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Growlers Announce 2023-24 Schedule

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Newfoundland Growlers, ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, are proud to announce the full 72-game schedule for the upcoming 2023-24 ECHL season.

The 2023-24 season will be the Growlers’ fifth anniversary season in the ECHL and features your standard distribution of 36 road games and 36 home games in St. John’s at the Mary Brown’s Centre.

The Growlers’ season will begin at home as they host their North Division rivals, the Reading Royals, on Opening Weekend, which kicks off on Friday, October 20, Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.

Following their season-opening homestand, the Growlers begin their road schedule against their Canadian rivals, the Trois-Rivieres Lions, at the Videotron Coliseum on Friday, November 3, Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5.

Season tickets for the Growlers’ fifth anniversary season are on sale now for as little as $13.50 per game. Please visit to secure your tickets today.

Schedule Highlights

Clear Your Weekends – All 36 home games this season will be played between Thursday and Sunday, including nine Friday night games, 11 Saturday night games and 11 games on Sunday afternoons. Puck drop will be scheduled for 7:00pm for all home games, with the exception of Sunday games, which will all be played at 4:00pm.

First Time Visitors – The Growlers will host a greater variety of teams at the Mary Brown’s Centre this season as six teams will be making the trip to St. John’s for the first time ever for three games each, comprising exactly half of the 36-game home schedule. The list of new teams visiting includes the South Carolina Stingrays, Utah Grizzlies, Indy Fuel, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Kalamazoo Wings and Idaho Steelheads.

Big Divisional Games – With so many new opponents from around the league visiting the Mary Brown’s Centre this season, that makes the remaining games against North Division rivals that much more important. The Growlers will host every division rival for just one three-game series each this season, including the Reading Royals, Worcester Railers, Maine Mariners, Trois-Rivieres Lions, Adirondack Thunder and Norfolk Admirals.

A Long Way From Home – The 2023-24 schedule also features one new travel destinations for the Growlers as they take their first trip to Boise to take on the Idaho Steelheads on November 29, December 1 and December 2. This trip will be the longest distance the Growlers have ever traveled for a regular season contest and may even be the most distance ever traveled by a professional hockey club based out of St. John’s.

Finish the Year in Style – The Growlers close out the 2023-24 season with a six-game homestand as they prepare for the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Trois-Rivieres Lions come to town on April 5, 6 and 7 before the Growlers close out their regular season with a trio of games against Norfolk on April 11, 13 and 14.

2023-24 Season Tickets

Fans can purchase season tickets for the upcoming 2023-24 ECHL season for as low as just $13.50 per game TODAY! Visit to secure your seats today.