BCHL releases regular season schedule for 2009/10

The 2009/10 British Columbia Hockey League season will kick off on September 11th and wrap nearly six months later on February 21st. Sandwiched between those dates are 510 games involving 17 teams and competition for 14 postseason berths.

Schedule highlights include two meetings between the Powell River Kings and Vernon Vipers, who met in last season's Fred Page Cup Final. The Kings host the defending National Champions on Wednesday, November 18th before making the trip north on Friday, January 29th.

The Williams Lake Timberwolves' return to action officially begins on the season's opening weekend with visits from the Penticton Vees and Westside Warriors to the Cariboo Memorial Copmplex. Other opening night fixtures include rivalry games between Langley and Surrey, Nanaimo and Victoria, and Salmon Arm and Vernon.

The BCHL All-Star Game is set for the Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo on Wednesday, January 13th while the 2010 Fred Page Cup Playoffs begin on Friday, February 26th.

For full schedule details, click on the League Schedule link under the BCHL Scoreboard at www.bchl.bc.ca.