IHL Reduces 2010-11 Schedule To 70 Games

By Dean Pantazi

June 21, 2010 Updated Mar 17, 2010 at 12:25 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The International Hockey League announced Tuesday that the 2010-2011 regular season will consist of a 70-game schedule with each member club playing 35 home games and 35 road games.

The 2010-2011 season will be 24 weeks long, beginning on October 15th, 2010 and concluding on March 27th, 2011.

This season's schedule is 76 games long.

“We believe by reducing the schedule to 70 games allows us to complete the regular season and playoffs in a timely manner.” stated Dennis Hextall, IHL President/Commissioner. “After talking with fans, we believe it is in our best interest to achieve this goal to help improve our product.”

The 2011 Turner Cup Playoffs will be beginning on April 1st, 2011 and plan on concluding no later than April 30th, 2011.

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