BOISE -- On Wednesday the Idaho Steelheads announced its 72 game schedule for the 2011-2012 season.
Idaho begins its quest for another Kelly Cup Championship with a home and home series with the Utah Grizzlies. Game one is in Utah on October 14th with the Steelies first home game coming the following night at Qwest Arena.
Of Idaho's 36 game home schedule the Steelheads will get three different visits from the ECHL Kelly Cup champion Alaska Aces in November, December, and February.
The Colorado Eagles, the ECHL's newest team, will visit Boise for the first time in early December, while for the third straight year Idaho fans will be treated to a New Year's Ever game, this time around against the Las Vegas Wranglers.
Another great aspect for Idaho fans is the fact that 25 of the Steelies 36 home games are scheduled on Friday or Saturday night.