The Saanich Jr. Braves have announced their 48 game schedule for the 2014-2015 season.
The Braves will begin the new VIJHL season with three straight road games, starting Thursday, September 4th against the League Champion Victoria Cougars at Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt at 7:00 pm. The Braves then face Westshore on Wednesday, September 10th and the Cougars again on Thursday, September 11th, before returning home for their opener at Pearkes Arena on Friday September 12th at 6:30 pm against the Westshore Wolves.
The Braves will battle the Victoria Cougars twice in the first three games of the 2014-2015 season, both times at Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt
The Braves will play 7 games in September, 10 in October, 11 in November, 6 in December, 10 in January and 4 in February, with playoffs to follow after that. In addition to the Braves playing 16 home games in their regular Friday night 6:30 time slot, the team will play 8 Wednesday night home games starting at 7:30 pm, including six Wednesdays in a row beginning October 8th.
The Braves will meet their South Division rivals Victoria, Westshore, Peninsula and Kerry Park eight times each (4 home, 4 away) and will play the North Division teams four times each (2 home and 2 away). The Braves longest span away from Pearkes Arena will be in January 2015 when they play at home on the Friday the 2nd and then hit the road for 5 straight road games, returning home on Friday the 23rd. The road games are split however by the 2015 VIJHL All-Star game which will be played in Comox on Sunday January 18th at 1:00 pm.