Senior hockey leagues up and running

The SWHL and SVHL will both feature 18-game regular season schedules

Crossroads Staff

Senior hockey teams across west central Saskatchewan are playing exhibition games as they prepare for the start of their seasons set for next weekend.

The Sask. West Hockey League (SWHL) and Sask. Valley Hockey League (SVHL) will kick off the regular season next Friday with the first games for teams in both leagues scheduled to take place on Nov. 2, and exhibition games are now being played across both leagues.

In the SWHL, the Biggar Nationals will be on the road to play the Unity Miners as the only game on the opening day of the 2018-19 season. In the SVHL, the Delisle Bruins will host the Beechy Bombers and the Central Butte Flyers will host the Outlook Ice Hawks on the opening day of the campaign.

The SWHL will feature an 18-game regular season schedule with seven teams vying for league supremacy. With four consecutive league championships, the Wilkie Outlaws will be the team to beat once again. The league has experienced changes since last season.

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