SPARTANS ANNOUNCE 2017-18 BCIHL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

SPARTANS ANNOUNCE 2017-18 BCIHL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s hockey team will begin its quest for its first ever BCIHL championship Oct. 6 when the Spartans open their regular season schedule with a championship series rematch in Victoria. The Spartans full 2017-18 preseason and regular season schedule was officially unveiled Friday.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
•    The Spartans open the season on the road Oct. 6 with a rematch of last year’s BCIHL championship series.
       o    Victoria beat TWU in Game 3 of the title series at the Langley Events Centre.
•    The Spartans will play Vancouver Island University, who is in its inaugural season in the BCIHL, for the first time Oct. 7 in Nanaimo, B.C.
•    TWU’s home-opener is Oct. 13 against VIU, which marks the first of a season-long five-game homestand that will see the Spartans remain in Langley for more than a month.
•    A trip to Castlegar, B.C. for a game on Nov. 10 will see Selkirk and TWU meet for the first time since the Spartans eliminated the Saints from the playoffs last year.
       o    Last year’s playoff victory over Selkirk snapped the Saints four-year championship run.
•    TWU caps the regular season on home ice against Victoria Mar. 2.  
•    The Spartans preseason schedule includes the first ever Captains Cup, which will feature UBC, Simon Fraser and TWU in a round robin exhibition, with the top team earning the “Captains Cup.”

2017-18 Spartans Men’s Hockey Schedule (All Times PDT)
Preseason
Sept. 16 – @ Simon Fraser – 7 p.m. (Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre) | Captains Cup
Sept. 22 – @ Concordia (Edmonton) – 6 p.m.
Sept. 23 – @ MacEwan – 6 p.m.
Sept. 30 – @ UBC – 2 p.m. | Captains Cup

Regular Season (home games at the Langley Events Centre unless otherwise noted)
Oct. 6 – @ Victoria – 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 – @ Vancouver Island – 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 – vs. Vancouver Island – 7 p.m.
Oct. 20 – vs. Victoria – 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 – vs. Simon Fraser – 7 p.m.
Oct. 28 – vs. Eastern Washington – 7 p.m.
Nov. 4 – vs. Vancouver Island – 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 – @ Selkirk – 7 p.m.
Nov. 11 – @ Eastern Washington – 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 – vs. Selkirk – 7 p.m.
Nov. 25 – vs. Vancouver Island – 7 p.m.
Dec. 2 – @ Simon Fraser – 7 p.m.
Jan. 5 – @ Eastern Washington – 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 – @ Eastern Washington – 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 – @ Selkirk – 7 p.m.
Jan. 13 – @ Selkirk – 7 p.m.
Jan. 18 – vs. Simon Fraser – 7 p.m.
Jan. 20 – vs. Victoria – 1 p.m.
Feb. 3 – @ Simon Fraser – 7 p.m.
Feb. 9 – vs. Eastern Washington – 7 p.m. (Aldergrove Community Arena)
Feb. 12 – @ Simon Fraser – 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 – vs. Selkirk – 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 – @ Victoria – 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 – @ Vancouver Island – 7 p.m.
Mar. 2 – vs. Victoria – 7 p.m.
 
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