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BCHL announces 2024-25 Regular Season Schedule

June 20, 2024 – The schedule for the 25th season of Brooks Bandits hockey has been released, as the team enters its first full season in the BCHL.

The defending Alberta Cup and Rocky Mountain Challenge Champions will play a 54-game Regular Season Schedule, with 26 home and 26 away dates, and two games at the BCHL Showcase.

The Bandits Regular Season schedule begins on Friday, September 20th when they visit the Okotoks Oilers. The following day, the Bandits host the Oilers for the 2024 Home Opener on Saturday, September 21st.

Click here to view the full 2024-25 schedule.

More details on Season Tickets will be announced shortly.

The fan-friendly home schedule boasts 23 home dates on either Fridays or Saturday, with two Sunday games and one Wednesday game scheduled for New Year’s Day.

The Bandits will face opponents from the Interior East Division, including the rival Okotoks Oilers, Blackfalds Bulldogs, Sherwood Park Crusaders and Spruce Grove Saints, as well as the Cranbrook Bucks.

Fans will also get to see new BC-based teams, some which the Bandits have faced in previous Championship seasons.

The Bandits will see teams from the Interior West Division, with matches vs the Penticton Vees, Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Trail Smoke Eaters, Vernon Vipers and West Kelowna Warriors.

Brooks will also face opponents from the Coastal East Division, with home games vs the Chilliwack Chiefs, Surrey Eagles and Prince George Spruce Kings.

The 2024-25 Regular Season will conclude on Saturday, March 29th when the Bandits host the Oilers.

“2024-25 is set to be a monumental season for the BCHL, in more ways than one,” said Commissioner Steven Cocker. “The full integration of our five new members, soon-to-be-announced event alliances and an elite group of incoming athletes are going to set the stage for an incredible year.”

“2023-24 saw league attendance increase by 8.1 per cent year-over-year and, with our amount of prime-night games hitting a historic high, we expect continued excitement in BCHL communities.”

The current schedule does not include exhibition games, BCHL Showcase games or Road Show event games, all of which will be announced in the coming weeks.

League Format

The BCHL will continue with its existing playoff structure with the first seed in each conference playing the eighth seed in the first round, the second playing the seventh seed, and so on. Five teams will not make the playoffs – two from the Coastal and three from the Interior.

Important Dates

  • Sep. 20: Opening night
  • Oct. 13-17: BCHL Showcase (location TBA)
  • Jan. 17-18: All-Star Weekend (location TBA)
  • Feb. 15-16: BCHL Road Show (location and teams TBA)
  • March 30: Regular season ends