AJHL Announces 2012 Playoff Series: Crusaders vs. Pontiacs

The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today the schedule for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoff Series between the North Division’s Sherwood Park Crusaders and Bonnyville Pontiacs. The Round One series will begin in Sherwood Park, 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.

Sherwood Park Crusaders (4) vs. Bonnyville Pontiacs (5)

  • Game 1 February 25, 2012 Sherwood Park 7:00 PM
  • Game 2 February 26, 2012 Sherwood Park 7:00 PM
  • Game 3 February 28, 2012 Bonnyville 7:00 PM
  • *Game 4 February 29, 2012 Bonnyville 7:00 PM
  • *Game 5 March 3, 2012 Sherwood Park 7:00 PM

* if necessary

The Sherwood Park Crusaders will finish the regular season in 4th spot in the North Division regardless of the outcome of their games this weekend. The Bonnyville Pontiacs have a chance to tie the Crusaders in total points, but will complete the season in 5th spot due to a lesser amount of regulation wins. The Crusaders and Pontiacs split the regular season series, each with a 3-2-1 record (W-L-OTL). Head to head statistics for all games between the Crusaders and Pontiacs are available on the AJHL website.

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 2012 AJHL Playoff Schedule is available on the AJHL website. 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.