Mississauga, ON – Following a record-setting season that saw the Mississauga Steelheads clinch their first Central Division and Eastern Conference titles, we are excited to start gearing up for another exciting season of Steelheads hockey at the Hershey Centre! Today the Ontario Hockey League officially released the 681-game schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The Steelheads will kick off their regular season at home against the Ottawa 67’s on September 22 at 7:00 PM. Fans will enjoy a playoff atmosphere on opening night as both teams squared off against each other in the 2017 Eastern Conference quarterfinal.
The following day the Steelheads will hit the road to take on the Kingston Frontenacs for a 7:00 PM puck drop at the K-Rock Centre.
The Steelheads will look to make a statement against the best in the league as they take on the Erie Otters in their first of two school day games on November 15th at 11:00 AM. This will mark their first meeting since the 2017 OHL Championship series.
To view the Mississauga Steelheads 2017-18 regular season schedule click here.
CHL Special Events this season include the CIBC Canada Russia Series in OHL markets on Thursday November 9 in Owen Sound, and Monday November 13 in Sudbury. The 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is also hosted by the OHL this season and will be played on Thursday January 25 in Guelph. The 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup is set for May 17-27 in Regina, Saskatchewan, and will feature the OHL champion along with the host Pats, the Western Hockey League champion, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion competing in the 100th edition of the CHL’s prestigious national championship.
Divisional alignment remains the same for 2017-18 with all teams playing interdivisional rivals a minimum of six times including three games at home and three on the road, while teams will continue to play a minimum of one home and one road matchup against all 19 other clubs.
Catch the action all season long at the Hershey Centre for as low as $454. Early bird season ticket pricing is still available until June 15th.