Prince Albert, SK – Prince Albert Raiders fans now have a date to circle on their calendar as the WHL announced the 2017-18 regular season schedule on Tuesday.
The Raiders open the season on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Art Hauser Centre against the Moose Jaw Warriors, beginning a home-and-home series with their East Division rival that concludes the following night at Mosaic Place. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
This season, the B.C. Division comes to town for their biennial visit to the Art Hauser Centre, beginning when the Vancouver Giants stop in Prince Albert on Wednesday, October 17. It also marks the beginning of the B.C. Passport giveaway. Fans who come to all five games against the B.C. Division and submit their stamped passport will be entered into a draw for a trip for two to Vancouver, which includes flight, accommodations, and tickets to a Vancouver Canucks game. Here’s a breakdown of our games against the B.C. Division:
- Tuesday, October 17 – Vancouver Giants
- Wednesday, October 25 – Victoria Royals
- Friday, December 8 – Kamloops Blazers
- Saturday, December 15 – Kelowna Rockets
- Friday, January 26 – Prince George Cougars
As the B.C. Division visits Prince Albert, the Raiders will embark on a trip through the U.S. Division in November. The trip is part of a season-long six-game road trip which opens on Friday, November 10 in Cranbrook against the Kootenay ICE. Here’s how the U.S. Division trip is scheduled:
- Sunday, November 12 – Portland Winterhawks
- Tuesday, November 14 – Seattle Thunderbirds
- Wednesday, November 15 – Everett Silvertips
- Friday, November 17 – Tri-City Americans
- Saturday, November 18 – Spokane Chiefs
The longest home stand for the Raiders this season is four games – a stretch that is matched three times.
The Raiders close out the regular season with a home-and-home series against the Saskatoon Blades, starting at the Art Hauser Centre on Friday, March 16. The series concludes the following night in Saskatoon.
The Raiders will release a promotional schedule at a later date. For the full schedule, visit raiderhockey.com.
Here are further breakdowns of our schedule:
Season tickets for the 2017-18 season are available. For more details, head to raiderhockey.com or visit the Raider Office from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.