The Division Semi-Finals and Round Two of the 2015 Gas Drive AJHL Playoffs will begin on Friday night across the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Viterra AJHL North Division match ups include the Regular Season Champion Spruce Grove Saints versus the Sherwood Park Crusaders, and the Lloydminster Bobcats versus the Bonnyville Pontiacs. In the Viterra AJHL South Division, the Camrose Kodiaks will meet the Drumheller Dragons, and the Brooks Bandits will face the Okotoks Oilers.
The Spruce Grove Saints earned a first round bye after finishing first overall in the North Division for a seventh consecutive season, while the Sherwood Park Crusaders eliminated the Western Canada Cup Host, Fort McMurray Oil Barons, to advance to Round Two. Bonnyville swept the Drayton Valley Thunder while Lloydminster defeated the Whitecourt Wolverines in four games to advance to the Division Semi-Finals.
In the South Division, the Camrose Kodiaks finished the regular season on top and earned a bye. Their opponents, the Drumheller Dragons, swept the Olds Grizzlys to advance to Round Two. The Brooks Bandits also swept the Calgary Mustangs in the opening round and will meet the Okotoks Oilers in the Division Semi-Final. The Oilers eliminated the Canmore Eagles 3-0, but it took overtime to complete the sweep in Game Three of the series.
Check the AJHL website this week for a complete Series Preview for each of the Division Semi-Final Match-ups.
Viterra AJHL North Division Semi-Finals
Spruce Grove Saints (1) vs. Sherwood Park Crusaders (4)
Game 1 Friday, March 13 @ Spruce Grove 7:00PM
Game 2 Saturday, March 14 @ Spruce Grove 7:00PM
Game 3 Monday, March 16 @ Sherwood Park 7:30PM
Game 4 Tuesday, March 17 @ Sherwood Park 7:30PM
Game 5 Friday, March 20 @ Spruce Grove 7:00PM*
Game 6 Sunday, March 22 @ Sherwood Park 7:30PM*
Game 7 Tuesday, March 24 @ Spruce Grove 7:00PM*
Lloydminster Bobcats (2) vs. Bonnyville Pontiacs (3)
Game 1 Friday, March 13 @ Lloydminster 7:30PM
Game 2 Saturday, March 14 @ Lloydminster 7:30PM
Game 3 Monday, March 16 @ Bonnyville 7:30PM
Game 4 Tuesday, March 17 @ Bonnyville 7:30PM
Game 5 Friday, March 20 @ Lloydminster 7:30PM*
Game 6 Sunday, March 22 @ Bonnyville 7:30PM*
Game 7 Tuesday, March 24 @ Lloydminster 7:30PM*
Viterra AJHL South Division Semi-Finals
Camrose Kodiaks (1) vs. Drumheller Dragons (4)
Game 1 Friday, March 13 @ Camrose 7:00PM
Game 2 Saturday, March 14 @ Camrose 7:00PM
Game 3 Monday, March 16 @ Drumheller 7:00PM
Game 4 Tuesday, March 17 @ Drumheller 7:00PM
Game 5 Thursday, March 19 @ Camrose 7:00PM*
Game 6 Saturday, March 21 @ Drumheller 7:30PM*
Game 7 Tuesday, March 24 @ Camrose 7:00PM*
Brooks Bandits (2) vs. Okotoks Oilers (3)
Game 1 Friday, March 13 @ Brooks 7:00PM
Game 2 Saturday, March 14 @ Brooks 7:00PM
Game 3 Monday, March 16 @ Okotoks 7:00PM
Game 4 Wednesday, March 18 @ Okotoks 7:00PM
Game 5 Friday, March 20 @ Brooks 7:00PM*
Game 6 Sunday, March 22 @ Okotoks 7:00PM*
Game 7 Tuesday, March 24 @ Brooks 7:00PM*
* if necessary (best-of-seven series)
Head-to-head stats for each match-up are available through the Live Scores page of the AJHL website on game day. The complete 2015 AJHL Playoff Bracket is available here.
Round Three: League Semi-Finals
The remaining two teams in each division will playoff for the title of Division Champion and advance to the 2015 Gas Drive Cup AJHL Final.
Round Four – AJHL Gas Drive Cup: League Final
The North Division Champion and the South Division Champion will compete in the League Final for the 2015 Gas Drive Cup.
Watch each game LIVE on AJHL Web TV and Fast Hockey at www.AJHL.ca.