The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals are scheduled to play four exhibition games in preparation for the 2019-20 MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) regular season.
That number could increase to five should the Capitals make the final of the Battle of the Bridge pre-season tournament that will take place at Credit Union Place in Summerside on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The Caps will play three round-robin games in that event, which will also feature the Edmundston Blizzard, Pictou County Crushers and Amherst Ramblers.
The top two teams at the end of round-robin play will meet in the final on Sept. 1 at 3 p.m.
The Caps will play twice on Aug. 31, facing Pictou County at 1 p.m. and Edmundston at 8 p.m. Summerside and Amherst will close out the round robin on Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.
The Caps will close out their pre-season schedule against the Ramblers at the Amherst Stadium on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
The Caps open a season-opening stretch of five straight road games in Amherst on Sept. 14. Summerside’s home opener is against the Yarmouth Mariners on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.