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Colorado Avalanche release 2018-19 preseason schedule

We have six games against the Golden Knights, Kings, and Stars!

NHL: Preseason-Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights
Colorado Avalanche right wing Sven Andrighetto (10) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during a preseason game at T-Mobile Arena.
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In what will be a key training camp heading into the 2018-19 hockey season, the Colorado Avalanche have announced their preseason schedule compromising of three home and three away games against the Vegas Golden Knights, Minnesota Wild, and Dallas Stars.

The Avs will kick off the new cycle of hockey at home, starting on September 18th. That will be followed by two games on the road that includes flying the length of the United States, so expect a split squad pair of games between the Wild and Golden Knights. Then, Colorado will be back home for two games, before finishing off the last tune up game in Dallas.

Like I said with the potential splitting of squads, the back end of the preseason schedule will probably see cuts made to the roster. If that is the case, then we could see a lot of decisions being made on Saturday the 29th at home before the team has to travel. But that’s just my personal view, it could be completely wrong at the end of the day, it usually is.

Most of the plans for consuming these games are yet to be determined; Altitude will announce it’s TV schedule at a later date, but the games will be available on the radio at Altitude 950.

As for tickets to the three home games, those will be opened when the team announces it’s regular season schedule. If the timing is similar to previous years, that should be out in the next week or so (last year it was June 21).