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Western Capitals’ pre-season schedule released

Battle of the Bridge tournament being held in Summerside


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.

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