2017 AHL preseason begins Sept. 27

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today its composite 2017 preseason schedule, leading up to the start of the league’s 82nd campaign next month.

The AHL enters the 2017-18 season with 30 teams including three new entries: the Laval Rocket, the Belleville Senators and the Binghamton Devils.


Wed., Sept. 27
Hershey at W-B/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. ET

Thu., Sept. 28
Bridgeport at Hartford, noon ET
San Diego at Ontario, 10 a.m. PT
Milwaukee at Rockford, 7 p.m. CT
San Jose at Bakersfield, 6:30 p.m. PT

Fri., Sept. 29
Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. ET
Toronto at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. ET (at Gene Polisseni Center)
Providence at Springfield, 7:05 p.m. ET
Binghamton at W-B/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. ET
Rockford vs. Chicago, 7 p.m. CT (at Triphahn Center Ice Arena, Hoffman Estates, Ill.)
Iowa vs. Manitoba, 7 p.m. CT (at Ralph Engelstad Arena, Fargo, N.D.)
Texas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. CT
Tucson at Ontario, 7 p.m. PT
Bakersfield at Stockton, 7 p.m. PT

Sat., Sept. 30
Belleville at Laval, 3 p.m. ET
Stockton at San Jose, 1:15 p.m. PT
Syracuse vs. Utica, 5 p.m. ET (at John F. Kennedy Civic Arena, Rome, N.Y.)
San Antonio at Texas, 5 p.m. CT
Hartford vs. Bridgeport, 7 p.m. ET (at Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, Worcester, Mass.)
W-B/Scranton at Hershey, 7 p.m. ET
Chicago at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. CT
Toronto vs. Rochester, 7 p.m. ET (at HarborCenter, Buffalo, N.Y.)
Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. ET
Springfield at Providence, 7:05 p.m. ET
Iowa vs. Manitoba, 7 p.m. CT (at Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D.)
Tucson at San Diego, 7 p.m. PT

Sun., Oct. 1
Belleville at Laval, 3 p.m. ET
W-B/Scranton at Binghamton, 5 p.m. ET
Utica at Syracuse, 5 p.m. ET

Mon., Oct. 2
Ontario vs. San Diego, 7 p.m. PT (at Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.)

In operation since 1936, the American Hockey League serves as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives, broadcasters and staff of all 31 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers. In 2016-17, over 6 million fans attended AHL regular-season and playoff games across North America for the 16th year in a row.

The AHL’s 2017-18 regular season begins on Fri., Oct. 6.