Manitoba Moose 2017-18 schedule released

Posted by David Minuk in AHL,Manitoba Moose on July 11, 2017 — No Comments

Photo Credit: Rodney Braun

Fans are getting a bonus as the AHL usually doesn’t release the schedule until August.   As we found out yesterday the Moose will kick off the season in Grand Rapids against the defending Calder Cup champ Griffons on October 6th and will have their home opener on October 13th against the Cleveland Monsters.

I took a gander at the Moose schedule as compared to the 201-17 season and they won’t be seeing the San Diego Gulls, Tucson Roadrunners and Charlotte Checkers this year.  However they will be visited by new teams in the Belleville Senators (4) and the Laval Rocket (4).  There will be an increase from four to eight games this year for Moose vs. the defending champion Grand Rapids Griffins as well as the Milwaukee Admirals and the Chicago Wolves.  While there will be a decrease from eight to four games against the Toronto Marlies and Rockford IceHogs.  They will play the same number of games against the Cleveland Monsters (8), Iowa Wild (8), Bakersfield Condors (4), San Jose Barracuda (4), San Antonio Rampage (4) and Texas Stars (4) as they had in 2016-17.  For the first time since 2015-16 (Moose first season back in Winnipeg) the team will see the Stockton Heat.

Moose Release:

The Manitoba Moose, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today their 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule.

The Moose begin their 76-game campaign on Friday, Oct. 6 in Grand Rapids against the reigning Calder Cup Champion Griffins.  The team returns to Bell MTS Place for its home opener on Friday, Oct. 13 against the Cleveland Monsters in a 7 p.m. matchup.

With the addition of teams in Belleville (Ottawa Senators affiliate) and Laval (Montreal Canadiens affiliate) this off-season, the Moose will play 12 games against Canadian teams.  The Belleville Senators make their first trip to Winnipeg on Oct. 27 and 28, while the Laval Rocket come to Bell MTS Place on Nov. 19 and 21.  Rounding out the Canadian competition, the long-time rival Toronto Marlies visit March 30 and 31.

For the second season in a row, the Moose have increased their number of weekend home games.  Manitoba will play 26 games at Bell MTS Place on Friday, Saturday or Sundays throughout the season.  They will also play in 14 matinee games with 2 p.m. start times, including New Year’s Eve (Sunday, Dec. 31) and Louis Riel Day (Monday, Feb. 19).

The Central Division accounts for 44 of Manitoba’s 76 games this season.  The Moose face off against Iowa, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Chicago and Milwaukee eight times and play against Rockford four times.  Playing 20 games against competition from the Pacific Division, the Moose take on Stockton, Bakersfield, San Jose, Texas and San Antonio.

Manitoba wraps up its home schedule on Sunday, April 8 against the Bakersfield Condors.  The regular season closes on Sunday, April 15 when the Moose battle the Chicago Wolves.

Follow this link to see the schedule.

Full Schedule:

Oct. 6
at Grand Rapids
7:00 pm EST

Oct. 7
at Grand Rapids
7:00 pm EST

Oct. 13
Cleveland
7:00 pm CST

Oct. 15
Cleveland
2:00 pm CST

Oct. 20
at Iowa
7:00 pm CST

Oct. 21
at Iowa
7:00 pm CST

Oct. 25
at Chicago
11:00 am CST

Oct. 27
Belleville
7:00 pm CST

Oct. 28
Belleville
7:00 pm CST

Nov. 1
at Bakersfield
6:30 pm PST

Nov. 3
at Stockton
7:00 pm PST

Nov. 4
at Bakersfield
7:00 pm PST

Nov. 8
at Stockton
7:00 pm PST

Nov. 11
at San Jose
1:15 pm PST

Nov. 12
at San Jose
3:00 pm PST

Nov. 15
Chicago
7:00 pm CST

Nov. 17
Chicago
7:00 pm CST

Nov. 19
Laval
2:00 pm CST

Nov. 21
Laval
7:00 pm CST

Nov. 24
at Grand Rapids
7:00 pm EST

Nov. 25
at Milwaukee
6:00 pm CST

Nov. 28
at Rockford
7:00 pm CST

Nov. 30
Cleveland
7:00 pm CST

Dec. 2
Cleveland
7:00 pm CST

Dec. 9
Milwaukee
2:00 pm CST

Dec. 10
Milwaukee
2:00 pm CST

Dec. 15
at Belleville
7:00 pm EST

Dec. 16
at Toronto
4:00 pm EST

Dec. 17
at Toronto
4:00 pm EST

Dec. 21
San Antonio
7:00 pm CST

Dec. 22
San Antonio
7:00 pm CST

Dec. 30
San Jose
2:00 pm CST

Dec. 31
San Jose
2:00 pm CST

Jan. 5
at Chicago
7:00 pm CST

Jan. 6
at Iowa
7:00 pm CST

Jan. 8
Grand Rapids
7:00 pm CST

Jan. 10
Grand Rapids
7:00 pm CST

Jan. 13
Iowa
2:00 pm CST

Jan. 14
Iowa
2:00 pm CST

Jan. 19
Texas
7:00 pm CST

Jan. 20
Texas
7:00 pm CST

Jan. 24
at Belleville
7:00 pm EST

Jan. 26
at Laval
7:30 pm EST

Jan. 27
at Laval
7:00 pm EST

Feb. 2
at Rockford
7:00 pm CST

Feb. 3
at Milwaukee
6:00 pm CST

Feb. 6
at Milwaukee
7:00 pm CST

Feb. 7
at Grand Rapids
7:00 pm EST

Feb. 9
at Cleveland
7:00 pm EST

Feb. 11
at Cleveland
3:00 pm EST

Feb. 15
Grand Rapids
7:00 pm CST

Feb. 17
Grand Rapids
7:00 pm CST

Feb. 19
Milwaukee
2:00 pm CST

Feb. 21
Milwaukee
7:00 pm CST

Feb. 24
Chicago
2:00 pm CST

Feb. 25
Chicago
2:00 pm CST

Mar. 3
Iowa
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 4
Iowa
2:00 pm CST

Mar. 7
at Milwaukee
10:30 am CST

Mar. 10
at Chicago
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 11
at Iowa
3:00 pm CST

Mar. 14
at Texas
7:30 pm CST

Mar. 16
at San Antonio
7:30 pm CST

Mar. 17
at Texas
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 20
at San Antonio
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 22
Stockton
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 24
Stockton
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 26
Rockford
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 28
Rockford
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 30
Toronto
7:00 pm CST

Mar. 31
Toronto
2:00 pm CST

Apr. 6
Bakersfield
7:00 pm CST

Apr. 8
Bakersfield
2:00 pm CST

Apr. 12
at Cleveland
7:00 pm EST

Apr. 13
at Cleveland
7:00 pm EST

Apr. 15
at Chicago
4:00 pm CST