QMJHL Unveils Schedule: Moose Loose on Sept. 9th
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League today released the 2011-12 regular season schedule. A total of 578 games will be played between the seventeen QMJHL clubs; 34 home and 34 away games for a total of 68 games per team.
The regular season kicks off on Thursday, September 8 as the Moncton Wildcats travel to Saint John to face the defending President Cup and MasterCard Memorial Cup champions.
The Halifax Mooseheads will kick off the season on the road Friday, September 9 against divisional rivals, the PEI Rocket. The Moose will open up at home one week later as they’ll welcome the Acadie-Bathurst Titan into the Metro Centre on Friday the 16th.
78% of all contests will be played on weekends in order to help players consolidate the development of their on-ice skills with academics.
Of note, no games are scheduled between December 19 and 26 due to the Holidays.