NBLC's 2018-19 Schedule Features Strong Rivalries & Classic Matchups

NBLC's 2018-19 Schedule Features Strong Rivalries & Classic Matchups

(TORONTO) – September 10 – As the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) begins its eighth season on November 15, 2018, the league's ten teams have crafted one of the most dynamic and broad-reaching 40-game schedules in league history. Rivalries will be intensified, and classic matchups from past championship contests will be acknowledged this year.

For the first time since the league's maiden season in 2011-12, NBL Canada will operate as a single 10-team conference throughout the regular season. The traditional Atlantic and Central will be used to determine playoff matchups based on the eight best winning records at the end of the season. The St. John's Edge will be included as part of the Central to maintain two balanced divisions.

"We're thrilled to announce a schedule that we believe will offer exciting and diverse nail biting competition for fans by providing more opportunities to see teams that fans aren't traditionally used to seeing as often." said deputy commissioner, Audley Stephenson.

The NBLC's season commences on Thursday, November 15th, with the Halifax Hurricanes, who have reached the NBL Canada Finals for the past three consecutive seasons, host the Moncton Magic at Scotiabank Centre. The action continues in the Maritimes on Friday, November 16th, when the Island Storm return to the Eastlink Arena for their home opener against the Cape Breton Highlanders, who are looking for their first playoff berth in just their third year of existence.

The newest franchise in NBL Canada, the Sudbury Five, will be part of the season's first Ontario-based home game, when they visit the Windsor Express on Saturday, November 17th. The Five's first home game will be on Thursday, November 22nd, as they host the NBL Canada 2018 champion London Lightning. Sudbury will also host the Windsor Express on Saturday, December 1st . essentially their first "Sudbury Saturday Night" game.

The Lightning's home opener at Budweiser Gardens on Sunday, November 18th, will be a rematch of their highly-charged 2018 playoff series with the St. John's Edge. After playing in last year's Central Division with Ontario-based franchises, the Edge will now have a schedule with more games against Maritime squads in this season's 2018-19 single-division standing.

The Lightning and Hurricanes have faced each other in the last three NBL Canada finals, with London winning the last two matchups. The two NBL Canada teams face each other in the regular season, with Halifax traveling to Budweiser Gardens on Thursday, December 20th; while the Lightning visit Scotiabank Centre on February 2nd, 2019.

After playing their inaugural season out of the Moncton Colisuem, the Moncton Magic will move to a brand new venue and play out of Moncton's new downtown events centre, the Avenir Centre. The Magic will play their first home game on November 17th.

The NBL will have three "Family Day" / "Islander Day" afternoon matchups on February 18th, when Moncton visits Halifax, Sudbury visits the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans, and the Saint John Riptide take on the Island Storm. All games are at 2:00 p.m. local time.

The Cape Breton Highlanders will participate in the NBL's two "School Day" matchups, as they host the Halifax Hurricanes on Thursday, December 13th, (10:00 a.m. ADT); the Highlanders will visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans on Tuesday, January 15th, (11:00 a.m EDT).

The NBL's full schedule is listed below.

DATE VISITORS at HOME LOCAL TIME

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Moncton Magic at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Friday, November 16, 2018 Cape Breton Highlanders at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Sudbury Five at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 18, 2018 St John's Edge at London Lightning 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Saint John Riptide at Island Storm 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Cape Breton Highlanders at Moncton Magic 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Sudbury Five at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 2:00 PM

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 St John's Edge at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 22, 2018 Saint John Riptide at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 22, 2018 Windsor Express at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 22, 2018 London Lightning at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Friday, November 23, 2018 Moncton Magic at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 24, 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 25, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at Saint John Riptide 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 25, 2018 Moncton Magic at St John's Edge 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 25, 2018 London Lightning at Cape Breton Highlanders 2:00 PM

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Sudbury Five at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 29, 2018 London Lightning at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 29, 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Friday, November 30, 2018 Cape Breton Highlanders at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 1, 2018 London Lightning at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 1, 2018 St John's Edge at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Windsor Express at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 2, 2018 St John's Edge at Halifax Hurricanes 2:00 PM

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 St John's Edge at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 6, 2018 Windsor Express at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 6, 2018 Saint John Riptide at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 8, 2018 Saint John Riptide at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 8, 2018 Cape Breton Highlanders at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 9, 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at London Lightning 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 9, 2018 Moncton Magic at Halifax Hurricanes 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 9, 2018 Windsor Express at Sudbury Five 2:00 PM

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 Sudbury Five at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 13, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at Cape Breton Highlanders 10:00 AM

Friday, December 14, 2018 Island Storm at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Friday, December 14, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 15, 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 15, 2018 London Lightning at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 16, 2018 Saint John Riptide at Moncton Magic 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 16, 2018 Island Storm at St John's Edge 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 16, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at Sudbury Five 2:00 PM

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Sudbury Five at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Sudbury Five at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 20, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Friday, December 21, 2018 Island Storm at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Friday, December 21, 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Friday, December 21, 2018 Moncton Magic at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 23, 2018 Island Storm at Windsor Express 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 23, 2018 Sudbury Five at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 23, 2018 Saint John Riptide at Cape Breton Highlanders 2:00 PM

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Saint John Riptide at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Moncton Magic at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 27, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Friday, December 28, 2018 Cape Breton Highlanders at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Friday, December 28, 2018 Island Storm at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Friday, December 28, 2018 London Lightning at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 29, 2018 Cape Breton Highlanders at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 29, 2018 St John's Edge at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 29, 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 30, 2018 St John's Edge at Halifax Hurricanes 2:00 PM

Sunday, December 30, 2018 London Lightning at Sudbury Five 2:00 PM

 

Monday, December 31, 2018 Halifax Hurricanes at Cape Breton Highlanders 5:30 PM

Monday, December 31, 2018 Moncton Magic at Island Storm 6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 St John's Edge at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 3, 2019 Island Storm at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 3, 2019 St John's Edge at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 3, 2019 Moncton Magic at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Friday, January 4, 2019 London Lightning at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Friday, January 4, 2019 Moncton Magic at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Friday, January 4, 2019 St John's Edge at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2019 Windsor Express at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 6, 2019 Moncton Magic at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 2:00 PM

Sunday, January 6, 2019 Sudbury Five at London Lightning 2:00 PM

Sunday, January 6, 2019 St John's Edge at Saint John Riptide 2:00 PM

Sunday, January 6, 2019 Island Storm at Cape Breton Highlanders 2:00 PM

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 10, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 10, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Friday, January 11, 2019 Moncton Magic at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Friday, January 11, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 12, 2019 London Lightning at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 12, 2019 Moncton Magic at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 12, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 13, 2019 Saint John Riptide at London Lightning 2:00 PM

Sunday, January 13, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at Island Storm 2:00 PM

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 11:00 AM

Thursday, January 17, 2019 London Lightning at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Windsor Express at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Friday, January 18, 2019 Island Storm at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 19, 2019 London Lightning at St John's Edge 6:00 PM

Saturday, January 19, 2019 Windsor Express at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 20, 2019 London Lightning at St John's Edge 3:00 PM

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Sudbury Five at Halifax Hurricanes 2:00 PM

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Cape Breton Highlanders 2:00 PM

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Sudbury Five at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Windsor Express at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Island Storm at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Friday, January 25, 2019 Sudbury Five at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Friday, January 25, 2019 Windsor Express at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 26, 2019 Island Storm at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 26, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 27, 2019 Sudbury Five at London Lightning 2:00 PM

Sunday, January 27, 2019 Windsor Express at Cape Breton Highlanders 2:00 PM

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 London Lightning at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Sudbury Five at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Friday, February 1, 2019 London Lightning at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 2, 2019 London Lightning at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Sudbury Five at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 3, 2019 Windsor Express at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 3, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Island Storm 2:00 PM

 

Monday, February 4, 2019 St John's Edge at Cape Breton Highlanders 2:00 PM

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Moncton Magic at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 London Lightning at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 7, 2019 Windsor Express at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 7, 2019 St John's Edge at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 7, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Friday, February 8, 2019 Island Storm at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Friday, February 8, 2019 St John's Edge at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 9, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 9, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at London Lightning 7:00 PM

 

Saturday, February 9, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 10, 2019 St John's Edge at Halifax Hurricanes 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Windsor Express at London Lightning 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Moncton Magic 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 2:00 PM

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Sudbury Five at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 St John's Edge at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Island Storm at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Friday, February 15, 2019 Windsor Express at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 16, 2019 Sudbury Five at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Windsor Express at St John's Edge 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Halifax Hurricanes 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at London Lightning 2:00 PM

 

Monday, February 18, 2019 Moncton Magic at Halifax Hurricanes 2:00 PM

Monday, February 18, 2019 Sudbury Five at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 2:00 PM

Monday, February 18, 2019 Saint John Riptide at Island Storm 2:00 PM

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 St John's Edge at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2019 Island Storm at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2019 St John's Edge at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 23, 2019 St John's Edge at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 24, 2019 Island Storm at Moncton Magic 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 24, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Saint John Riptide 2:00 PM

 

Monday, February 25, 2019 St John's Edge at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Windsor Express at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Friday, March 1, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Friday, March 1, 2019 Moncton Magic at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 2, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 3, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at Island Storm 2:00 PM

Sunday, March 3, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 3, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Moncton Magic 2:00 PM

 

Monday, March 4, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Monday, March 4, 2019 Island Storm at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Moncton Magic at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 7, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at London Lightning 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 10, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 2:00 PM

Sunday, March 10, 2019 Sudbury Five at Cape Breton Highlanders 2:00 PM

 

Monday, March 11, 2019 Island Storm at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Sudbury Five at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 London Lightning at Windsor express 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 14, 2019 Sudbury Five at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Friday, March 15, 2019 Saint John Riptide at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 16, 2019 London Lightning at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 16, 2019 Moncton Magic at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 17, 2019 Windsor Express at Island Storm 2:00 PM

Sunday, March 17, 2019 Saint John Riptide at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Windsor Express at Moncton Magic 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Windsor Express at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 21, 2019 Island Storm at Saint John Riptide 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 21, 2019 Halifax Hurricanes at Cape Breton Highlanders 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 21, 2019 Moncton Magic at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Friday, March 22, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 23, 2019 Island Storm at St John's Edge 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 23, 2019 Moncton Magic at Kitchener-Waterloo Titans 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 23, 2019 London Lightning at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 24, 2019 Island Storm at St John's Edge 2:00 PM

Sunday, March 24, 2019 Moncton Magic at Windsor Express 2:00 PM

Sunday, March 24, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Halifax Hurricanes 2:00 PM

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 Island Storm at Halifax Hurricanes 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 28, 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Sudbury Five 7:00 PM

Friday, March 29, 2019 London Lightning at Windsor Express 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 30, 2019 Cape Breton Highlanders at Island Storm 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 31, 2019 Windsor Express at London Lightning 2:00 PM

 

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