The Kamloops Storm will get its road fix in the first half of the KIJHL regular season, before playing the majority of the second half at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre.
The Storm announced its regular-season schedule Tuesday, and it will play 52 games over five months.
Kamloops' first game will be on Sept. 14, when the Spokane Braves visit McArthur Island. The regular season will end on Feb. 16, when the Storm plays host to the Revelstoke Grizzlies.
The playoffs will begin some time around Feb. 20.
The first two months of the season will have the Storm playing away from Kamloops a bunch - of its first 24 games, only nine are scheduled for the Sport Centre.
But that might turn out to be to the Storm's advantage at the end of the season, as 15 of its final 23 games will be in Kamloops. In fact, after Nov. 24, the Storm won't play back-to-back games on the road again.
Some other highlights from the schedule:
? Kamloops will play the four other teams in the Doug Birks Division eight times each - four games at home, four on the road. The Storm also will go home-and-home with the five Okanagan Division teams and the five Neil Murdoch Division squads, but won't play the Eddie Mountain Division this season.
? All of the Storm's home games will be played on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. There are 14 games scheduled for Saturdays, seven on Fridays and five on Sundays.
? Four Storm road games will be played during the week - three of these games are on Tuesday nights, the other on a Wednesday.
? The Storm's two longest road trips are in October, when it will play in Spokane, Beaver Valley and Grand Forks on Oct. 12-14, and in Chase, Nelson and Castlegar on Oct. 26-28.
? Kamloops' last 10 games follow a similar pattern - it will play road games on Friday, followed by home games on Saturday, over five weekends from Jan. 18 to Feb. 16.
? One of the Storm's regular-season games will be played at Brocklehurst Arena. The game, on Jan. 11, will pit Kamloops and the Penticton Lakers.
? The Storm will play five exhibition games, three of them in Kamloops.
The first, scheduled for Sept. 1, will be against host Chase. The Storm will play host to the Princeton Posse on Sept. 4 and the Heat on Sept. 6 - both games will be played at Brock Arena.
Kamloops will head to Princeton on Sept. 8, before wrapping up the preseason against the visiting Golden Rockets at McArthur Island on Sept. 9.
WEATHER WATCH: The Storm's camp is scheduled to run Aug. 28-30 at Brock Arena. . . . Kamloops has a new coaching staff this season, with Brad Priestlay, a former assistant coach, taking over as head coach and Fred Hudson coming in to serve as an assistant. Priestlay served under Geoff Smith last season - Smith had to step down due to work commitments. For a complete schedule, see Scoreboard.