While the National Hockey League cancels games because of deadlocked labor contract talks, local fans of the sport are considering other options—such as Hillsborough High School varsity hockey.
The team's season begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Woodbridge Community Center, with the team taking on Edison in the season opener.
"Another friend who is also a big hockey fan mentioned to me he is going to watch high school and college hockey and to hell with the NHL guys this year!" one varsity parent said.
So hockey fans looking at an empty season for the Devils can plan ahead for the Raiders regular season schedule:Date Time Opponent Location Dec. 1 6 p.m. Edison Woodbridge Community Center Dec. 2 6:45 p.m. Flemington Aspen Ice Arena Dec. 7 8:45 p.m. Watchung Hills Pro Tech Rink Dec. 12 4:50 p.m. Bridgewater Bridgewater Sports Arena Dec. 14 8:45 p.m. Ridge Pro Tech Rink Dec. 19 4:35 p.m. Pingry Bridgewater Sports Arena Dec. 21 4 p.m A.L. Johnson Pro Tech Rink Jan. 4 4 p.m. Bernards Pro Tech Rink Jan. 5 8:30 p.m. Ridge Bridgewater Sports Arena Jan. 8 4 p.m. Montgomery Pro Tech Rink Jan. 11 8:45 p.m. Hunterdon Central Pro Tech Rink Jan. 18 4 p.m. Bridgewater-Raritan Pro Tech Rink Jan. 22 4 p.m. Mntgomery Pro Tech Rink Jan. 25 8 p.m. Bernards Rock Ice Pavilion Jan. 30 TBA Hightstown TBA Feb. 1 8:45 p.m. Pingry Pro Tech Rink Feb. 8 4 p.m. Cranford Pro Tech Rink Feb. 9 8:15 p.m. Watchung Hills Rock Ice Pavilion Feb. 13 6 p.m. A.L. Johnson Warinanko Park Feb. 15 4 p.m. Open Pro Tech Rink Feb. 22 TBA Skyland Cup Bridgewater Sports Arena
Dec. 1 6 p.m.: Away Edison