Full 2016/17 Regular Season Schedule Now Online
Posted By: uuhadood
Sunday, August 14, 2016
TORONTO - What kicks off Saturday, Sept. 10 on the Olympic-sized ice pad at Upper Canada College, and wraps up on Yoko Ono's 84th birthday (Saturday, Feb. 18) next door on the UCC's NHL-sized rink? If you said the 2016/17 UUHA Regular Season, then you are correct!
The Parkdale Hockey Lads and Wheatfield Souldiers will break the ice on the new season at 5:30 PM on Sept. 10 with the first of two games comprising the UUHA's Night of the Olympians. The other contest (slated for 6:30) on the big ice features the Brockton Rockets and the Humiliation. All other UUHA squads will see their first action of the season the following Saturday, Sept. 17 on UCC's NHL-sized rink (which is scheduled to be undergoing renovation the previous weekend). Games slated for that night include the Gas Station Islanders taking on reigning UUHA Champions the Beau's Beer Hack, the Parkdale Porcupines facing off against the Rockets and the Souldiers going up against the Jokers.
Though largely similar in structure and duration to the previous season, the 2016/17 Regular Season will feature the novelty of a handful of Friday evening matches at Maple Leaf Gardens, as well as a couple of Sunday-afternoon matinee contests at the hallowed Carlton Street edifice. Saturday, Nov. 19 will see the first match between last season's two finalists as the Beau's Beer Hack face off against the Parkdale Lads. The two squads - whose dramatic 2016 Championship Final was decided in overtime - are scheduled to meet again on Saturday, Feb. 11. The 2017 UUHA Playoffs will commence on Saturday, Feb. 25 and continue through to Saturday, April 8 on which a league champion will be crowned. All playoff games will take place at UCC.