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News for March 2017
AJHL Announces 2016-2017 All-League and All-Rookie Teams
The Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 2016-2017 AJHL All-League and All-Rookie teams as voted by the league’s General Managers and Coaches. Viterra South Division All-League Team G Logan...

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Oilers and Bandits Sweep Their Way into South Finals
Photo - Avid Photography: (3) Calgary Canucks @ (4) Okotoks Oilers (Oilers win series 4-0) Game #3: The Okotoks Oilers put the Calgary Canucks back on their heels following a 5-1 victory...

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Crusaders Joel Commits to University of Central Oklahoma
Photo - Target Photography: Sherwood Park, AB - The Sherwood Park Crusaders Junior A Hockey Club is pleased to announce that 1996 born Forward Gage Joel has committed to the University...

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VIDEO: Mark Letestu on HNIC After Hours
Bonnyville Pontiacs alumnus and Edmonton Oilers forward, Mark Letestu, was the guest on Saturday night's After Hours.  See what he had to say about his time in the AJHL and...

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Joel Hunter Resigns as Grizzlys Business Operations Manager
The Olds Sportsmen’s Recreation Association and the Junior A Olds Grizzlys hockey organization announce the resignation of Business Operations Manager, Joel Hunter, effective March 19, 2017. The organization would like...

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22 Alumni Capture ACAC Title wiith MacEwan University Griffins
Brett Njaa scored his second overtime game winner in three days as MacEwan recovers from a 3-1 third-period deficit to beat NAIT 4-3 in overtime at NAIT Arena. EDMONTON — After...

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North Division Semi Finals All Tied Up Heading into Game Three
The North Division Semi-Finals are in a deadlock as both series head into Game Three and home ice advantage changes hands. (1) Fort McMurray Oil Barons vs. (4) Bonnyville Pontiacs Series tied...

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Bandits and Oilers Take Series Lead After Opening Games
Photo - Brooks Bandits: The South Division Semi-Finals will now shift locations for games three and four in both best-of-seven series.  The Brooks Bandits lead the Olds Grizzlys 2-0, and the...

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Sutter Family to be Inducted into Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame
The most famous hockey family in Central Alberta is being recognized for their contributions to the sport in the province. With a combined total of 4,994 regular season NHL games, eight...

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Brandon Ralph Awarded 2017 Inter Pipeline AJHL Scholarship
Photo - Robert Murray: The Alberta Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with Inter Pipeline, have selected Oil Barons Captain Brandon Ralph as the recipient of the 2017 Inter Pipeline AJHL Scholarship. ...

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TheAJHL in 60 - Okotoks Oilers
Host Robb Hunter catches up with Okotoks Oilers Head Coach, Tyler Deis, on the 2016-2017 Season. Listen Now
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Tanner Jaillet Named NCHC Goaltender of the Year
Junior netminder Tanner Jaillet (Fort McMurray Oil Barons) claimed the 2017 NCHC Goaltender of the Year Award. He led the NCHC in almost all statistical categories, posting a 16-2-3 record...

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South Division Semi Finals Preview
Photo - Avid Photography: The South Division Semi-Finals will start on Friday night in Brooks and Calgary. Brooks Bandits (1) vs. Olds Grizzlys (7) For the second time in four years, the Bandits...

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North Division Semi Finals Preview
Photo - Target Photography: Friday night will see the start of the second round series between Whitecourt and Spruce Grove, while Fort McMurray and Bonnyville will begin on Saturday night. (1) Fort...

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Schedule Set for Round Two: Division Semi Finals
The 2017 Gas Drive AJHL Playoffs will continue with the Division Semi-Finals kicking off on Friday night and games in Whitecourt, Brooks and Calgary.  After a first round bye, the Brooks...

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Tanner Laderoute Commits to University of Alaska Anchorage
Photo - Avid Photography: The Okotoks Oilers Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is proud to announce that 19-year old forward Tanner Laderoute has committed to the NCAA Division I, University of Alaska...

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Austin McGrath Commits to the Ivy League's Cornell University
The Lloydminster Bobcats are excited to announce that rookie goaltender and Border City native Austin McGrath has officially committed to playing hockey for the NCAA Division I Cornell Big Red...

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Five Teams Advance, One Spot Remains in Division Semi Finals
Photo - Absent Light: (2) Whitecourt Wolverines vs. (7) Grande Prairie Storm Wolverines win series 3-0 The Whitecourt Wolverines left nothing to chance Sunday in the third game of their first round series...

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Kodiaks Goaltender Joey May Awarded Stewy Stewart Memorial Trophy
Photo - Pro Sports Photography: The recipient of the 2017 Stewy Stewart Memorial Award is Camrose Kodiaks goaltender Joey May.  AJHL Chairman Greg Wood, along with members of the May family,...

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How the Oil Barons are Helping Fort McMurray Rebuild
Almost a year after a runaway fire devastated Fort McMurray, the city is rebuilding. And its Oil Barons have become a talisman the entire community can rally around. Full Story          
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VIDEO: Pontiacs Retire Jersey of Jon Kalinski
Photos - Kristin Isley: Jon played 110 games with the Bonnyville PONTIACS from 2003 to 2005 scoring 69 points and amassing 263 penalty minutes. The next year Jon would leave for...

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South Division Playoff Update
Photo - Dave Watling: (4) Okotoks Oilers vs. (5) Camrose Kodiaks Oilers lead 2-0 After surviving a scare in game one and having to go to double overtime to get a victory,...

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Eagles' Ferguson Named 2nd Star in CJHL 3 Stars for February
CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today that goaltender Mathew Robson of the Penticton Vees (BCHL) along with forwards Logan Ferguson of the Canmore Eagles (AJHL) and...

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North Division Playoff Update
Photo: Drayton Valley Thunder: (2) Whitecourt Wolverines vs. (7) Grande Prairie Storm Whitecourt leads 2-0 Heading to Grande Prairie, the Wolverines have accomplished their first goal in getting two wins. That doesn’t mean...

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TheAJHL in 60 - Sherwood Park Crusaders
Host Tim Ellis chats with Crusaders Head Coach Adam Manah about their current playoff series with the Bonnyville Pontiacs and their off ice success this season. Listen Now      
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Daniel Hilsendager Commits to the University of Western Michigan
The Lloydminster Bobcats are pleased to announce that rookie defenceman Daniel Hilsendager has committed to play hockey for the University of Western Michigan Broncos of the (NCAA Div. 1) National...

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Saints Captain Dexter McLeod Awarded Gas Drive AJHL Scholarship
The recipient of the 2017 Gas AJHL Drive Scholarship is Spruce Grove Saints Captain Dexter McLeod.  The defenceman from Edmonton, Alberta was presented the annual scholarship in a ceremony prior...

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Thunder Seek Marketing Manager
The Drayton Valley Thunder is a Junior A hockey team competing in the North Division of the AJHL. Our team’s successes include: game wins against rival communities, and North and...

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2017 South Division Round One Preview
Photo - Pro Sports Photography: The opening round of the playoffs will begin on Thursday for the Viterra AJHL South Division.  Here is a series by series preview of the matchups. (2)...

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2017 North Division Round One Preview
Photo - Target Photography: The Alberta Junior Hockey League will open the 2017 Gas Drive AJHL Playoffs on Thursday.  Here is a Round One preview of the Viterra AJHL North Division: (2)...

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Bryson Traptow and Jordan Xavier Named as Co-Winners of 2017 Viterra Cup
Bryson Traptow (Camrose Kodiaks) and Jordan Xavier (Okotoks Oilers) are co-winners of the 2016-2017 Viterra Cup.  The pair each received 13 Viterra Star of the Game Awards and registered 65...

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Viterra Volunteer Profile - Wendy Poirier, Whitecourt Wolverines
The Alberta Junior Hockey League and Viterra are proud to once again recognize volunteers from each member team through the Viterra AJHL Volunteer Profile during the 2016-2017 season.   At the...

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Canalta Hotels Player of the Week & Alberta Ford Defensive Player of the Week
The final Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week for the 2016-2017 season is defenceman Cale Makar of the Brooks Bandits.  Makar closed out the season with 12 points (5G,...

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Arnaud Vachon Commits to Colgate University
BROOKS, AB – The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) are delighted to announce that 1998-born forward Arnaud Vachon (Ajax, ON) has committed to attend and play...

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CJHL Announces Final Top 20 Rankings for 2016-17, Bandits Finish No. 1
CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced its final Top 20 rankings for the 2016-17 season Monday with the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) finishing up No. 1 overall in...

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Oil Barons, Keca Agree on Three Year Contract Extension
Fort McMurray, AB (March 6, 2017) – Tom Keca will continue to ‘steer the ship’ behind the Oil Barons’ bench. Today, the Oil Barons and Keca are excited to announce...

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Round One Schedule & Match Ups Confirmed - Playoffs Start Thursday!
The 2017 Gas Drive AJHL Playoffs will begin on Thursday, March 9th with all six first round series hitting the ice.  Round One is a best-of-five divisional quarter final.  The Regular...

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12 Alumni Win Canada West Title with U of A Golden Bears
Saskatoon, SK - The Alberta Golden Bears beat the Saskatchewan Huskies two games to one, winning their 53rd Conference Championship. This is the first Canada West title for Alberta since...

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Bandits Awarded Dave Duchak Trophy and Top Team Goaltender Award
Photo - Em Rose Photography: The Brooks Bandits were presented with the Dave Duchak Trophy as the AJHL Regular Season Champions at their final game of the season on Saturday night. ...

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Eagles Captain Matt Forchuk Wins AJHL Scoring Race
Photo - Target Photography: The 2016-2017 AJHL Scoring Champion and winner of the Ernie Love Trophy is Matt Forchuk of the Canmore Eagles.  The 20 year-old team captain scored 32 goals,...

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2017 Gas Drive AJHL Playoffs - Playoff Bracket
The schedule for Round One of the 2017 Gas Drive AJHL Playoffs is set.   Playoff action will begin on Thursday, March 9th in all best-of-five series across the AJHL.     2017 Playoff...

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TheAJHL in 60 - Olds Grizzlys
Trevor Redden provides an update on the Olds Grizzlys upcoming playoff season and exciting off ice events. Listen Now
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AJHL Weekend Preview - Final Regular Season Weekend
Photo - Avid Photography: It's the final weekend of the 2016/17 AJHL regular season, and although all the playoff teams have already been determined, there are still some positions that are...

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Jon Kalinski Jersey Retirement and Tribute March 10th, 2017
Join the Bonnyville PONTIACS on March 10th, 2017 for a tribute to former PONTIAC great Jon KALINSKI by honoring his contributions to our organization as both a player and citizen...

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Eagles Logan Ferguson Named Alberta Ford Dealers Player of the Month
The Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Player of the Month is Logan Ferguson of the Canmore Eagles.  Ferguson compiled an 11 game point streak and 27 points (7G, 20A) through the...

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Viterra Volunteer Profile - Shane Tomayer, Lloydminster Bobcats
The Alberta Junior Hockey League and Viterra are proud to once again recognize volunteers from each member team through the Viterra AJHL Volunteer Profile during the 2016-2017 season.   At the...

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AJHL Spring Camp Schedule
The Alberta Junior Hockey League will host Spring Camps across the province throughout March 2017 - May 2017.  A full camp schedule and contact information is available here.        
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