Moose Release 2015-16 Regular Season ScheduleBy: Chris White | Published: August 27th 2015
The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, today released its 76-game schedule for the 2015-16 AHL regular season.
The Moose will open the season with a two-game road trip with back-to-back games in Toronto against the Marlies on Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. CT and on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. CT.
Manitoba’s home opener will be Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. CT against the Ontario Reign, the new AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. It is the start of a four-game home stand, as the Moose will play the Reign two nights later on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. CT followed by a pair of games with the Lake Erie Monsters.
The Moose’s longest stretch of games at home will be eight contests from Dec. 31 until Jan. 13 featuring the Iowa Wild, Grand Rapids Griffins, Toronto Marlies and Lake Erie Monsters. The team’s longest stretch on the road immediately follows that home stand with eight games away from the MTS Centre from Jan. 16-30.
Manitoba will complete the season with a two-game road trip to Texas facing the Rampage in San Antonio on April 15 followed by a trip to Austin to play the Stars on April 16 to round out the regular season schedule.
The Moose will host their oldest rivals, the Chicago Wolves, for the first time on Nov. 12 & 13. They’ll also return to their familiar 4:00pm CT puck drop on New Year’s Eve when they face the Iowa Wild at MTS Centre.
Under the new AHL division alignments for the 2015-16 season, the Moose will face each of their Central Division opponents eight times (Iowa Wild, Lake Erie Monsters, Charlotte Checkers, Chicago Wolves, & Milwaukee Admirals) with the exception of Grand Rapids and the Rockford IceHogs who they will instead play four times respectively. Manitoba will also play a total of twenty games against the new Pacific Division in the Western Conference (Texas Stars, San Antonio Rampage, San Jose Barracuda, Ontario Reign, Stockton Heat, & Bakersfield Condors).
The only Eastern Conference team the Moose will face during the regular season is the Toronto Marlies who they will play eight times.