Kelowna Rockets will play five pre-season games in September

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The Kelowna Rockets will hit the ice for five pre-season games leading up to the anticipated start of the 2021-2022 Western Hockey League season.

The exhibition schedule, released Monday, includes three home dates and two on the road.

They will open up in Ladner against the Vancouver Giants Wednesday, Sept. 15 and conclude at home Saturday, Sept. 25 against Kamloops.

The schedule also includes back-to-back home dates against the Victoria Royals Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday Sept. 18, and a road game in Kamloops Friday the 24th.

The Rockets already know their regular season home opener is set for Saturday. Oct. 2 against Everett.

The remainder of the regular season schedule will be unveiled Wednesday.

With the anticipated lifting of health restrictions in all jurisdictions the 2021-22 season will call for a 68-game schedule with full capacity in a fan-friendly and safe environment throughout all WHL markets.

Rockets season ticket holders will receive their renewal packages in the coming weeks.

Season seats for new season seat holders will go on sale in July through the Rockets office.

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