The American Hockey League (AHL) today announced the complete regular-season schedule for the 2018-19 AHL campaign. The San Diego Gulls, primary AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL), will open the season on the road Saturday, Oct. 6 versus the Tucson Roadrunners at Tucson Convention Center Arena (7:05 p.m. PT). The Gulls will return home after the single-game trip at Tucson to host the Roadrunners on Friday, Oct. 12 for the team’s home opener at Valley View Casino Center (7 p.m.). All 34 Gulls’ home games during the 2018-19 season will begin at 7 p.m. PT.
The Gulls will host 10 different Western Conference opponents at Valley View Casino Center as part of their 2018-19 schedule. The club will play 56 games against the Pacific Division’s other six clubs and 12 inter-conference games against five teams from the Central Division. San Diego will have 24 home weekend dates, including 12 contests on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The Gulls will also play 17 sets of back-to-back games throughout the season.
San Diego’s 12-game season series with the Ontario Reign begins Oct. 13 at Citizens Business Bank Arena (6 p.m.) and Nov. 3 (6 p.m.). The rivalry will head to San Diego for six games at Valley View Casino Center, beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 21 in addition to Dec. 21, Feb. 1 and 6, Mar. 23 and Apr. 5. The remaining four contests in the Inland Empire will be held on Dec. 22 (6 p.m.), Jan. 6 (3 p.m.), Jan. 21 (3 p.m.) and Feb. 8 (7 p.m.).
San Diego’s inter-conference schedule will see the Gulls host the Milwaukee Admirals on Oct. 19, Manitoba Moose on Nov. 28 and 30, Texas Stars on Jan. 16, Iowa Wild on Feb. 2 and San Antonio Rampage on Feb. 23.
Additional schedule highlights include San Diego hosting the AHL’s 31st club and newest Pacific Division member Colorado Eagles on four occasions, including Nov. 9 and 10 in addition to Mar. 8 and 9. San Diego will also host its annual Veterans Day game vs. Colorado (Nov. 10), a day-after Thanksgiving game vs. the Stockton Heat (Nov. 23) and the final regular-season home game on Apr. 10 vs. San Jose.
San Diego will play two preseason games in 2018, a home-and-home series versus the Ontario Reign. The Gulls will visit Ontario on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena (10 a.m.) and conclude their exhibition schedule on Monday, Oct. 1 at Honda Center (7 p.m.).
Individual regular-season tickets for all Gulls games at Valley View Casino Center will go on sale later this summer. Season tickets are currently on sale now for as little as $14 per game ($476) for the 2018-19 season and include exclusive benefits such as free parking, giveaways, access to exclusive Season Ticket Holder events with Gulls Players and coaches, playoff priority, Stella Artois Lounge access and much more. Fans can become a season ticket holder or place deposits on Mini Plan and Group ticket packages by calling (844) GO-GULLS or visiting SanDiegoGulls.com/tickets.
Attached is San Diego’s 2018-19 season schedule. The Gulls’ local radio and television schedules will be released at a later date.