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Edmonton Oil Kings announce 2022-23 Regular Season Schedule

Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Oil Kings will begin their defence of the Ed Chynoweth Cup on Friday, September 23 when they host the Red Deer Rebels in their home opener at Rogers Place.

The Oil Kings will also be raising their 2021-22 WHL Championship banner to the rafters that night.

The 2022-23 schedule will once again see the Oil Kings play 68 games with 34 games on home ice at Rogers Place and 34 games on the road.

The Oil Kings will finish the regular season with a home-and-home against the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26.  The 2023 WHL Playoffs are slated to begin on Friday, March 31.

The 2022-23 schedule features the return to inter-conference play with all five B.C. Division teams visiting Rogers Place for the first time since the 2018-19 season and the Oil Kings embarking on a U.S. Division road trip starting on Friday, October 7 in Spokane against the Chiefs, and concluding with a 2022 WHL Championship Series rematch in Seattle with the Thunderbirds on Friday, October 14.

The Oil Kings most frequent opponent are the Red Deer Rebels as they clash nine times with their QEII rivals (5 home, 4 away).  The Oil Kings and Calgary Hitmen will go head-to-head in eight WHL Battles of Alberta (4 home, 4 away).  Rounding out their Central Division schedule, the Oil Kings will play the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Medicine Hat Tigers six times each (3 home, 3 away), while taking on the Swift Current Broncos five times (2 home, 3 away).

The remainder of the Oil Kings Eastern Conference schedule has them taking on all six East Division opponents four times (2 home, 2 away).

Of the Oil Kings 34 home games this coming season, 26 of them will be played on Fridays (12), Saturdays (7) and Sundays (7).

Key Dates

Home Opener and WHL Championship Banner Raising Ceremony – Friday, September 23 vs. Red Deer
Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats first visit to Rogers Place – Thursday, September 29 vs. Regina
Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats final visit to Rogers Place – Sunday, December 4 vs. Regina (4:00 P.M.)
Final home game prior to Christmas break – Friday, December 16 vs. Swift Current
New Year’s Day matinee – Sunday, January 1 vs. Lethbridge (2:00 P.M.)
Family Day game – Monday, February 20 vs. Kamloops (2:00 P.M.)
Final home game – Saturday, March 25 vs. Calgary (2:00 P.M.)

A full 2022-23 Promotional Schedule will be released at a later date.

Edmonton Oil Kings 2022-23 Schedule

September

Friday, September 23 vs. Red Deer Rebels (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, September 24 @ Red Deer Rebels (7:00 P.M.)
Thursday, September 29 vs. Regina Pats (7:00 P.M.)

October

Saturday, October 1 @ Prince Albert Raiders (7:00 P.M.)
Friday, October 7 @ Spokane Chiefs (8:05 P.M.)
Saturday, October 8 @ Tri-City Americans (8:05 P.M.)
Tuesday, October 11 @ Portland Winterhawks (8:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, October 12 @ Everett Silvertips (8:05 P.M.)
Friday, October 14 @ Seattle Thunderbirds (8:05 P.M.)
Friday, October 21 vs. Prince Albert Raiders (7:00 P.M.)
Sunday, October 23 vs. Saskatoon Blades (4:00 P.M.)
Thursday, October 27 vs. Vancouver Giants (7:00 P.M.)
Friday, October 28 vs. Calgary Hitmen (7:00 P.M.)
Sunday, October 30 vs. Red Deer Rebels (4:00 P.M.)

November

Friday, November 4 vs. Victoria Royals (7:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, November 8 @ Moose Jaw Warriors (6:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, November 9 @ Regina Pats (6:00 P.M.)
Friday, November 11 @ Prince Albert Raiders (6:00 P.M.)
Saturday, November 12 @ Saskatoon Blades (6:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, November 15 vs. Red Deer Rebels (7:00 P.M.)
Friday, November 18 vs. Brandon Wheat Kings (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, November 19 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes (7:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, November 23 @ Medicine Hat Tigers (7:00 P.M.)
Friday, November 25 @ Swift Current Broncos (6:00 P.M.)
Saturday, November 26 @ Swift Current Broncos (6:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, November 30 vs. Saskatoon Blades (7:00 P.M.)

December

Sunday, December 4 vs. Regina Pats (4:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, December 6 vs. Medicine Hat Tigers (7:00 P.M.)
Friday, December 9 @ Red Deer Rebels (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, December 10 vs. Red Deer Rebels (7:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, December 14 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes (7:00 P.M.)
Friday, December 16 vs. Swift Current Broncos (7:00 P.M.)
Sunday, December 18 @ Calgary Hitmen (2:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, December 27 @ Red Deer Rebels (7:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, December 28 @ Calgary Hitmen (7:00 P.M.)
Friday, December 30 vs. Red Deer Rebels (7:00 P.M.)

January

Sunday, January 1 vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes (2:00 P.M.)
Friday, January 6 vs. Medicine Hat Tigers (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, January 7 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes (7:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, January 10 vs. Moose Jaw Warriors (7:00 P.M.)
Friday, January 13 @ Red Deer Rebels (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, January 14 vs. Prince Albert Raiders (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, January 21 vs. Prince George Cougars (7:00 P.M.)
Sunday, January 22 vs. Brandon Wheat Kings (4:00 P.M.)
Friday, January 27 vs. Calgary Hitmen (7:00 P.M.)
Sunday, January 29 vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes (4:00 P.M.)

February

Friday, February 3 vs. Moose Jaw Warriors (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, February 4 @ Calgary Hitmen (7:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, February 7 @ Saskatoon Blades (6:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, February 8 @ Moose Jaw Warriors (6:00 P.M.)
Friday, February 10 @ Brandon Wheat Kings (6:00 P.M.)
Saturday, February 11 @ Winnipeg ICE (6:00 P.M.)
Saturday, February 18 vs. Calgary Hitmen (7:00 P.M.)
Monday, February 20 vs. Kamloops Blazers (2:00 P.M.)
Friday, February 24 vs. Kelowna Rockets (7:00 P.M.)
Sunday, February 26 vs. Winnipeg ICE (4:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, February 28 vs. Winnipeg ICE (11:00 A.M.)

March

Friday, March 3 @ Medicine Hat Tigers (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, March 4 vs. Swift Current Broncos (7:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, March 8 @ Regina Pats (6:00 P.M.)
Friday, March 10 @ Winnipeg ICE (6:00 P.M.)
Saturday, March 11 @ Brandon Wheat Kings (6:00 P.M.)
Friday, March 17 vs. Medicine Hat Tigers (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, March 18 vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes (7:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, March 21 @ Swift Current Broncos (7:00 P.M.)
Wednesday, March 22 @ Medicine Hat Tigers (7:00 P.M.)
Saturday, March 25 vs. Calgary Hitmen (2:00 P.M.)
Sunday, March 26 @ Calgary Hitmen (2:00 P.M.)

*All times MST

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