games will take place on Monday, October 8th and Tuesday, October 9th.
You can find the full exhibition and regular season schedules on our website.
MHL Director of Communications