The Alberta Junior Hockey League today released the schedule for the upcoming 2013 Exhibition Season and 2013-2014 Regular Season. The AJHL will kick off it’s 50th season with a number of tournaments in the Pre-Season and will officially open the 2013-2014 regular season on Friday, September 6th.
The 2013 Exhibition Season includes tournaments in Okotoks, Calgary and Peace River. The 43 game Exhibition Season will also include match ups between the Lloydminster Bobcats and Fort McMurray Oil Barons against opponents from the SJHL.
On August 17th, the Fort McMurray Oil Barons will host the Notre Dame Hounds in a charity game to open the 2013 Pre-Season. St. Louis Blues rookie Jaden Schwartz will be the coach of the Notre Dame Hounds in the Dream a Dream Game in Fort McMurray. The game is in memory of Jaden’s sister, Mandi Schwartz, who passed away from acute myeloid leukemia.
The 2013-2014 AJHL Regular Season will consist of 16 teams, playing 60 games apiece, from September 6th, 2013 to March 2nd, 2014. The 480 game schedule includes 16 games at the 2013 AJHL Showcase from September 26th – 28th. The 7th Annual AJHL Showcase Weekend will return to the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove, Alberta.
Hockey Day in Canada will be held in the city of Lloydminster in January 2014. The Lloydminster Bobcats will host a regular season game during the 2014 Hockey Day in Canada event in January – a final date will be announced shortly.
The 2014 AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs kick off on March 6th, 2014. The top team in each division will receive a first round bye. The South Division and North Division will playoff to determine a divisional champion at the conclusion of Round Three. The North Division Champion and the South Division Champion will then compete in the AJHL Gas Drive Cup Final.
The 2014 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup will be held from April 25th – May 4th, 2014 in Dauphin, Manitoba. The 2014 RBC Cup will take place from May 10th – 18th, 2014 in Vernon, BC.
A complete 2013-2014 League Schedule is now available on the AJHL Website. The AJHL schedule can be exported directly to digital calendars and mobile devices through the Schedule Page on the AJHL website.
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