Let the countdown to the 2019/20 SJHL Regular Season begin!!!
The SJHL officially released the schedule for the upcoming season on July 4th, with each team playing 58 games between September 13th and March 3rd.
The Estevan Bruins will begin the franchise's 62nd season in hostile territory, up Highway 39 against their long-standing arch rival: the Weyburn Red Wings. It's the first time in several years that the Bruins will not open up the season against the Melville Millionaires.
While the Bruins are in Weyburn on Friday, Sept. 13th, there will not be a home-and-home series to begin the year. In fact, the Bruins home opener will see fans fill Affinity Place on Tuesday, Sept. 17th against another division rival: the Yorkton Terriers at 7:00pm.
The full schedule can be found on the SJHL's website, but a few dates to highlight include:
FRI. SEPT. 13th - Bruins @ Weyburn - 7:30pm - SEASON OPENER
TUE. SEPT. 17th - Yorkton @ Bruins - 7:00pm - HOME OPENER
MON. SEPT. 23rd - Bruins @ Humboldt - 1:00pm - SJHL SHOWCASE IN WARMAN
TUE. SEPT. 24th - Kindersley @ Bruins - 4:00pm - SJHL SHOWCASE IN WARMAN
FRI. OCT. 4th - Battlefords @ Bruins - 7:30pm - vs DEFENDING SJHL CHAMPIONS
SAT. OCT. 26th - Weyburn @ Bruins - 7:30pm - 1st HOME GAME vs WEYBURN
TUE. NOV. 5th - Bruins @ Notre Dame - 7:30pm - GAME PLAYED IN SOUTHEY, SK
WED. DEC. 4th - Battlefords @ Bruins - 7:00pm - TEDDY BEAR TOSS NIGHT (tentative)
WED. JAN. 1st - Weyburn @ Bruins - 3:00pm - NEW YEARS DAY GAME
SAT. JAN. 18th - Weyburn @ Bruins - 7:30pm - PARENTS WEEKEND & 3rd JERSEY AUCTION (tentative)
SAT. FEB. 29th - Weyburn @ Bruins - 7:30pm - FINAL GAME OF REGULAR SEASON
The 27 Games To Be Played At Affinity Place In 2019-20. (An Additional Home Game Is Played At The SJHL Showcase in Warman On Sept. 24th)