Caps reveal preseason exhibition schedule

The Capitals will play a total of six exhibition hockey games this fall.

The Cowichan Valley Capitals will play a total of six exhibition hockey games this fall, including three at the Island Savings Centre and one in Lake Cowichan.

The Caps will open training camp at the Island Savings Centre on Aug. 22, and their first preseason game will take place just five days later on Thursday, Aug. 27 when they face the Powell River Kings at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena at 7:30 p.m.

That will be followed on the weekend by a home-and-home series with the Victoria Grizzlies. The teams will meet at the Island Savings Centre on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. then play the next day at Juan de Fuca Arena at 2 p.m.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will visit the Caps on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m., followed by another home-and-home as the Caps visit the Nanaimo Clippers on Friday, Sept. 4, then host the Clips at the Island Savings Centre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5.

The Caps will open the regular season with a three-game homestand beginning Sept. 11 when they host the Grizzlies. The Bulldogs will be back in town on Sept. 12, followed by the Powell River Kings on Sept. 18.