Growlers 2019-20 Regular Season Schedule Announced
The Newfoundland Growlers, ECHL affiliate of the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies and National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, in conjunction with the ECHL, are proud to announce the release of the 2019-20 ECHL season.
The Growlers will begin the defense of their 2019 Kelly Cup Championship on home ice on Friday, October 11th versus the Reading Royals at Mile One Centre to kick off a season-opening five-game homestand. The Growlers will play their first road game of the season on Friday, October 25th when they visit their fellow ECHL sophomores, the Maine Mariners.
Other points of interest include:
o The ECHL schedule is comprised of 72 games with 36 to be hosted at Mile One Centre.
o Of the 36 home games, 22 will take place on weekends, including 11 on Fridays and 11 on Saturdays. Of the remaining 14 home dates, one will take place on Monday, seven will take place on Tuesdays and six on Wednesdays;
o The season will conclude on the road on Sunday, April 5th versus the Brampton Beast;
o The Growlers will host North Division foes 28 times at Mile One Centre;
o Newfoundland will host three different Western Conference foes this season, including a Kelly Cup Finals rematch against the Toledo Walleye (November 15 and 16), a two-game series against the Kansas City Mavericks (January 14 and 15) and a weekend series against the Kalamazoo Wings (March 27 and 28);
o The Growlers will travel to the Western Conference for the first time in regular season play as they visit the Utah Grizzlies (December 11, 13 and 14);
o The most common opponents for the Growlers this season will be the their North Division rivals, including the Reading Royals (14 games), Brampton Beast (12 games), Maine Mariners (11 games), Adirondack Thunder (11 games) and Worcester Railers (9 games).
o The longest homestand for Newfoundland is six games, which occurs twice, while the lengthiest stretch away from Mile One Centre is a seven-game road trip from November 20 to 30. The busiest months of the season are November and March, when the club will play 13 contests;
o St. John’s will play three games in three days on seven different occasions during the 2019-20 season, with all seven taking place on the road.
Game time for all home games is 7:00 pm NST, with the exception of a special New Years Eve matinee against the Worcester Railers, which will take place at 4:00 PM NST.
Group tickets for the Growlers’ 2019-20 ECHL season are available now. Contact Jack Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information