The Plymouth Whalers will begin the 2014-15 pre-season with an alumni game on Saturday at Compuware Arena.
The team has announced its full schedule, which can be downloaded here.
The alumni game is at 4 p.m. Saturday. National Hockey League players Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars), former Detroit Red Wings forward David Legwand (now playing with the Ottawa Senators), Brett Bellemore (Carolina Hurricanes) and Matt Hackett (Buffalo Sabres) all have committed to appear. However, Hackett is currently injured and will not play, but he will participate.
The alumni will be participating in an autograph session from 2-3:30 p.m. at Compuware Arena.
The Whalers finished this past season with a 28-33-0-7 record (63 points). Although disappointing, it was enough to get them into the playoffs where they met the heavily-favored Guelph Storm (52-12-2-2, 108 points) in the first round. The Storm handled them in five games and proceeded to march through the playoffs all the way to the Memorial Cup.
Closer look at 2014-15 Plymouth Whalers schedule
The pre-season includes a special benefit game to honor slain soccer referee John Bieniewicz. That game is Aug. 30 against the Windsor Spitfires at Compuware Arena. All proceeds from the game will go toward the John Bieniewicz Foundation and the Michigan chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. They can be purchased at PlymouthWhalers.com or by calling the Livonia Police Department at 734-466-2470.
The regular season begins Sept. 26 on the road in London against the Knights. The next day, Saturday, Sept. 27, is the home opener against the Erie Otters.
October will feature four home games -- three of which are Saturday night games. The Whalers we play seven games at home during November.
View/download: Plymouth Whalers 2014-15 schedule
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