Durham, N.C. — The 2018 Can-Am League season starts Thursday, May 17 with a pair of games, while a third series begins Friday night. The six league teams will each play a 100-game regular-season schedule, finishing Monday, Sept. 3.

– The defending league champion Quebec Capitales will debut their season against the New Jersey Jackals, who are gunning for their 10th consecutive postseason appearance, on Thursday.
– The Sussex County Miners and league runner-up Rockland Boulders will tangle in a five-game series that will see games on both sides of the New York-New Jersey border, also starting Thursday.
– In an all-Canadian clash, the Trois-Rivières Aigles will make the trek to the national capital to face the Ottawa Champions, starting Friday.

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The opening weekend series schedule:
New Jersey at Quebec
Thursday, May 17, 7:05 p.m. (Alberto Rodriguez vs. Karl Gélinas)
Friday, May 18, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 6:05 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 1:05 p.m.

Sussex County vs. Rockland
Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland (David Rollins vs. Justin Topa)
Friday, May 18, 6:05 p.m. at Sussex County
Saturday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland (DH)
Sunday, May 20, 1:35 p.m. at Rockland

Trois-Rivières at Ottawa
Friday, May 18, 7:05 p.m. (Ethan Elias vs. Jake Hale)
Saturday, May 19, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 1:30 p.m.