By Carter Brooks
Photo by James Carey Lauder
The American Hockey League has revealed its 2019-20 regular season schedule.
The Manitoba Moose will begin their 20th season of play in San Antonio on October 4th against the Rampage. The Moose will open the 2019-20 season on the road, while wearing a new commemorative patch highlighting their 20 years of IHL/AHL play within the province of Manitoba.
The Moose host their 2019-20 home opener on Friday, October 11th when the Toronto Marlies roll into Bell MTS Place. 28 of Manitoba’s 76 contests will be held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. 12 games will come against Canadian competition.
On November 15th, the first 3,000 fans in attendance at Bell MTS Place will have the opportunity to take home a special 20th anniversary Moose hat to celebrate the new secondary logo. February 7th will be the 20th Season Game, in which the first 3,000 fans will then receive a replica 20th anniversary banner.
Autograph Alley will be open to the public following the Moose’s October 12th, November 15th, December 29th, January 19th and February 15th home contests.
The 2019-20 AHL regular season will conclude for Manitoba on April 11th in Chicago. The Moose will play their final home game of the season the previous week on April 5th against the visiting Grand Rapids Griffins.
A full list of Manitoba Moose promotional games is listed below:
- October 11th - Home Opener - Lightup Wristband
- October 19th - Halloween - Reusable Trick-Or-Treat Bag
- November 2nd - Hockey Fights Cancer
- November 3rd - Share the Warmth
- November 11th - Remembrance Day - Specialty Sweaters
- November 15th - 20th Season Game - Hat Giveaway
- December 7th - Teddy Bear Toss
- December 21st and 22nd - Holiday Weekend - Santa Photo
- December 31st - Shutout Hunger
- January 4th - Star Wars Night - Team Poster
- January 18th - Follow Your Dreams Night - Specialty Sweater
- January 19th - Bobblehead Giveaway
- February 7th - 20th Season Game - Banner Giveaway
- February 17th - Super Hero Day
- March 1st - Autism Awareness Game - Specialty Sweater
- March 7th - Gender Equality Game - Hockey Card Giveaway
- March 8th - Bobblehead Giveaway
- March 28th - Country Music Night
- April 5th - Fan Appreciation Day