Brampton, ON – The Brampton Beast are excited to officially announce their home and away schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season. With the new divisional alignment, the Beast will play in the ECHL’s North Division of the Eastern Conference, with 30 of their 72 games this season coming against their new division rivals the Toledo Walleye, Kalamazoo Wings, and Wheeling Nailers. The Beast begin their season on the road October 16th against the newly-minted Manchester Monarchs, and will kick things off at home the following weekend against the Adirondack Thunder.
Adding to the excitement is the fact that the Beast will play a number of teams for the first time in franchise history this season, including all three ECHL-newcomers including Adirondack, Manchester and the Norfolk Admirals. All three of these teams will be a part of the new East Division, where the Beast will play 28 games including 11 against former rivals the Elmira Jackals and four against the Reading Royals.
The Beast will suit up for nine contests against the Eastern Conference’s South Division, including welcoming the Toronto Maple Leaf’s affiliate Orlando Solar Bears to the Powerade Centre for a three game series in March. Additionally, the Beast will have a chance to soak up some sun on late January/early February road trips that see them play the Florida Everblades, South Carolina Stingrays, and Gwinnet Gladiators.
The Beast will only play five games against Western Conference teams, with four of those scheduled against the Fort Wayne Komets and one game against the Indy Fuel.
The Beast will not play former CHL opponents the Allen Americans, Rapid City Rush, Missouri Mavericks, Tulsa Oilers, or Wichita Thunder. Also missing from the schedule are the Quad City Mallards, who the Beast faced 15 times last season.
The Beast will play the bulk of their home games on Fridays (10 games scheduled) and Sundays (16 games), with just three Saturday contests and seven weekday games at home. The Beast are excited to be bringing back several favourite themes from past seasons, including a 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss, a second Guns N Hoses hockey tournament, another School Day Game and a Stick It to Cancer Walk.
To see the Beast’s full 2015-16 schedule please visit http://bramptonbeast. com/schedule/
Beast Home Schedule, by Day of the Week:
Monday – 1 game
Tuesday – 1 game
Wednesday – 1 game
Thursday – 4 games
Friday – 10 games
Saturday – 3 games
Sunday – 16 games
Season schedule by opponent:
Elmira Jackals – 11 games
Toledo Walleye – 11 games
Kalamazoo Wings – 10 games
Wheeling Nailers – 9 games
Adirondack Thunder – 6 games
Manchester Monarchs – 6 games
Fort Wayne Komets – 4 games
Reading Royals – 4 games
Florida Everblades – 3 games
Orlando Solar Bears – 3 games
Gwinnett Gladiators – 1 game
Greensville Road Warriors – 1 game
Indy Fuel – 1 game
Norfolk Admirals – 1 game
South Carolina Stingrays – 1 game
Season tickets are on sale now! Call the Brampton Beast office at 905.564.1684 and speak with a season ticket rep today to learn more about Brampton Beast Hockey Club Memberships and the numerous benefits of becoming a season ticket holder!
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 28 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Brampton Beast
The Brampton Beast was founded in January 2013. The Brampton Beast finished in sixth place and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in their inaugural year. The team was recognized as the he Community Relations Franchise of the Year in their first year of operation.