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Elora Rocks to begin first WOSHL regular season Oct. 2

ELORA – The Elora Rocks are scheduled to start their 24-game regular season in the Western Ontario Super Hockey League sponsored by Sleeman Breweries with a road game Oct. 2.

The league released the schedule for its inaugural season Monday.

The Rocks are to open their season with a game against the Alvinston Killer Bees Oct. 2 at Alvinston’s Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre Complex. Game time is 8 p.m.

Home opener at the Elora and District Community Centre for the Rocks is set for Oct. 15 against the Stratford Fighting Irish starting at 8:30 p.m.

That game is to be the second consecutive match between the two teams as they are also to play Oct. 9 at Stratford.

The home opener is also scheduled to be the first of seven consecutive home games for the Rocks as they’re to play the Tillsonburg Thunder Oct. 22, Alvinston Oct. 29 and 30, Strathroy Jets Nov. 5, Tillsonburg Nov. 12 and Alvinston Nov. 19.

The league is to operate with five teams in its first season. It had planned to have six teams, but the Langton Royals had to put off their debut for a year due to COVID-19 protocols in Norfolk County that restricts the number of people, including players and referees, in their home arena to 30.

The teams are to play each of their league rivals six times during the inaugural regular season.

The Rocks also have an exhibition game on their schedule as they’re to play Tillsonburg at Stratford’s William Allman Arena Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.

That game is the first of a WOSHL preseason doubleheader at Stratford as Alvinston and Stratford are slated to play at 4 p.m.

The Rocks, who have had three preseason skates in Elora in the last week and a half, have announced 16 player commitments on their Facebook page – forwards Luke Baleshta, Jacob Black, Zach Cameron, Jeremy Goodwin, Spencer Gourlay, Klayton Hoelscher, Luke Hoelscher, Spencer MacCormack, Shaun Pickering and Alex Uttley, defencemen Justin Abraham, Jake Brown, Shawn Lantz and Kyle Soper and goalies Ed Davey and Colin Dunne.

 

Elora Rocks Schedule
The following is the 2021-22 schedule for the Rocks.
Sept. 19: Elora Rocks vs. Tillsonburg at Stratford (preseason), 1 p.m.
Oct. 2: Elora Rocks at Alvinston, 8 p.m.
Oct. 9: Elora Rocks at Stratford, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Elora Rocks vs. Stratford at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Elora Rocks vs. Tillsonburg at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 29: Elora Rocks vs. Alvinston at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 30: Elora Rocks vs. Alvinston at Elora and District Community Centre, 4 p.m.
Nov. 5: Elora Rocks vs. Strathroy at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 12: Elora Rocks vs. Tillsonburg at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 19: Elora Rocks vs. Alvinston at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 20: Elora Rocks at Tillsonburg, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 26: Elora Rocks at Strathroy, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4: Elora Rocks at Alvinston, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 10: Elora Rocks vs. Tillsonburg at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 11: Elora Rocks at Stratford, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 17: Elora Rocks at Strathroy, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7: Elora Rocks vs. Strathroy at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: Elora Rocks vs. Stratford at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 15: Elora Rocks at Tillsonburg, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: Elora Rocks vs. Stratford at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: Elora Rocks vs. Strathroy at Elora and District Community Centre, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 29: Elora Rocks at Tillsonburg, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5: Elora Rocks at Stratford, 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 11: Elora Rocks at Strathroy, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 12: Elora Rocks at Alvinston, 6:30 p.m.
 
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