The ECHL released their revised 2014-15 schedule today which now includes the seven former CHL teams:
“The Rapid City Rush will be the first of the seven new teams to hit the ice, as they host the Colorado Eagles for a pair of games at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Oct. 17 and 18.
Oct. 24 features three teams hosting their first ECHL game with the Brampton Beast entertaining Toledo, the Allen Americans hosting Tulsa and the Quad City Mallards welcoming Rapid City.
The Wichita Thunder open their season at home on Oct. 25 when they host Allen at Intrust Bank Arena while the Tulsa Oilers host their first ECHL game at BOK Center on Oct. 26 against Wichita.
After starting the season with a five-game road trip, the Missouri Mavericks will be the final team in the league to open at home when they host Rapid City on Nov. 8.”
Following are links to the new expansion ECHL teams’ announcements, updated schedules and information on the ECHL teams they will face outside their newly created Central Division.
“The Americans will play five games this season against teams out of their division. On January 23rd, 24th and 25th, the Americans will play at Indianapolis, Toledo and Kalamazoo, respectively. Then Allen will make its first ever trip to California on February 10th and 11th to play the Ontario Reign.”
“The Brampton Beast will drop the puck for their first ever ECHL game on Friday, October 24th at 7:30PM when they face off against the Toledo Walleye. The Beast continues their two game series against the Walleye on Sunday, October 26th at 2:00PM.
The Beast take their first road trip of the season to Elmira for a two game series on Friday, October 31st and Sunday November 1st.
The Wheeling Nailers will travel to Canada and play the Beast on Sunday, December 7th. The Walleye return to the Powerade Centre on Tuesday, December 30th and Wednesday, December 31st.
Wheeling comes back to Brampton to play a three game series January 16,17 and 18. The following weekend the Elmira Jackals visit Canada for a three game series on January 23,24 and 25. The Beast add two additional games to their home game schedule against the Allen Americans on February 5 and 6.
For the first time in franchise history the Reading Royals will be crossing the border and play three games against the Beast on March 19, 20 and 21.”
“The Missouri Mavericks 2014-15 revised schedule has been released by the ECHL, including the three (3) additional home and three (3) additional road games for a 72-game regular season schedule.
The Missouri Mavericks will play a majority of their regular season schedule against the other six (6) ECHL expansion teams in the “Central Division,” with additional face-offs against the Fort Wayne Komets, the Indianapolis Fuel, and the Evansville IceMen as well.”
“The Mallards have added a total of eight games (including four home tilts) while deleting two games (one of them a home contest) from the 66-game schedule the team originally announced in August [….]
As was announced by the ECHL last week, the Mallards will play in the Central Division of the Western Conference along with the other CHL transplants: Allen, Brampton, Missouri, Tulsa, Rapid City and Wichita. The Mallards’ match-ups with Cincinnati (October 31 and November 1), Fort Wayne (December 29) and Evansville (December 31) are the only inter-division games they will play this season.”
“The Rapid City Rush will be the first of the seven new teams to hit the ice, as they host the Colorado Eagles for a pair of games at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Oct. 17 and 18.”
“The only games the Oilers will play against non-Central Division opponents occur in mid-January. In the original schedule, Tulsa was slated to visit the Brampton Beast for three games on January 16, 17, and 19. The new schedule calls for the Oilers to make the long journey to Florida where they will face off against the Florida Everblades on Wednesday, January 14, clash with the Orlando Solar Bears on Thursday, January 15 and conclude the trip with another tilt against the Everblades on Friday, January 16.”
“The Thunder will see two new teams this season as they will travel to Elmira to take on the Jackals on Sunday, December 7th. The Evansville IceMen come to town for a pair of games on Saturday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th. It will be the first time since the 2011-12 season that the IceMen visit the Air Capital.”