Montreal Canadiens AHL Affiliate, Laval Rocket, Finally Have Season Schedule

LAVAL, QC - DECEMBER 28: Josh Brook and Cayden Primeau (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
LAVAL, QC - DECEMBER 28: Josh Brook and Cayden Primeau (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

Montreal Canadiens games have been on the air for nearly a month now as training camp began on January 3rd and their regular season started on January 13th.

They have been off to a hot start, but their AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket, are yet to play a game. That is going to change very soon.

The Rocket started training camp just over two weeks ago, on January 22nd, but they had no idea when they would actually play games. Most of the AHL schedule was released shortly after training camp began, but the Canadian Government hasn’t made it easy for teams, especially the Toronto Marlies and Belleville Senators, to play games in Canada.

It was also announced recently that the Calgary Flames farm team, the Stockton Heat, would play their home games in Calgary. This gives the AHL five teams playing in Canada and those teams will only play each other. That means the Rocket will only play the Marlies, Senators, Heat and Manitoba Moose this season. We still don’t have a full schedule but the league finally released its calendar for the month of February.

The Rocket will start their season with four consecutive games against the Senators, all at the Bell Centre in Montreal. They will then host the Manitoba Moose for four straight contests on home ice as well.

Their first game will be this Friday, February 12th and they will host the Senators again on Saturday afternoon as well as Tuesday night and next Friday as well.

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The Rocket’s schedule is onto finalized until the end of February. They will update the remainder of the season’s calendar at a later date. While the Rocket have approval to play home games, Ontario teams still can’t host games so the final schedule will have to wait for that situation to be sorted out.