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Flying Aces announce updates to home schedule

By Flying Aces Staff, 09/05/18, 12:45PM CDT


Central Illinois adjusts dates of three contests at Grossinger Motors Arena

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Central Illinois Flying Aces announced on Wednesday updates to the home schedule for the 2018-19 season.

The schedule adjustments affect three home games, as the Flying Aces shifted the contests to accommodate for a pair of concerts at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington.


Central Illinois will now host Team USA (U18) on Sunday, Nov. 25, the Omaha Lancers on Sunday, Dec. 9, and the Madison Capitols on Monday, Jan. 21. Both Sunday games will start at 4:07 p.m., while the game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day will get underway at 1:07 p.m.

Season ticket holders should use the ticket for the initially scheduled game to gain admittance into the respective rescheduled game. The corresponding dates are outlined below with the initially scheduled game in parentheses.

  • Sunday, Nov. 25 – Team USA, 4:07 p.m. (Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019)
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 – Omaha Lancers, 4:07 p.m. (Friday, Dec. 7, 2018)
  • Monday, Jan. 21 – Madison Capitols, 1:07 p.m. (Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019)

For any questions regarding the schedule updates, please call the Flying Aces office at 309-434-2980.

Season tickets and Mini Plans for the 2018-19 season are on sale now. For tickets or more information, call the Flying Aces at 309-434-2980 or visit

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Known as the Bloomington Thunder from 2014-17, the newly-rebranded Central Illinois Flying Aces are a member of the top junior hockey league in the United States, the United States Hockey League (USHL). The only Tier I junior hockey league in the country, the USHL has become renowned for developing the next stars of both Division I college hockey and the NHL. At the start of the 2017-18 season, there were 128 active USHL alumni on NHL rosters, with at least one USHL alumnus playing for each of the 31 teams. In total, there have been 253 USHL players who have gone onto NHL careers, including Patrick Sharp, David Backes, Johnny Gaudreau, and Joe Pavelski, among others. The players in the USHL range in age from 16-20 years old, 95 percent of whom will go on to play college hockey at the Division I level. For more information, visit or or download the USHL Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.