CHEYENNE, WY. - The Cheyenne Stampede, Cheyenne's Junior Hockey League team, announced its 2012-13 regular season schedule today. The upcoming season will be the Stampede's second season and the Western States Hockey League's 19th. A highlight for both will be the 2012 WSHL Shootout and festivities in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 18-22, 2012.
The WSHL features a 45-game regular league season, with the Stampede playing 25 games at home and 27 on the road. The schedule includes Pre-Season Exhibition games against ACHA Div II Colorado State University, and ACHA Div II Weber State, and a mid-December series with the University of Wyoming Cowboys, ACHA Div III. Most contests will feature teams from within the same conference; however, this season's schedule will feature some inter-conference games, which, for the Stampede, will be championship-caliber match-ups. The Texas Brahmas and the Salt Lake City Moose will both challenge the Stampede in Cheyenne with 3 game series.
The Cheyenne Stampede has changed conferences within the WSHL and will now square off with opponents from the Southwest Conference. The Stampede's most heated rival, the Boulder Bison also made the change in conference joining new conference foes, the El Paso Rhinos, New Mexico Renegades, Arizona Red Hawks, and the Phoenix Knights. November also features the team's longest home stand (9 games) and February 2013 features the longest road swing (13 games) of the season.