CEBL, Honey Badgers announce 2020 season schedule

The Hamilton Honey Badgers will start their season with a two game road trip beginning on Friday May 8th in Edmonton. They will then visit the expansion Ottawa BlackJacks on Thursday, May 14th before tipping off at home in their home opener on Saturday, May 16th.

Taking a page from the Hamilton Bulldogs’ playbook, the Honey Badgers will host a school day game on Wednesday June 3rd when they host the Niagara River Lions.

Three of the Honey Badgers’ games this season will be featured on CBC Television with the May 30th home game from FirstOntario Centre the first televison broadcast in the new CEBL x CBC Sports partnership.

The 2020 season will see more of a regional flavour to the lineups. While the league isn’t divided into Western and Eastern conferences, the Hamilton team will only face off the two of the three Western teams (Edmonton and Fraser Valley) twice – once at home and once away. The Honey Badgers will face the teams in close proximity more often with Hamilton facing Guelph and Ottawa four times each and Niagara five times.

Hamilton will see the reigning CEBL champion Saskatchewan Rattlers, who bested Hamilton in the 2019 Championship game, three times. Hamilton will host the Rattlers in both their home opener and final regular season game.

FRI MAY 08 – 9:00pm ET – Hamilton at Edmonton
THU MAY 14 – 7:30pm ET – Hamilton at Ottawa
SAT MAY 16 – 7:00pm ET – Saskatchewan at Hamilton (home opener)
WED MAY 20 – 2:00pm ET – Hamilton at Fraser Valley
SAT MAY 23 – 7:00pm ET – Niagara at Hamilton
SAT MAY 30 – 4:00pm ET – Ottawa at Hamilton (CBC TV)
WED JUN 03 – 11:00am ET – Niagara at Hamilton (school day game)
SAT JUN 06 – 7:00pm ET – Fraser Valley at Hamilton
FRI JUN 12 – 7:00pm ET – Hamilton at Niagara
SUN JUN 14 – 4:00pm ET – Guelph at Hamilton
THU JUN 25 – 7:00pm ET – Guelph at Hamilton
SAT JUN 27 – 4:00pm ET – Hamilton at Guelph (CBC TV)
SAT JUL 04 – 4:00pm ET – Hamilton at Niagara (CBC TV)
THU JUL 09 – 7:00pm ET – Ottawa at Hamilton
SUN JUL 12 – 4:00pm ET – Edmonton at Hamilton
FRI JUL 17 – 7:00pm ET – Hamilton at Guelph
SAT JUL 25 – 9:00pm ET – Hamilton at Saskatchewan
THU JUL 30 – 7:00pm ET – Hamilton at Niagara
SAT AUG 01 – 7:00pm ET – Hamilton at Ottawa
WED AUG 05 – 7:00pm ET – Saskatchewan at Hamilton

CBC Sports will offer live streams of all 70 regular season CEBL games and its five playoff contests on the free CBC Gem streaming service, cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices.

CBC will also provide broadcast coverage of seven regular season games and the CEBL Championship Weekend being held in Edmonton.

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