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.”
#Canucks pre-season schedule alert!
Sept. 18 vs. Edmonton
Sept. 19 vs. Calgary
Sept. 20 vs. Los Angeles
Sept. 22 @ Calgary
Sept. 24 @ Los Angeles | Salt Lake City | Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 25 @ Edmonton
Sept. 29 vs. Arizona | Kelowna | Prospera Place pic.twitter.com/d4rL2PEIEb
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) June 13, 2018
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