Vancouver Canucks announce 2018-19 pre-season schedule

Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green and team president Trevor Linden discuss the next steps in putting a new leadership group in place with the Sedin twins now gone from their dressing room.

The Vancouver Canucks announced their 2017-18 pre-season schedule on Wednesday, and they’re starting a new tradition with one of the games.

The Canucks will open their seven-game pre-season slate with three games at Rogers Arena, and then head out on the road for another three. They then close out their pre-season with another home game, but rather than play it in Vancouver, the game will take place at Prospera Place in Kelowna, B.C. The Canucks announced that every year now they will have a “home” pre-season game take place away from Rogers Arena, in an attempt to reach as many Canucks fans as possible.

“Kelowna has a rich hockey history and we are excited to play in front of great fans in the Okanagan,” Trevor Linden, president, hockey operations, said in a press release. “The pre-season marks the start of what will be a great year for hockey fans in B.C., as in addition to the continued development and growth of our team, we have the privilege of welcoming the hockey world to both the 2019 World Juniors and 2019 NHL Entry Draft at Rogers Arena.”

The Canucks will open their pre-season against the Edmonton Oilers on Sept. 18.

Here is the complete schedule:

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

Thursday, Sept. 20
Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Saturday, Sept. 22
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames

Monday, Sept. 24
Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings in Salt Lake City’s Vivint Smart Home Arena

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers

Saturday, Sept. 29
Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes in Kelowna’s Prospera Place

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