Boise, ID (5/15/18)— The Idaho Steelheads have announced the regular-season schedule for 2018-19, their 22nd season in Boise and their 16th ECHL campaign.
The Steelheads open the season on the road on October 12th with a visit to INTRUST Bank Arena to face the Wichita Thunder, the first game of a three-game road trip to open the season. Idaho will open their home schedule at CenturyLink Arena on Friday, October 19th when they welcome the Utah Grizzlies for a two-game set.
Once again this season, Steelheads home games at CenturyLink Arena will all be held on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with puck-drop for all home games scheduled for 7:10pm. The Steelheads will face the Rapid City Rush 17 times this season, more than any other opponent. The Steelheads will play 60 of their 72 games against Mountain Division opponents.
- 15 games vs. Utah Grizzlies (7 games at CenturyLink Arena)
- 17 games vs. the Rapid City Rush (9 games at CenturyLink Arena)
- 10 games vs. the Tulsa Oilers (6 games at CenturyLink Arena)
- 6 games vs. the Allen Americans (3 games at CenturyLink Arena)
- 6 games vs. the Wichita Thunder (3 games at CenturyLink Arena)
- 6 games vs. the Kansas City Mavericks (3 games at CenturyLink Arena)
The Steelheads face three opponents for the first time this season. Idaho makes its first-ever trip to Indianapolis on October 30th to face the Indy Fuel. The Steelheads will face the Toledo Walleye for the first time with six meetings this season, three at Huntington Center in early November and three at CenturyLink Arena in mid-January. The Jacksonville IceMen will visit Boise on November 30th for a two-game set, after completing their first season in 2017-18 after relocating from Evansville.
The Steelheads will make their first visit to Kalamazoo in November, after the Wings came to Boise for the first time last season. In March the Steelheads head to Orlando for a three-game set with the Solar Bears, their only prior meeting with Orlando coming in November 2015.
The Steelheads’ longest home stand will be a nine-game stay in Boise from November 30th to December 22nd, featuring games against the IceMen, Grizzlies, and Mavericks. Idaho will also face a nine-game road stretch from January 21st to February 9th, traveling to Utah, Wichita, and Allen in that span.
Idaho will see a healthy dose of Rapid City at two points in the schedule, playing them six consecutive times between November 14th and 24th and then five more rimes in a row from March 22nd to March 30th.
The full schedule for the 2018-19 season can be viewed here.