AJHL Announces 2012 Playoff Series: Bandits vs. Canucks

March 1st, 2012 – The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today the schedule for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoff Series between the Brooks Bandits and the Calgary Canucks. The two South Division opponents will open Round Two in Brooks, Alberta on March 6th, 2012.

The AJHL Regular Season Champion Brooks Bandits captured the South Division and earned a bye to Round Two of the 2012 AJHL Playoffs. The Calgary Canucks defeated the Camrose Kodiaks 3-1 in a best-of-five Round One Series to advance to the Division Semi-Finals against the Bandits.

The Brooks Bandits completed the regular season with 100 points, 1st overall in the AJHL. The Calgary Canucks finished 6th in the South Division with 43 points and moved on to upset the 3rd placed Camrose Kodiaks in the opening round of the 2012 AJHL Playoffs. The Bandits dominated the regular season series against the Canucks with a 6-0 record.

All series in Round Two are best-of-seven with the highest ranked seed awarded home ice advantage.

Brooks Bandits (1) vs. Calgary Canucks (4)
Game # Date Home Team Time
Game 1 March 6, 2012 Brooks 7:00 PM
Game 2 March 7, 2012 Brooks 7:00 PM
Game 3 March 9, 2012 Calgary 7:30 PM
Game 4 March 10, 2012 Calgary 7:30 PM
Game 5* March 13, 2012 Brooks 7:00 PM
Game 6* March 15, 2012 Calgary 7:30 PM
Game 7* March 18, 2012 Brooks 7:00 PM

* if necessary

The Spruce Grove Saints, Drayton Valley Thunder, Fort McMurray Oil Barons, Okotoks Oilers and Olds Grizzlys have each advanced to Round Two. The schedule and playoff match-ups for each series will be confirmed shortly.

Round Two: March 6th – March 18th
The first place team will play the lowest place team remaining in their division and the next highest placed team will play the other team in a best-of-seven series. (1 vs. 4 & 2 vs. 3)

Round Three: League Semi-Finals – March 23rd – April 3rd
The remaining two teams in each division will playoff for the title of Division Champion and advance to the League Final. (1 vs. 4 & 2 vs. 3)

Round Four: League Final – April 6th – April 16th
The North Division Champion and the South Division Champion will compete in the League Final for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup.

The 2012 AJHL Playoff Schedule, Playoff Bracket, and head to head stats for each series are available on the AJHL website www.AJHL.ca. Watch each game of the 2012 AJHL Playoffs live on AJHL Pay Per View at www.AJHL.ca.