The Spokane Chiefs will start the 2012 season on the road this September against the Tri-City Americans.
The team announced their entire schedule Wednesday, with the first game slated for September 22. Their first home game of the season will be September 29 – also against Tri-City. It will be the 21st time in 23 seasons that the two teams will meet in Spokane's home opener.
Of the 26 home weekend dates, 15 will be played on Saturday nights. Ten games will be played on Friday nights, and one on Sunday. They will play four games on Tuesday and six on Wednesday nights.
The Chiefs will end the season March 17 when they visit the Portland Winterhawks.
The Chiefs play in the WHL's U.S. Division of the Western Conference and will play the Everett Silvertips (four home, four away) eight times, the Portland Winterhawks (four home, five away) and Seattle Thunderbirds (five home, four away) nine times a piece.
In the BC Division, the Chiefs will play Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George four times (two home, two away) and the Vancouver Giants twice (one home, one away).
Spokane also maintains its rivalry with the Kootenay Ice facing off against the Central Division franchise five times, including three home games. The Chiefs will host the other five Central Division clubs (Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer) throughout the year.
Spokane will travel to play the Eastern Conference clubs (Brandon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current) in a nine night, six game trip that will begin on November, 30th.
Spokane's full schedule can be found at: http://spokanechiefs.com/uploads/assets/WHL_SPOKANE_EN_SITE/PDFS/SpokaneChiefs1213schedule.pdf
Tri-City's full schedule can be found at:http://www.amshockey.com/page/2012-13-schedule-calendar