The American Hockey League today released the complete schedule of regular-season games for the 2012-13 season, the league’s 77th year of operation. The season, comprising 1,140 games, begins on Fri., Oct. 12 and concludes on Sun., Apr. 21; each of the league’s 30 clubs will play 76 games, 38 at home and 38 on the road.

Some highlights of the 2012-13 schedule:

• The 2012-13 regular season opens with seven games on Oct. 12, including the Norfolk Admirals opening defense of their Calder Cup championship at home against the Worcester Sharks. The Toronto Marlies, defending Western Conference champions, begin their season hosting Rochester on Oct. 13.
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