The Springfield Pics, proud members of the USPHL, announce the release of the full 2019-2020 season schedule for their Elite squad.
The Pics open up with a three-game tilt against the Junior Bruins on September 29 and October 5th away from the friendly confines of the Olympia, then return for their home opener on October 6th. The Bruins won the five-game series against the Pics last year three games to two.
The Pics then return on the road for a Showcase Series on October 11th, 12th and 13th. They will face the New Jersey Rockets, Jersey Hitmen, New York Aviators, and the Northern Cyclones. The Pics lost all the games they faced against the Rockets, Hitmen, Aviators, and the Cyclones.
The Pics then return home for a two-game homestand against the Boston Bandits on October 19th, and the Northern Cyclones on October 26th. The Pics dropped all the games to the Bandits last year. They then start an odd ended home and home against the Bandits on October 27th, returning home on November 3rd and then returning to the Bandits on November 9th. They then play a lone game against the Junior Bruins on November 10th.
The Pics then travel for another showcase against the Florida Junior Blades, the Charleston Colonials, the Tampa Bay Juniors, and the Carolina Junior Hurricanes. The Pics defeated the Blades the lone time they faced each other last year. They then are off until just after Thanksgiving when they have a Thanksgiving showcase against the New Jersey Rockets, The New York Aviators, and the Jersey Hitmen.
The Pics then have a brief three-game homestand against the New Jersey Rockets on December 7th and 8th. Then against the Northern Cyclones on December 14th for a home and home. The Pics then visit the Cyclones on the 15th. The Pics then close out the front half of the season visiting the Junior Bruins on December 21st and 22nd.
The Pics open up the back half of the season with another showcase in which they will face the Charlotte Rush, The Florida Eels, The Atlanta Mad Hatters, and the Hampton Roads Whalers on January 4th.
The Pics then return home for a four-game homestand against the Boston Bandits on January 11th, the Northern Cyclones on the 12th, the Junior Bruins on the 17th, and the Northern Cyclones again on the 19th.
The Pics then head off for a solo away game against the Boston Bandits on January 20th. They then return home for the final time for the regular season for a two-game stand against the Jersey Hitmen on January 25th and 26th.
The Pics then travel off to the New York Aviators for two games on February 8th and 9th, then head off for a small showcase against the New Jersey Rockets, Jersey Hitmen, and the New York Aviators on the 15th. They then finish off their regular season on the 19th against the Bandits, and the Northern Cyclones on the 22nd.
All games that are broadcasted from the Olympia Ice Center will feature veteran Pics broadcaster Eric Richardson providing the play-by-play. Game are subject to change with or without notice.