The Alberta Junior Hockey League today announced the schedule for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoff Series between the South Division's Okotoks Oilers and Olds Grizzlys. The South Division Semi-Final will begin on March 6th in Okotoks, Alberta.
The Okotoks Oilers finished 2nd in the South Division with 73 points. The Oilers swept the Drumheller Dragons in Round One to advance to the second round series versus the Grizzlys. Olds completed the regular season in 5th spot with 49 points, and upset the 4th placed Calgary Mustangs in Round One of the 2012 AJHL Playoffs.
In head to head action, the Oilers and Grizzlys split the 2011-2012 regular season series with three wins apiece. All six meetings ended in one-goal games, two were decided in overtime, and one in a shootout. The Grizzlys and Oilers both scored 19 goals for and 19 goals against in the regular season series.
All series in Round Two are best-of-seven with the highest ranked seed awarded home ice advantage.
Okotoks Oilers (2) vs. Olds Grizzlys (3)
Game 1 March 6, 2012 Okotoks 7:00 PM
Game 2 March 7, 2012 Okotoks 7:00 PM
Game 3 March 9, 2012 Olds 7:30 PM
Game 4 March 10, 2012 Olds 7:30 PM
Game 5 March 13, 2012 Okotoks 7:00 PM
Game 6 March 15, 2012 Olds 7:30 PM
Game 7 March 17, 2012 Okotoks 7:00 PM
The schedule for the South Division Semi-Final between the Brooks Bandits and Calgary Canucks was announced earlier today.
Brooks Bandits (1) vs. Calgary Canucks (4)
Game 1 March 6, 2012 Brooks 7:00 PM
Game 2 March 7, 2012 Brooks 7:00 PM
Game 3 March 9, 2012 Calgary 7:30 PM
Game 4 March 10, 2012 Calgary 7:30 PM
Game 5* March 13, 2012 Brooks 7:00 PM
Game 6* March 15, 2012 Calgary 7:30 PM
Game 7* March 18, 2012 Brooks 7:00 PM
* if necessary
The Spruce Grove Saints (1), Drayton Valley Thunder (4) and Fort McMurray Oil Barons (2) have each advanced to Round Two in the North Division. Fort McMurray will play the winner of the Round One Series between Bonnyville and Sherwood Park. The schedule for each series will be confirmed shortly.
Round Two: March 6th - March 18th
The first place team will play the lowest place team remaining in their division and the next highest placed team will play the other team in a best-of-seven series. (1 vs. 4 & 2 vs. 3)
Round Three: League Semi-Finals - March 23rd - April 3rd
The remaining two teams in each division will playoff for the title of Division Champion and advance to the League Final. (1 vs. 4 & 2 vs. 3)
Round Four: League Final - April 6th - April 16th
The North Division Champion and the South Division Champion will compete in the League Final for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup.
The 2012 AJHL Playoff Schedule, Playoff Bracket, and head to head stats for each series are available on the AJHL website www.AJHL.ca. Watch each game of the 2012 AJHL Playoffs live on AJHL Pay Per View at www.AJHL.ca.
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