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CWHL announces 2017-18 regular season schedule

Toronto Furies will have 15 home games and the Markham Thunder will have 16.

Toronto Furies on the bench Laine Schuck - CWHL

Ending weeks of speculation, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced their regular season schedule today. Each team will play 28 games during the season, with each North American team visiting China for four games in one week. The league will take its first ever Olympic break for two weeks in February.

Toronto Furies

The Toronto Furies celebrate a win against the Montreal Canadiennes Chris Tanouye / CWHL

The Furies have fifteen home games, hosting most teams for one two game series each. The Clarkson Cup champion Montreal Canadiennes will visit for three games and the Calgary Inferno for four games.

2017-18 Toronto Furies schedule

Date Opponent
Date Opponent
Saturday October 14 vs Thunder
Sunday October 15 vs Thunder
Saturday October 28 vs Rays
Sunday October 29 vs Rays
Saturday November 11 vs Inferno
Sunday November 12 vs Inferno
Saturday November 18 @ Kunlun
Sunday November 19 @ Kunlun
Wednesday November 22 @ Vanke
Friday November 24 @ Vanke
Sunday December 3 vs Canadiennes
Saturday December 9 @ Montreal
Sunday December 10 @ Montreal
Saturday December 16 @ Calgary
Sunday December 17 @ Calgary
Saturday January 6 @ Boston
Sunday January 7 @ Boston
Saturday January 13 vs Red Star
Sunday January 14 vs Red Star
Saturday January 20 vs Canadiennes
Sunday January 21 vs Canadiennes
Saturday January 27 vs Inferno
Sunday January 28 vs Inferno
Saturday February 3 @ Markham
Sunday February 4 @ Markham
Saturday February 24 @ Markham
Saturday March 3 vs Blades
Sunday March 4 vs Blades

PPP has heard that Saturday night home games have returned to a 7:00 pm start, with Sunday games at 1:00 pm. All games are currently expected to take place at the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence.

Markham Thunder

The mayor of Brampton, Commissioner Andress, and players and staff from the Markham Thunder unveil the new logo Chris Tanouye/CWHL

The Thunder have sixteen home games, hosting most teams for three games, the exceptions being the Boston Blades and Calgary Inferno, who each visit for one two game series only. They will also be the first North American team to host one of the Chinese expansion teams - the Kunlun Red Stars.

2017-18 Markham Thunder schedule

Date Opponent
Date Opponent
Saturday October 14 @ Furies
Sunday October 15 @ Furies
Saturday October 21 vs Red Star
Sunday October 22 vs Red Star
Saturday October 28 vs Canadiennes
Sunday October 29 vs Canadiennes
Saturday November 4 @ Inferno
Sunday November 5 @ Inferno
Saturday November 18 @ Rays
Sunday November 19 @ Rays
Wednesday November 22 @ Red Star
Friday November 24 @ Red Star
Saturday December 2 vs Canadiennes
Saturday December 9 vs Blades
Sunday December 10 vs Blades
Saturday December 16 @ Canadiennes
Sunday December 17 @ Canadiennes
Saturday January 6 vs Rays
Saturday January 13 vs Rays
Sunday January 14 vs Rays
Sunday January 20 vs Red Star
Saturday February 3 vs Furies
Sunday February 4 vs Furies
Saturday February 24 vs Furies
Saturday March 3 vs Inferno
Sunday March 4 vs Inferno
Saturday March 10 @ Blades
Sunday March 11 @ Blades

Our current understanding is that Markham’s weekend games all start on the half hour—7:30 on Saturdays and 12:30 on Sundays. All home games are expected be at their new home, the Thornhill Community Centre.

The Furies and Thunder appear to be travelling to Shenzen together, playing their games during the week of November 19.

Season tickets are currently on sale and single game tickets will be on sale as of 5:00 pm Eastern today through the CWHL website.