BCHL: League releases 2014-15 schedule

Trail Smoke Eaters fans will have to wait until the end of September before they get their fix of BCHL hockey.

Trail Smoke Eaters fans will have to wait until the end of September before they get their fix of BCHL hockey.

The British Columbia Hockey League finalized its schedule for the 2014-15 season on the weekend, and the first home game for the Smokies won’t go until Sept. 26 against the Penticton Vees and again on Sept. 27 versus Salmon Arm SilverBacks.

The season begins on on Sept. 19 at the Bauer BCHL Showcase at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack where Trail opens its season on Sept. 20 against the Coquitlam Express and Powell River Kings on the 21st. The remainder of the regular season commences the next weekend when Trail will open it’s home season.

Trail’s busiest month will be November when they play 12 games in 30 days, including a trip to Vancouver Island for games against Cowichan, Nanaimo, and Victoria Nov. 21-23.

The team will get a week off over Christmas and then spend most of January on the road, with just four home games and eight away games including a trip to the coast to play Chilliwack, Langley, and Coquitlam.

Each team will play 28 home dates and 28 games on the road, with the two games at the Showcase, it’s a 58-game season.The regular season concludes on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.