2022-23 AHL schedule unveiled | TheAHL.com

Springfield, Mass. …the Major League Soccer today released the full game schedule for the 2022-23 regular season, the league’s 88th year in existence. The season, which has reached an all-time high, with 32 teams participating in 72 matches – for a total of 1,152 matches – begins in Friday 14 October day concludes Sunday April 16.

It is noted in the 2022-23 schedule:

🏒 The 2022-23 regular season begins with ten games on October 14, and a total of 29 games over the opening weekend.

🏒 The latest AHL clubs, namely Coachella Valley Firebirds and the new Calgary Flames subsidiary headquartered in Calgary, opened the season with a two-game match against each other at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 16 and 17. The Firebirds begin the centerpiece of their schedule with four games in the Seattle area before the opening of the Acrisure Arena in Thousand Palms, California. , on December 18 against the Tucson Roadrunners.

🏒 the San Jose Barracuda They play their first match at their new facility, Tech CU Arena, on October 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights.

🏒 the Chicago Wolves The defense of the 2022 Calder Cup begins on October 15 when Milwaukee Admiral Allstate Arena visits Milwaukee.

🏒 the Lehigh Valley Phantoms The franchise plays its 2,000th game of the regular season on December 10, at home against the Charlotte Checkers. The Phantoms, who began playing in Philadelphia in 1996, will become the ninth team in AHL history to reach 2,000 games.

🏒 the Laval missile will host 2023 AHL All-Star Classic Presented by Bellscheduled for Sunday, February 5 and Monday, February 6 at Place Bell in Laval, Kew.

🏒 There are two days this season when all 32 league teams operate: Saturday, October 29 And the Saturday, November 19.

🏒 Games scheduled on weekdays: Monday (16), Tuesday (70), Wednesday (203), Thursday (28), Friday (321), Saturday (369), Sunday (145).

The AHL Board of Governors has also approved the eligibility rules and format for 2023 Calder Cup Qualifiers. For the second consecutive season, a total of 23 teams will qualify for the AHL postseason, with five rounds of playoffs leading to the Calder Cup champions being crowned.

The qualifying field will include the top six riders in the eight-team Atlantic Division, the top five in each of the seven-team North and Central divisions, and the top seven teams in the 10-team Pacific Division. The first round matches will be the best of the three series; The Atlantic’s top two rankings, the top three rankings in both the North and Central, and the first-placed team in the Pacific will bid farewell to the top-five divisional semi-finals, with the first-round winners in each division re-ranked. The Division Finals will also be the Best of Five Series, followed by the Best of Seven Conference Finals and the Calder Cup Series Finals Best of Seven.

Under this format, more than 500 players were able to experience the Calder Cup Playoff in 2022.

The American Hockey League was officially born in 1936 when the Canadian American Hockey League and the International Hockey League merged to form the International Hockey League of America (“international” would be deleted from the league’s name in 1940). The AHL continues its role as the top development league for all 32 National Hockey League teams; Nearly 90 percent of NHL players today are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 Hockey Hall of Fame honorees have spent time in the AHL in their careers.

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