ALBANY, NY – There is a certain point in the summer when hockey season pokes its head out from behind its beach umbrella. We hit that point Monday when the AHL announced its 2016-17 schedule. As Josh Heller pointed out there are many things to be excited for this season, including a balanced division schedule and home-ice advantage down the stretch.
Diving even deeper into the schedule, Albany fans should be pleased that 25 of the games will take place on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, leaving just 13 mid-week games.
Here is a look at a breakdown by day:
That 13-mid-week game number is a little deceiving. Consider that the Devils play on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the Monday after Christmas, which is a Sunday, and on President’s Day.
Could this be the most fan-friendly schedule in A-Devils’ history? Let us know what you think by tweeting @AlbanyDevils.