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The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks are eager to kick off their 2022/23 WOAA Sr. AA Hockey league season and are set to hit the ice on Saturday, October 8 in Seaforth where they will take on the defending champions, the Centenaires.

Their home opener is set for Friday, October 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Plex where they battle for the net against the Clinton Radars.

The regular season for the Winterhawks will consist of 20 games, 10 at home and 10 on the road. Nine of the home games will be played at The Plex in Port Elgin and one, January 20 against the Lucknow Lancers, will be held at the Southampton Coliseum.

Full home schedule:

Friday Oct. 21st - 8:30 pm vs Clinton
Friday Nov. 4th - 8:30 p.m. vs Seaforth
Friday Nov. 11th - 8:30 p.m. vs Durham
Sunday Nov. 20th - 4:30 p.m. vs Minto
Friday Dec. 9th - 8:30 p.m. vs Creemore
Friday Dec. 23rd - 7:30 p.m. vs Shelburne
Friday Dec. 30th - 8:30 p.m. vs Tavistock
Friday Jan. 6th - 8:30 p.m. vs Ripley
Friday Jan. 20th - 8:30 p.m. vs Lucknow (in Southampton)

The schedule format has been tweaked this season, as all 13 teams will now play each other at least once.

Home and away sets for the Winterhawks include Shallow Lake, Ripley, Lucknow, Durham, Creemore, Shelburne, Clinton and Seaforth. The team will host Minto and Tavistock at home and travel to Milverton and Petrolia for away games.

The playoff format remains unchanged with the top eight teams qualifying for the Sr. AA playoffs, and the ninth to the 13th placed teams playing for the Sr. A championship.

Training camp kicked off on September 12 with a core of returning players expected and new additions anticipated. Details will be made official later in camp.

Despite inflationary pressures, ticket prices will remain the same for the 2022-23 season.

Season tickets will be available for $100 per person, which includes admission to all Winterhawks regular season and playoff home games, plus reserved seating.

Single game tickets will be $10 each at the door. Kids 10 years of age and under will be admitted for free when accompanied by a ticket-buying adult.

Playoff ticket prices will be set prior to the start of the 2023 playoffs.