The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks revealed their schedule on Thursday for the 2018/19 WOAA Sr. “AA” Hockey League season.
The regular season increases to 22-games for all teams this season, with the Winterhawks kicking things off in style on Saturday October 6th for Hockey Day in Saugeen Shores.
The Plex will be a busy spot as Saugeen Shores Storm minor hockey teams face their rivals from Kincardine in games throughout the day, which will be followed by the Kincardine Bulldogs “hosting” the Goderich Flyers in a PJHL Pollock Division regular season game, scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. puck drop.
Following the conclusion of the Bulldogs game, the Winterhawks hit the ice for their season opener, hosting Bruce County rival Ripley Wolves for a 7:30 p.m. start.
“It’s going to be a great day to celebrate the game and kick off our season at the same time,” said Winterhawks President Gord Lamont. “The Bulldogs and Wolves hosted us last year and we’re excited to bring Hockey Day to Saugeen Shores this year.”
Other highlights of the schedule include the return of Sunday afternoon home games, with two on the docket for this season: November 25th against the Petrolia Squires and December 9th against the Mapleton-Minto 81’s, who are returning to the loop after a one-season absence.
Sunday afternoon start times will be 2:00 p.m.
The three-time defending champion Clinton Radars visit The Plex on November 9th, while the Winterhawks will renew their rivalry with the Durham Thundercats on December 21st.
A first will occur on January 5th as the Winterhawks travel to Milverton for the first time ever to face the 4-Wheel Drives.
The regular season wraps up in with a return bout with the Thundercats on January 19th in Durham.
The full schedule can be found in the schedule section of our website.
The Winterhawks open training camp under new Head Coach Matt Turcotte in mid-September, dates/times to be finalized.