Calgary, Alta. — The Western Hockey League announced today the complete 2021-22 Eastern Conference Regular Season schedule of games. Each of the 12 Clubs in the Eastern Conference are slated to play 68 Regular Season contests beginning Friday, October 1, 2021 and ending Sunday, April 3, 2022.
The 2021-22 WHL Eastern Conference schedule begins Friday, October 1 with six contests, including the 2020-21 East Division Champion Brandon Wheat Kings playing host to the Winnipeg ICE (7 p.m. CT) while the 2020-21 Central Division Champion Edmonton Oil Kings welcome the Red Deer Rebels (7 p.m. MT).
The Saskatoon Blades season opener takes place in Moose Jaw on October 1, battling the Warriors (7 p.m. CT) at Mosaic Place. The two division rivals will reconvene in The Bridge City the next night for the Blades home opener (7 p.m. CT) at SaskTel Centre.
Saskatoon’s entire 2021-22 regular season schedule can be found HERE.
The annual Christmas break starts on Sunday, December 19, 2021 and continues until the first games after the holiday on Monday, December 27, 2021. Of the 408 games scheduled to be played, all but 93 will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. There are an additional 14 games slated for the holiday break between Monday, December 27 and Thursday, December 30, 2021.
Saskatoon’s 68th and final regular-season game comes on April 2nd, hosting the Brandon Wheat Kings at SaskTel Centre (7 p.m. CT).
The Regular Season is set to conclude Sunday, April 3, 2022, with the Calgary Hitmen hosting the Swift Current Broncos (2 p.m. MT) and the Oil Kings once again welcoming the Rebels (4 p.m. MT).
The WHL’s Eastern Conference Clubs will play the entirety of their Regular Season within the Eastern Conference.
CLICK HERE for the complete 2021-22 WHL Regular Season schedule.