Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Exhibition Game Schedule for the 2018-19 season.
The Storm will play four pre season games. Three on home ice and one on the road kicking off the exhibition season on Friday, September 1st at 7pm against the Peterborough Petes. The Mississauga Steelheads visit the Sleeman Centre on Sunday, September 3rd for a 2pm puck drop and the final home game is on Saturday, September 15th against the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7pm. The lone away pre season game is played against the Steelheads on September 14th at 7pm.
The schedule includes 46 games from Friday August 31 through Sunday September 16 and features a pair of showcase events in Buffalo and Kitchener taking place during the opening weekend of exhibition play August 31 to September 2.
The second annual HarborCenter OHL Showcase brings four teams together in Buffalo for a round-robin trio of games each to be played between the host Erie Otters, the Flint Firebirds, Hamilton Bulldogs, and Windsor Spitfires. Kitchener’s Preseason Showcase will also feature four teams and a total of six weekend games played between the host Rangers, the North Bay Battalion, Saginaw Spirit, and the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Additional interleague games highlight the pre-season schedule including a September 14 matchup between the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Sudbury Wolves to be played in Timmins. The Ottawa 67’s will also play a pair against the Gatineau Olympiques across the river on September 14 and in Orleans on September 16.
All OHL clubs are currently scheduled to play between two and five exhibition contests with the potential for additional games still to be added in the coming months.
The 2018-19 OHL Regular Season Schedule will be announced in full on Tuesday September 12.
2018 OHL Exhibition Game Schedule:
Fri. Aug 31 Saginaw vs. North Bay 2:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)
Fri. Aug 31 Hamilton vs. Flint 4:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)
Fri. Aug 31 Moncton (QMJHL) vs. Kitchener 7:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)
Fri. Aug 31 Windsor vs. Erie 7:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)
Fri. Aug 31 Oshawa at Mississauga 7:00 (Hershey Rink 2)
Fri. Aug 31 Barrie at Niagara 7:00
Fri. Aug 31 Ottawa at Sudbury 7:05
Fri. Aug 31 Sarnia at London 7:30
Sat. Sept 1 Moncton (QMJHL) vs. North Bay 2:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)
Sat. Sept 1 Windsor vs. Hamilton 2:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)
Sat. Sept 1 Saginaw vs. Kitchener 7:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)
Sat. Sept 1 Flint vs. Erie 7:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)
Sat. Sept 1 Peterborough at Guelph 7:00
Sat. Sept 1 London at Sarnia 7:05
Sun. Sept 2 Moncton (QMJHL) vs. Saginaw 11:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)
Sun. Sept 2 Flint vs. Windsor 12:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)
Sun. Sept 2 Ottawa at Kingston 2:00
Sun. Sept 2 Sudbury at Owen Sound 2:00
Sun. Sept 2 North Bay vs. Kitchener 2:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)
Sun. Sept 2 Oshawa at Peterborough 2:05
Sun. Sept 2 Hamilton vs. Erie 3:15 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)
Mon. Sept 3 Mississauga at Guelph 2:00
Mon. Sept 3 Kingston vs. Ottawa 2:00 (Cornwall)
Mon. Sept 3 Owen Sound at Barrie 6:00
Thurs. Sept 13 Kingston at Peterborough 7:05
Thurs. Sept 13 Sault Ste. Marie at Sudbury 7:05
Thurs. Sept 13 Sarnia at Windsor 7:05
Thurs. Sept 13 Niagara at Barrie 7:30
Fri. Sept 14 Guelph at Mississauga 7:00
Fri. Sept 14 Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) vs. Sudbury 7:00 (Timmins)
Fri. Sept 14 Ottawa at Gatineau (QMJHL) 7:00
Fri. Sept 14 Saginaw at Flint 7:00
Fri. Sept 14 Windsor at Sarnia 7:05
Fri. Sept 14 Niagara at Kitchener 7:30
Fri. Sept 14 Erie at London 7:30
Sat. Sept 15 Owen Sound at North Bay 2:00
Sat. Sept 15 Hamilton at Guelph 7:00
Sat. Sept 15 Flint at Saginaw 7:00
Sat. Sept 15 Kitchener at Niagara 7:00
Sat. Sept 15 London vs. Erie 7:00 (Location-TBA)
Sat. Sept 15 Mississauga vs. Oshawa 7:05 (Ajax Community Centre)
Sat. Sept 15 Peterborough at Barrie 7:30
Sun. Sept 16 North Bay at Owen Sound 2:00
Sun. Sept 16 Gatineau (QMJHL) at Ottawa 2:00 (Orleans)
Sun. Sept 16 Sudbury at Sault Ste. Marie 2:07
Sun. Sept 16 Peterborough vs. Oshawa 6:00