Even though it’s the beginning of July and the heat and sunshine is enjoyable, hockey fans know that their beloved Oilers are not too far from returning to the rink with another NHL season right around the corner. That was confirmed this morning when the Oilers released their pre-season schedule.
Fans will get their first glimpse of the Oilers, albeit a split squad on September 14th. Half of the players will play the Flames in an arena that likely won’t be the Saddledome, while the other half will play host to Calgary’s other split team. Nothing like an early installment of the Battle of Alberta to renew hostilities right out of the gate.
Following the two games on the 14th, the Oilers will keep their action in Canada with the next four games against the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets.
They’ll wind up the pre-season with a date against the New York Rangers before heading to Oklahoma City to give the Barons’ faithful a taste of the NHL on September 27th against the Dallas Stars.
The regular season schedule is said to be released on July 17th and at that time we’ll have full coverage of when and where the Oilers will open the 2013-14 season, right her at Oil on Whyte.
The Oilers pre-season schedule is included below courtesy of the Edmonton Journal
Edmonton Oilers 2013-14 NHL pre-season schedule
|Saturday, Sept. 14||at Calgary Flames||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Sept. 14||vs. Calgary Flames||8 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Sept. 17||at Winnipeg Jets||6 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Sept. 18||at Vancouver Canucks||8 p.m.|
|Saturday, Sept. 21||vs. Vancouver Canucks||8 p.m.|
|Monday, Sept. 23||vs. Winnipeg Jets||7:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Sept. 24||vs. New York Rangers||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 27||vs. Dallas Stars (at Oklahoma City)||6 p.m.|
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