Your hockey withdrawal will soon be over.
Actually, it could be over if you want it to be. Barrie Colts preseason games are already underway. They have two preseason home games on Sept 14 and Sept 16, against Niagara and Hamilton respectively. Their regular season kicks off at the BMC against the Ottawa 67s on Sept 21st.
A lot of eyes fall on 1st Priority Selection Ryan Suzuki. The former AAA London Jr Knights centerman will hopefully add some steady offense to the roster, scoring 19 goals and 40 assists in AAA last year.
As for NHL, preseason games begin this Saturday. There are many stories off the bat to this season, including the inaugural game for the newly expanded Vegas Golden Knights taking place on Sunday.
With expansion teams comes a lot of mystery. For the most part expansion teams haven’t had great records in their first season, though there are a few notable exceptions.
This will be the NHL’s first expansion team since the Blue Jackets and Wild came entered the League in the 2000-01 season.
Fear not hockey fans. You won’t be waiting much longer.