WHEAT KINGS, WHL RELEASE 2018-19 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Brandon, Manitoba – The Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with the Western Hockey League have unveiled their 2018-19 regular season schedule.
The schedule will begin with a home and home series with the defending Eastern Division pennant winning Moose Jaw Warriors, beginning with the hockey club’s Home Opener on Friday, September 21st. The two teams will then face off the following night in Moose Jaw.
Of Brandon’s thirty-four (34) regular season home games, twenty-six (26) will be played on weekends and holidays.
The Wheat Kings will play thirteen Friday night home games, nine on Saturdays, two more on Sundays, one on Monday, February 18th Louis Riel Family Day and another on Thursday, December 27th as Brandon kicks off its post Christmas schedule against the visiting Regina Pats.
Rounding out the home schedule will be four Tuesdays and four Wednesday night games.
The Wheat Kings will bring the curtain down on the 2018-19 regular season with a home an home series with the Regina Pats on Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th.
Brandon will play two of its Eastern Division rivals (Regina and Moose Jaw) a total of eight games this year (four at home and four away). The Wheat Kings will face Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Swift Current (three at home and three away) while playing all Central Division clubs twice at Westoba Place and twice away from home.
Western Manitoba hockey fans will have the opportunity to see the WHL’s five American based clubs this coming season.
Spokane @ Brandon – Tuesday October 16th
Everett @ Brandon – Friday, October 19th
Tri-Cities @ Brandon – Sunday, November 11th
Seattle @ Brandon – Friday, January 4th
Portland @ Brandon – Tuesday, January 8th
Meanwhile the Wheat Kings will travel to B.C. for its annual west coast road trip in October, beginning with back to back games against Central Division clubs (Lethbridge and Kootenay) on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23rd and 24th. Brandon will then play the Royals in Victoria on Saturday, October 27th, the Wheat Kings will be in Vancouver on Sunday, October 28th, they’ll take on the Cougars in Prince George on Tuesday, October 30th before closing out the 7-game excursion with games in Kamloops and Kelowna on November 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Some other observations of this year’s schedule include the following;
– Brandon plays two home games in September, five in October, seven in November, five in December, six in January, seven in February and only two during the final month of the regular season in March as Westoba Place will host the 2019 Brier.
– Wheat Kings will close out their pre-Christmas schedule with a home and home series with the Saskatoon Blades on Friday and Saturday, December 14th and 15th.
– The Wheat Kings’ Sportsman’s Dinner will be held on Thursday, February 7th. The annual Scholarship Foundation event will be followed by games on Friday, February 8th against the visiting Swift Current Broncos.
– Brandon will host two games over the Christmas break – Thursday, December 27th against Regina and Sunday, December 30th vs Moose Jaw.
– The Wheat Kings will feature a six game home stand in November and a 5-gamer in October.
– The club’s Annual Remembrance Day game will be played at 2:30pm on Sunday, November 11th against visiting Tri City Americans.
2018-19 BRANDON WHEAT KINGS’ SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept 21st vs Moose Jaw Saturday, Sept. 22nd @ Moose Jaw
Saturday, September 29th vs. Lethbridge Friday, Oct. 5th @ Moose Jaw
Friday, October 12th vs. Moose Jaw Saturday, Oct. 6th @ Regina
Saturday, October 13th vs. Swift Current Tuesday, Oct. 23rd @ Lethbridge
Tuesday, October 16th vs. Spokane Wed. Oct. 24th @ Kootenay Ice
Friday, October 19th vs. Everett Saturday, Oct. 27th @ Victoria
Saturday, October 20th vs. Calgary Sunday, Oct. 28th @ Vancouver
Friday, November 9th vs. Red Deer Tuesday, Oct. 30th @ Prince George
Sunday, November 11th vs. Tri City Friday, Nov. 2nd @ Kamloops
Friday, November 16th vs. Medicine Hat Saturday, Nov. 3rd @ Kelowna
Saturday, November 17th vs. Prince Albert Wednesday, Nov. 28th @ Swift Current
Wednesday, November 21st vs Edmonton Saturday, Dec. 1st @ Swift Current
Friday, November 23rd vs. Lethbridge Saturday, Dec. 8th @ Prince Albert
Friday, November 30th vs. Regina Friday, Dec. 14th @ Saskatoon
Tuesday, December 4th vs. Medicine Hat Friday, Dec. 28th @ Regina
Friday, December 7th vs. Prince Albert Monday, Dec. 31st @ Moose Jaw
Saturday, December 15th vs. Saskatoon Saturday, Jan. 6th @ Saskatoon
Thursday, December 27th vs. Regina Saturday, Jan. 12th @ Moose Jaw
Sunday, December 30th vs. Moose Jaw Sunday, Jan. 13th @ Swift Current
Friday, January 4th vs. Seattle Friday, Jan. 25th @ Regina
Tuesday, January 8th vs. Portland Tuesday, Jan. 29th @ Edmonton
Friday, January 11th vs. Red Deer Wednesday, Jan. 30th @ Red Deer
Friday, January 18th vs. Kootenay Friday, Feb. 1st @ Calgary
Saturday, January 19th vs. Kootenay Saturday, Feb. 2nd @ Medicine Hat
Saturday, January 26th vs. Regina Sunday, Feb. 10th @ Saskatoon
Tuesday, February 5th vs Saskatoon Friday, Feb. 15th @ Prince Albert
Friday, February 8th vs. Swift Current Saturday, Feb. 23rd @ Prince Albert
Wednesday, February 13th vs. Edmonton Friday, March 1st @ Calgary
Saturday, February 16th vs. Prince Albert Saturday, March 2nd @ Edmonton
Monday, February 18th vs. Swift Current Tuesday, March 5th @ Kootenay
Wednesday, February 20th vs. Calgary Wednesday, March 6th @ Lethbridge
Friday, February 22nd vs. Saskatoon Friday, March 8th @ Red Deer
Wednesday, March 13th vs. Moose Jaw Saturday, March 9th @ Medicine Hat
Saturday, March 16th vs. Regina Friday, March 15th @ Regina
The Wheat Kings, who finished fourth in the WHL’s Eastern Division this past season with a record of 40-27-3-2, will open up training camp in late August and will play four pre-season games, including two on home ice (September 7th and 14th).
2018-19 Season Tickets are on sale now at the Wheat Kings’ office or by calling (204) 726-3535.
As of last week, close to 1,900 season ticket packages had been purchased for the upcoming season.