Today at the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, Connecticut, the Danbury Whalers announced the team’s complete home and away game schedule. The Federal Hockey League, in its second season will play a 53 game schedule over a 19-week period. The schedule features 27 home games, 25 road games, and one neutral site.
The Danbury Whalers season gets underway with an Opening Weekend of games. The club will drop the puck on Thursday, October 27th, when they take on the New Jersey Outlaws. The Outlaws are coached by former Danbury Whalers Head Coach, Chris Firriolo.
The following night, Friday, October 28th, the Whalers travel to New Jersey to take on the Outlaws in their road opener.
On Saturday, October 29th, the Whalers return to Danbury and will face the Cape Cod Bluefins.
The home schedule breakdowns as follows, there will be 9 Saturday games, 9 Fridays, 2 Sunday games, 5 Wednesdays, and 2 Thursdays. The 53rd game on the schedule is a neutral site game in Lewiston, Maine against the Danville Dashers.
The opponent breakdown for the Danbury Whalers will be New Jersey & Cape Cod 11 times each, Brooklyn 10 times, Vermont 7 times, 1000 Islands & Danville 5 times each, and the defending champion Akwesasne Warriors 4 times.
Home game times for the Danbury Whalers are still to be determined.
Individual game tickets for the Danbury Whalers will go on sale on Saturday, September 10th at noon.
For season ticket holders, the season ticket package at the time it was sold was based on a 30 game home season. With 27 home games scheduled, the Whalers are currently seeking to add additional home dates and or include playoff games as part of the plan. Further updates will be provided.