Despite heat warnings and temperatures into the 30's hockey season kicks off Tuesday, August 29, in Brooks where the Okotoks Oilers will play their AJHL pre-season opener.

The Oilers opened their training camp over the weekend and this will be their first real chance to test the talent they hope will carry them through the year.

The Oilers are back home for a pair of games over the weekend as they'll host the Olds Grizzlys Saturday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. and the Bandits Monday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Pason Centennial Arena.