Legionnaires release schedule

With hockey finally receiving the go ahead to get underway in Saskatchewan, the Swift Current Home Hardware Legionnaires released their 2020-21 schedule on Monday evening.

The Legionnaires announced two exhibition games and 30 regular season games in the Saskatchewan Male Under-18 AAA Hockey League this season. All 32 contests will be played against the five Southern teams in the SMAAAHL as COVID-19 restrictions have altered the league format.

The Legionnaires, under first-year head coach Chris Keleher, will play exhibition games against the host Moose Jaw Warriors on October 24 and 25.

They will open the regular season at home on November 1 against the Notre Dame Hounds at 12:30 p.m. at the Innovation Credit Union iplex.

The Legionnaires will get their first look at the expansion Estevan Bears on November 6 at 7:15 p.m.

The Legionnaires will close out the regular season on March 21 against the Regina Pat Canadians. The Legionnaires will also face the Warriors and Yorkton Maulers throughout the regular season.

The North Division will be comprised of the Saskatoon Blazers, Saskatoon Contacts, Tisdale Trojans, Prince Albert Mintos, Battlefords Stars, and the expansion Warman Wildcats.

The Legionnaires finished eighth in the 12-team SMAAAHL last season with a 21-19-1-3 record before being eliminated by Regina in the opening round of the playoffs.