2010-11 Regular Season Schedule Released
ODESSA, TX - The Central Hockey League announced today the official 2010-11 regular season schedule for the Odessa Jackalopes. The puck will drop on Friday, October 15th when Odessa visits the Missouri Mavericks. Fans will have their first chance to see the Jackalopes on Thursday, October 28th against the Laredo Bucks, when the team plays its first home game.
This season's schedule has been expanded to a 66-game format, meaning the Jackalopes will host 33 home games.
"Overall it's a good schedule," said head coach Paul Gillis. "Every team has to deal with the same things at some point in their season. Long travel, lots of games in a small time frame, long stretches at home and on the road. We just need to be read to play our best hockey every night and let everything else decide itself."
With five new teams from the International Hockey League joining the CHL this year, the Jackalopes will play five times against those clubs. After opening the season at Missouri, the Jacks travel to Quad City on October 16th to face the Mallards, the Bloomington PrairieThunder on October 22nd, and the Dayton Gems on October 23rd. The Jacks also welcome Bloomington to the Ector County Coliseum near the end of the season on March 11th and 12th.
In a rematch of last year's playoffs, the first meeting of the season between Odessa and Allen will take place on November 13th in the Permian Basin. It will be the first meeting between the teams since the Americans defeated the Jackalopes in Game seven of last year's Southern Conference Final by a 4-2 score.
"We have a lot of home games in the second half of the year," said general manager Joe Clark. "So there will be more promotions for our fans and the community after the new year. Legends' Weekend will be back again as well on February 25th and 26th against Arizona."
Fans will have plenty of chances to see familiar opponents and rivals from previous years as Laredo will visit the Jacks five times (the most of any team in the league), the Arizona Sundogs and Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees will appear four times in the Coliseum.
This season Odessa has more activity against the CHL's Northern Conference as the team will play 22 games against teams from the North - half of those at home. Three games against the defending champion Rapid City Rush, including the weekend of January 28th and 29th, three games against the Colorado Eagles including the weekend of February 4th and 5th, and three games against the Tulsa Oilers including the weekend of March 4th and 5th to go along with the Bloomington games.
The Jacks' most common opponent is Rio Grande Valley, who they face 10 total times. Odessa also plays Arizona eight times and Laredo seven times this year.
Promotional themes, giveaway nights, and other information will be available later in the summer. Fans should visit jackalopes.org for the more updated information regarding the schedule.
Odessa closes the season with a home-and-home weekend against the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs on March 25th and 26th.
The Odessa Jackalopes are the Central Hockey League affiliate for the NHL's New York Islanders and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team will begin its 14th season in the Permian Basin in October 2010. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-PUCK or visiting jackalopes.org.
Odessa Jackalopes 2010-2011 Regular Season Schedule
Day Month Date Visitor Home Time
Friday October 15 Odessa Missouri 7:05 PM
Saturday October 16 Odessa Quad City 7:05 PM
Friday October 22 Odessa Bloomington 7:05 PM
Saturday October 23 Odessa Dayton 7:30 PM
Thursday October 28 Laredo Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday October 30 Laredo Odessa 7:05 PM
Tuesday November 2 Odessa Laredo 7:00 PM
Friday November 5 Odessa Rio Grande Valley 7:30 PM
Saturday November 6 Odessa Rio Grande Valley 7:30 PM
Friday November 12 Odessa Texas 7:30 PM
Saturday November 13 Allen Odessa 7:05 PM
Sunday November 14 Allen Odessa 4:05 PM
Tuesday November 16 Rio Grande Valley Odessa 7:05 PM
Thursday November 18 Wichita Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday November 20 Odessa Allen 7:00 PM
Tuesday November 23 Texas Odessa 7:05 PM
Friday November 26 Odessa Rapid City 7:05 PM
Saturday November 27 Odessa Rapid City 3:05 PM
Tuesday November 30 Colorado Odessa 7:05 PM
Friday December 3 Laredo Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday December 4 Bossier-Shreveport Odessa 7:05 PM
Tuesday December 7 Arizona Odessa 7:05 PM
Friday December 10 Odessa Colorado 7:05 PM
Saturday December 11 Odessa Colorado 7:05 PM
Friday December 17 Laredo Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday December 18 Odessa Texas 7:30 PM
Sunday December 19 Odessa Tulsa 4:05 PM
Sunday December 26 Texas Odessa 4:05 PM
Tuesday December 28 Odessa Rio Grande Valley 7:00 PM
Wednesday December 29 Odessa Rio Grande Valley 7:00 PM
Friday December 31 Rio Grande Valley Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday January 1 Rio Grande Valley Odessa 7:05 PM
Friday January 7 Odessa Texas 7:30 PM
Saturday January 8 Odessa Texas 7:30 PM
Friday January 14 Odessa Colorado 7:05 PM
Saturday January 15 Odessa Colorado 7:05 PM
Wednesday January 19 Odessa Arizona 7:05 PM
Friday January 21 Odessa Arizona 7:05 PM
Saturday January 22 Odessa Arizona 7:05 PM
Friday January 28 Rapid City Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday January 29 Rapid City Odessa 7:05 PM
Tuesday February 1 Texas Odessa 7:05 PM
Wednesday February 2 Rapid City Odessa 7:05 PM
Friday February 4 Colorado Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday February 5 Colorado Odessa 7:05 PM
Thursday February 10 Odessa Laredo 11:00 AM
Friday February 11 Odessa Allen 7:30 PM
Saturday February 12 Odessa Allen 7:00 PM
Tuesday February 15 Odessa Arizona 7:05 PM
Friday February 18 Odessa Texas 7:30 PM
Friday February 25 Arizona Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday February 26 Arizona Odessa 7:05 PM
Tuesday March 1 Texas Odessa 7:05 PM
Friday March 4 Tulsa Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday March 5 Tulsa Odessa 7:05 PM
Sunday March 6 Odessa Allen 2:00 PM
Tuesday March 8 Allen Odessa 7:05 PM
Friday March 11 Bloomington Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday March 12 Bloomington Odessa 7:05 PM
Tuesday March 15 Arizona Odessa 7:05 PM
Thursday March 17 Odessa Rio Grande Valley 7:00 PM
Friday March 18 Rio Grande Valley Odessa 7:05 PM
Saturday March 19 Tulsa Odessa 7:05 PM
Tuesday March 22 Odessa Rio Grande Valley 7:00 PM
Friday March 25 Odessa Bossier-Shreveport 7:05 PM
Saturday March 26 Bossier-Shreveport Odessa 7:05 PM
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