The ECHL announced on Thursday that the 2022-23 season will begin with eight games on Friday, Oct. 21, continues with 13 games on Saturday, Oct. 22 with Opening Weekend concluding with six games on Sunday, Oct. 23. Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league that will have 28 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces playing 1,008 games from Oct. 21, 2022 to April 16, 2023.
View the 2022-23 ECHL scheduleDownload the 2022-23 ECHL schedule Download Team-by-Team schedules Opening Night on Friday, Oct. 21 features Atlanta hosting Florida, Indy taking on Fort Wayne, Iowa entertaining Idaho, Newfoundland welcoming Reading, Norfolk hosting South Carolina, Trois-Rivières entertaining Maine, Tulsa welcoming Allen and Utah taking on Rapid City. Nine teams open their home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 22 as Fort Wayne hosts Cincinnati, Greenville welcomes Savannah, Jacksonville entertains Orlando, Kalamazoo takes on Indy, Kansas City hosts Wichita, Maine welcomes Trois-Rivières, South Carolina entertains Norfolk, Wheeling takes on Toledo and Worcester hosts Adirondack. On Sunday, Oct. 23, Orlando plays its first home game against Jacksonville. Friday, Oct. 28 features three teams playing their first home game of the season with Idaho taking on Utah, Rapid City hosting Kansas City and Wichita welcoming Tulsa. Five teams take to the home ice for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 29 as Adirondack welcomes Worcester, Allen hosts Tulsa, Cincinnati entertains Iowa, Florida takes on Jacksonville and Reading welcomes Indy. The newest ECHL team, the Savannah Ghost Pirates, play the first home game in team history on Saturday, Nov. 5 when they take on Greenville, while Toledo also plays its first home game of the season that night when it hosts Cincinnati. The ECHL also announced the divisional alignment for the 2022-23 season.
About the ECHL Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 34th season in 2021-22. There have been 727 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 29 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2021-22 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 27 of the 32 NHL teams in 2021-22, marking the 25th consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.