The Estevan Bruins have released their schedule for the 2014-15 SJHL season.
Estevan will play its first game on September 18, in Melville against the Millionaires, in what will also be the opening game for the entire SJHL. It's the third straight season that the Bruins and Mills have opened the SJHL season.
The following night, Estevan will have their home opener against Melville, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Affinity Place.
The Bruins will play a 56-game schedule this year.
Other highlights from the schedule are:
*The SJHL Top 120, which showcases the top players in the league, will be September 28 and 29 in Warman.
*The Bruins' longest road trip – and their busiest stretch of the season – will be from October 17 to 22, when they will play five games in a six-day span. The Bruins will visit the Humboldt Broncos on October 17, the Battlefords North Stars on the 18th, the Kindersley Klippers on the 19th, the Notre Dame Hounds on the 21st and the Millionaires on the 22nd.
*The defending RBC Cup national champions, the Yorkton Terriers, will make their first visit of the season to Affinity Place on November 18.
*Estevan's longest stretch for consecutive home games will be in December. They'll host the Melfort Mustangs on the December 11, the La Ronge Ice Wolves on the 12th and the Kindersley Klippers on the 18th prior to the Christmas break. After the break, they'll host the Weyburn Red Wings on January 1.
*The Bruins will play Weyburn and Melville eight times each, Yorkton and Notre Dame six times each, and the remaining seven teams four times apiece.
The Bruins will wrap up the regular season with a home-and-home against the Melville Millionaires. They'll host Melville on February 27, and visit the Mills on the 28th.