The Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year over 300 AJHL Alumni are currently competing on College and University teams across North America. The League reached the 300 mark for the first time in the 2010-2011 season.
In total, 164 AJHL alumni are participating on NCAA Division I and Division III teams. Sixty-four alumni are competing in the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport), 63 within the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC), and 15 in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) and American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
The University of Alaska-Anchorage has the most AJHL alumni in the NCAA with 11. The University of Lethbridge leads the CIS also with 11 AJHL alumni. NAIT has 20 AJHL alumni, the most of all ACAC teams this season.
The Camrose Kodiaks have the most active alumni as 26 former Kodiak players are currently competing at the post-secondary level. The Spruce Grove Saints are next with 24 alumni, while the Brooks Bandits and Okotoks Oilers boast 22 alumni on 2011-2012 post-secondary rosters.
During the 2010-2011 AJHL season, over 80 AJHL players committed to a College or University for the 2011-2012 season and beyond. Sixteen current AJHL players have already committed to continuing their hockey and educational endeavours at a College or University. The Alberta Junior Hockey League recognizes each AJHL active player who commits to a post-secondary institute on the League website.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League continues to be one of the premier developmental Leagues in Canada for student-athletes striving to capitalize on their athletic and academic abilities. By choosing to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League a player is joining a fraternity of storied athletes through almost 50 years of athletic and academic excellence. Our student-athletes’ achievements both academically and athletically have been made possible through their choice to play junior hockey in the AJHL.
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A complete list of the above mentioned alumni is available at www.ajhl.ca and will be updated as the 2011-2012 season progresses. If the AJHL has missed an alumnus in error within this list, please contact the League Office.