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ECHL announces Preseason Schedule


The ECHL announced on Tuesday its preseason schedule of 19 games taking place from Thursday, October 14 through Saturday, October 16.

The Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League will open its 34th season on Thursday, October 21 when Newfoundland visits Trois-Rivières. Opening Weekend continues with six games on Friday, October 22, 13 games on Saturday, October 23 and two games on Sunday, October 24.

The third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League, the 2021-22 ECHL season features 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces playing 972 games from Oct. 21, 2021 to April 17, 2022.

2021 ECHL Preseason Schedule

Thursday, October 14
Indy at Cincinnati                7:35 p.m. ET

Friday, October 15
Reading at Adirondack                7:00 p.m. ET
Worcester at Maine                7:00 p.m. ET (The Colisée in Lewiston, Maine)
Toledo at Kalamazoo                7:00 p.m. ET
Fort Wayne at Wheeling                7:00 p.m. ET
Anyang Halla (Korea) vs. Greenville (at Atlanta)7:30 p.m. ET 
Orlando at Florida                7:30 p.m. ET
Tulsa at Wichita                7:00 p.m. CT (Wichita Ice Center)
Iowa at Kansas City                7:10 p.m. CT
Utah at Idaho                    7:10 p.m. MT

Saturday, October 16
Cincinnati at Indy                6:00 p.m. ET
Maine at Worcester                6:05 p.m. ET (Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center)
Adirondack at Reading                7:00 p.m. ET
Orlando at Florida                7:00 p.m. ET
Kalamazoo at Toledo                7:15 p.m. ET
Anyang Halla (Korea) at Atlanta            7:30 p.m. ET
Wheeling at Fort Wayne                7:35 p.m. ET
Tulsa at Wichita                7:00 p.m. CT (Wichita Ice Center)
Idaho at Utah                    7:00 p.m. MT (Weber Ice Sheet in Ogden, Utah)

About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 26 teams in 19 states and two Canadian provinces for its 33rd season in 2020-21. There have been 698 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 20 who made their NHL debuts in the 2020-21 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2020-21, marking the 24th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at as well as on Twitter and Facebook.