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Critical Dates

2020/2021 Critical Date

November 1: U18aged Players registered in the Division of Junior cannot be released after November 1 of the current season unless they register with a higher Category team.

November 13: AJHL Regular Season Opens

December 1: There will be no December 1 cutdown in 2020; Junior rosters will remain at 25 players throughout the season.

December 10 - January 1: CJHL Christmas Trade Freeze

December 15: Each team has the right to unilaterally card any eligible player that was carded on January 10 of the previous season. Any player eligible to be carded from the previous season’s roster on January 10 that is not carded by midnight on December 15 of the AJHL Regular Season is released.

December 22 -28: AJHL Christmas Trade Freeze

January 3-7: AJHL Showcase Week Trade Freeze

January 6 & 7: AJHL Showcase @ Camrose *tentative

January 9: Affiliation deadline for all AJHL teams (if applicable)

January 10: Deadline for members to submit an Intra-League trade is 4:30pm on January 10th. All Intra-League trades are submitted to the AJHL VP Operations. As of 5pm on January 10th of each season, each Member shall provide the Vice-President, Hockey Operations with a roster of not more than twenty-five (25) players.

January 10 12:00 pm EST - June 1: AJHL / CJHL Post-January 10 Freeze - 4:00pm MST

January 11: The AJHL Letter of Intent is valid for the time period starting January 11 through the opening of the Hockey Canada Registration System.

January 16: AJHL Semi-Annual Meeting

March 21: End Regular Season *tentative

March 26-May 18: AJHL Playoffs *tentative