For the third consecutive season, the Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce that over 300 AJHL Alumni are currently competing on College and University teams across North America. The AJHL reached the 300 mark in the 2010-2011 season and has continued to surpass the milestone with a total of 303 alumni this year.
The majority of AJHL alumni are competing on NCAA Division I and Division III teams. In total, 159 alumni are participating in the NCAA, including 103 at the NCAA Division I level. A record high 74 alumni are competing in the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport). Fifty-seven alumni are on the rosters of teams within the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC), and 13 in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) and American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
The University of Alaska (CCHA) and the University of Alaska-Anchorage (WCHA) have the most AJHL alumni in the NCAA, both with 11 players on their roster. Mount Royal University in Calgary leads the CIS with 14 AJHL alumni, and NAIT in Edmonton has 19 AJHL alumni, which is the most of all ACAC teams this season.
The Camrose Kodiaks have the most active alumni for the second consecutive year with 28 former Kodiak players currently competing at the post-secondary level. The Spruce Grove Saints are second with 27 alumni, and the Fort McMurray Oil Barons have 24 alumni competing at College and University.
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. During the 2011-2012 AJHL season, over 80 AJHL players committed to a College or University for the 2012-2013 season and beyond. Seventeen current AJHL players have already committed to continuing their hockey carers and educational pursuits by committing to a College or University.
A complete list of the above mentioned alumni is available here and will be updated as the 2012-2013 season progresses. If the AJHL has missed an alumnus within this list, please contact the League Office.