BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads, proud ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, have announced the schedule for the entire 2019-20 season. The Steelheads open their 23rd season in the Treasure Valley on the road against the Utah Grizzlies on Friday, Oct. 11 and begin the home schedule on Friday, Oct. 18 against the Wichita Thunder.
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The Steelheads open the season on the road against the Utah Grizzlies on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12, continuing one of the biggest rivalries in the ECHL and kicking off a 16-game head-to-head schedule before opening the home portion of the schedule against the Wichita Thunder on October 18 and 19. The Steelheads play 13 of their first 16 games on the road, meeting with all but one Mountain Division opponent through November 17, including the first of eight games against the reigning Mountain Division Champions, the Tulsa Oilers, on November 16.
The Steelheads return to CenturyLink Arena to begin a season-long 12-game homestand from November 20 through December 14, starting with the first home meeting against the Orlando Solar Bears and including both the first meeting of the season with the Kansas City Mavericks as well as the first franchise meeting against the Fort Wayne Komets to close the home stretch. The Steelheads head into the holiday break with a return to Virginia for the first time since 2016-17 to play the Norfolk Admirals then end the calendar year with three-straight meetings with the Allen Americans, which includes two games at home coming out of the break.
To open 2019, the Steelheads will head back to BOK Center in Tulsa as well as Fort Wayne, Ind. for the first time before going back and forth between home and road games throughout January. The Steelheads begin a stretch with 13 of their next 15 games at CenturyLink Arena beginning on January 31, seeing the Rapid City Rush four times, the Grizzlies five times, making a two-game road trip to play the reigning Western Conference Champions, the Toledo Walleye, on February 15 and 16, and hosting the South Carolina Stingrays for the first time since 2003-04 to close the stretch.
The Steelheads close the regular season with eight of their final 11 games on the road, which encompasses the final three games of the season against the Utah Grizzlies and closing the 2019-20 regular season at CenturyLink Arena on Saturday, Apr. 4.
The Steelheads will play 58 of their 72 games against Mountain Division opponents with seven games against both the Central Division and South Division across five different teams. The Utah Grizzlies (16 games) share the most head-to-head meetings with the Steelheads followed by the Rapid City Rush (13 games) and Allen Americans (11 games).
The promotions schedule will be revealed at a future date.
The Steelheads return to CenturyLink Arena on Friday, Oct. 18 for the 2019-20 Home Opener against the Wichita Thunder. Season tickets and flex plans for the 2019-20 season are now available! Call the Steelheads Front Office at 208-383-0080 to plan your seats for next season. Stay connected to the Steelheads throughout the summer on idahosteelheads.com or by following the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.