The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today the schedule for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoff Series between the Lloydminster Bobcats and Drayton Valley Thunder of the North Division. The Round One series will begin in Lloydminster, AB on Saturday, February 25th with Game One of the best-of-five series.
The top seven teams in each division qualify for the 2012 AJHL Playoffs. The first place team in each division will receive a bye during the First Round Divisional Playoffs. All series in Round One are best-of-five with the highest ranked seed awarded home ice advantage. The teams will playoff as follows: 2nd versus 7th place, 3rd versus 6th place, and 4th versus 5th place.
Lloydminster Bobcats (3) vs. Drayton Valley Thunder (6)
- Game 1 February 25, 2012 Lloydminster 7:30 PM
- Game 2 February 26, 2012 Lloydminster 2:00 PM
- Game 3 February 28, 2012 Drayton Valley 7:30 PM
- *Game 4 February 29, 2012 Drayton Valley 7:30 PM
- *Game 5 March 3, 2012 Lloydminster 7:30 PM
* if necessary
The Lloydminster Bobcats have secured 3rd place in the AJHL North Division, while the Drayton Valley Thunder have clinched 6th spot. The Bobcats and Thunder both have two regular season games remaining. Head to head statistics for all games between the Bobcats and Thunder are available on the AJHL website. The Bobcats led the regular season series with 5 wins and one overtime loss.
The opening round of the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoffs will commence on February 23rd. The schedule for all remaining series will be announced as playoff match-ups are confirmed. The 2011-2012 AJHL Regular Season concludes on Sunday, February 19th, 2012.
Each division will playoff to determine a divisional champion at the conclusion of Round Three in the 2012 AJHL Playoffs. The North Division Champion and the South Division Champion will then compete in the League Final for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup.
Watch each game of the 2012 AJHL Playoffs live on AJHL Pay Per View at www.AJHL.ca.