The AJHL South Division Final will feature the Okotoks Oilers and the RBC Cup Host Camrose Kodiaks. The Kodiaks defeated Brooks 2-1 tonight in Game Seven of the South Division Semi-Final to win the series 4-3. The game remained scoreless until the hometown Bandits opened the scoring four minutes into the 3rd period. The Kodiaks tied the game 1-1 with a powerplay goal at the halfway point of the 3rd period, then just under a minute later John Lidgett scored the unassisted game winning goal for the Kodiaks.
Tyler Jewitt led the series in scoring with 7 points, and recorded points in six of the seven games within the series. Jewitt is second in the Playoff Scoring Race with 13 points (7G, 6A). Matt Wilkins of the Brooks Bandits will exit the playoffs as the current scoring leader with 15 points (8G, 7A) in the 2011 AJHL Playoffs. Dalyn Flette recorded the win in net for Camrose. Flette holds a record of 7-4 and a 1.84GAA in the post-season.
A full schedule for the South Division Final Series will be released on Wednesday, however, the best-of-seven series will begin in Okotoks on Saturday night. The Fort McMurray Oil Barons and Spruce Gove Saints will meet in the AJHL North Division Final also commencing on Saturday, March 19th in Spruce Grove.
March 14, 2011
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons have eliminated the Bonnyville Pontiacs and will now advance to the AJHL North Division Final against the Regular Champion Spruce Gove Saints. The Oil Barons won the series 4-2, following a 3-2 road victory in Bonnyville on Monday night. All six games in the series were decided by a single goal, and three games extended into overtime periods.
Justin Rose scored two goals for the Oil Barons, including the game winner, and received the Player of the Game Award. Rose scored the game winning goal for Fort McMurray in two of the four wins in the series. Rose and Ryan Kearns of the Pontiacs are tied for 2nd place in the AJHL Scoring Race with 12 points. Jesse Kallechy recorded the win for the Oil Barons, improving his playoff record to 7-2 and a 1.99 GAA.
The Camrose Kodiaks and Brooks Bandits will battle in Game Seven of the South Division Semi-Final on Tuesday night in Brooks. The winner of the series will meet the Okotoks Oilers in the South Division Final beginning March 19th.
March 13, 2011
The Camrose Kodiaks and Brooks Bandits will battle in Game Seven of the South Division Semi-Final on Tuesday night in Brooks. The Kodiaks tied the series 3-3 with a 5-1 performance in Camrose tonight to extend the best-of-seven series. The Kodiaks outshot the Bandits 45-14. Ben Gallacher scored an unassisted goal in the second period, which would ultimately become the game winner. Luke Challier recorded a 3 point game for the Kodiaks, and John Lidgett scored 2 goals in the Camrose victory.
Dalyn Flette of the Kodiaks has played the most minutes of all AJHL goaltenders in the post-season (656 MP) and holds a 1.92 GAA. The Top Scorer in the AJHL Playoffs is Matt Wilkins (Brooks Bandits) with 15 points, the number two spot belongs to Tyler Jewitt (Camrose Kodiaks) with 12 points.
The winner of the Brooks Bandits / Camrose Kodiaks series will meet the Okotoks Oilers in the South Division Final beginning March 19th. The Fort McMurray Oil Barons have a chance to end the North Division Semi-Final Series in Game Six on Monday in Bonnyville. The winner of the Oil Barons / Pontiacs series will advance to the North Division Final versus the Spruce Grove Saints.
March 12, 2011
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons gained a 3-2 lead in the North Division Semi-Final Series versus the Bonnyville Pontiacs, but the win did not come easy again tonight. The Oil Barons won 4-3 in double overtime in Fort McMurray, the third overtime game in the best-of-seven series. Game One was decided in overtime and Game Three took three periods of OT to determine a winner. All five games in the series have been decided by a single goal.
Brendan Wright scored the overtime winner with an unassisted goal 6:26 into the second overtime period and received the Player of the Game Award for his performance. The Oil Barons recorded 53 shots on Bonnyville goaltender Julien Laplante. Ty Carey scored two goals for the Pontiacs. Pontiacs teammates Ryan Kearns and Devon Kalinski lead the series in scoring with 5 points. The scoring leaders for the Oil Barons are Justin Rose and Dylan Seymour with 4 points in the series.
The Oil Barons have a chance to end the series on Monday when the series returns to Bonnyville for Game Six. The winner of the series will advance to the North Division Final versus the Spruce Grove Saints. The Brooks Bandits lead the South Division Semi-Final Series 3-2 heading into Game Six in Camrose on Sunday. The winner of the Brooks Bandits / Camrose Kodiaks series will meet the Okotoks Oilers in the South Division Final beginning March 19th.
March 11, 2011
Tonight’s game between the Brooks Bandits and Camrose Kodiaks will go into the AJHL Record Book as the third longest overtime playoff game in League history. After 56 minutes and 22 seconds of overtime, the Brooks Bandits defeated the Camrose Kodiaks 3-2 with a powerplay goal from Cam Maclise. The League Record for the longest overtime game in the playoffs is 79 minutes and 40 seconds (Camrose Kodiaks vs. St. Albert Saints, April 11, 2003 at Camrose, Game 5 of League Final, Camrose won 6-5).
The Bandits outshot the Kodiaks 65-46 tonight to entertain over 1,100 fans in attendance. Jan Obernesser recorded the win in net for the Bandits, while Kodiaks goaltender Dalyn Flette turned away 62 shots in tonight’s marathon game. Tyler Jewitt scored both goals for the Kodiaks. Jewitt is tied for second place amongst all Playoff Scoring Leaders with 11 points (7G, 4A). Matt Wilkins of the Brooks Bandits leads the League with 15 points (8G, 7A).
The Brooks Bandits lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 heading into Game Six in Camrose on Sunday. The winner of the series will meet the Okotoks Oilers in the South Division Final beginning March 19th.
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons and Bonnyville Pontiacs are tied 2-2 in the North Division Semi-Final. The series returns to Fort McMurray for Game Five on Saturday and to Bonnyville for Game Six on Monday. The winner of the Fort McMurray / Bonnyville series will advance to the North Division Final versus the Spruce Grove Saints.
March 10, 2011
The Regular Season Champion Spruce Grove Saints eliminated the Lloydminster Bobcats with a convincing 6-2 victory and a 4-0 series sweep. The Saints will advance to the North Division Final versus the winner of the Fort McMurray / Bonnyville series. Josh Koper of the Saints recorded 4 points in tonight’s game, enough to lead all scorers in the series with 4 points (2 G, 2A). In his first AJHL playoff game, Jetlan Houcher scored two goals, including the game winner, and one assist to earn the Player of the Game Award for the Saints tonight. Goaltender Vincenzo Marozzi recorded all four series wins in net for the Saints, allowing just five goals against, and posting a 1.25GAA.
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated the Bonnyville Pontiacs 4-3 in the fourth consecutive one-goal game in the series. The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2 heading back to Fort McMurray for Game Five on Saturday before returning to Bonnyville for Game Six on Monday. Five of the seven goals scored tonight were powerplay goals; 3 by the Oil Barons and 2 for the Pontiacs. Justin Rose scored the game winning goal and received the player of the Game Award for his 3 point night (2G, 1A). Forward Tyler Henry assisted on all three goals for the Pontiacs. Josh Lee (Oil Barons), Carson Cooper (Oil Barons) and Matt Montesano (Pontiacs) all posted 2 point games tonight.
The Brooks Bandits and Camrose Kodiaks are tied 2-2 in the South Division Semi-Finals. Game Five in the best-of-seven series will be played in Brooks on Friday, followed by Game Six on Sunday in Camrose. The series winner will meet the Okotoks Oilers in the South Division Final.
March 9, 2011
The Okotoks Oilers have swept the Calgary Mustangs 4-0 in the South Division Semi-Final Series and will now advance to the Division Finals in Round Three. The Oilers defeated the Mustangs 5-2 in tonight’s game, and outscored the Mustangs 23-7 in the series. Connor Collett and Matt Maleschuk each scored 3 points for the Oilers. The Oilers racked up 42 shots on goal. Kyle Reynolds scored the eventual game winner and was the scoring leader in the series with 7 points. Alexander MacMillan scored both goals for the Mustangs and led the Mustangs in post-season scoring with 9 points. Corey Scott assisted on both Calgary goals. Oilers goalie Michael Tadjdeh finished the series with a 1.75GAA. The Oilers will playoff against the winner of the Brooks Bandits / Camrose Kodiaks series for the right to represent the South Division in the AJHL Enerflex Cup Finals.
It took three periods of overtime for the winner to be declared, but the Bonnyville Pontiacs took a 2-1 series lead with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in Bonnyville tonight. Tonight was the second overtime game in the best-of-seven series and the third consecutive one-goal game. The game remained scoreless until the 15 minute mark of the third period when the Pontiacs opened the scoring; the Oil Barons responded less than two minutes later. Blake Leask was the overtime hero for the hometown crowd. The Oil Barons posted 54 shots on Bonnyville goaltender Julien Laplante. Laplante boasts a 1.97 GAA in the post-season, and Oil Barons goalie Jesse Kallechy holds a 1.76 GAA. Game Four will be played in Bonnyville on Thursday before the series returns to Fort McMurray for Game Five on Saturday.
The Spruce Grove Saints defeated the Bobcats 3-1 in Lloydminster and have a chance to end the series on Thursday night. The Saints lead the best-of-seven North Division Semi Final Series 3-0. The Saints came back from a 1-0 first period deficit with three 3rd period goals to claim the road win. Saints Goaltender Vincenzo Marozzi has recorded a 1.00GAA in the series and leads all AJHL goaltenders in the post-season.
The Brooks Bandits and Camrose Kodiaks are tied 2-2 in the South Division Semi-Finals. The Bandits won Game Four 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night in Camrose. Each team has stole a road win in the series. Devin Mitzner scored the overtime winner. Riley Simpson, DJ McDougall, and Matt Wilkins all recorded 2 points in the game. Wilkins leads the AJHL in the Playoff Scoring Race with 14 points , Simpson in 2nd with 10 points. Jonathan Lashyn of the Camrose Kodiaks also recorded 2 points tonight. Both teams posted 33 shots on goal. Game Five in the best-of-seven series will be played in Brooks on Friday, followed by Game Six on Sunday in Camrose.
March 8, 2011
The Okotoks Oilers scored five unanswered goals to rebound from a 3-1 deficit and defeat the Calgary Mustangs 6-3 in Calgary tonight. The Oilers now lead the best-of-seven South Division Semi-Final Series 3-0, and have a chance to eliminate the Mustangs in Game Four on Wednesday. The Mustangs led 3-1 following the first period and put up 39 shots on goal in tonight’s battle with the division’s first placed team. Jonathan Turk and Scott Bollard each scored 2 goals for the Oilers; both Colten Hayes and Kyle Reynolds added two assists for Okotoks. Defenceman Colten Hayes leads the series with 7 points, followed by Oilers teammates Jonathan Turk and Kyle Reynolds tied at 6 points apiece.
The Camrose Kodiaks were victorious in their first home game of the series with a 3-1 win over the Brooks Bandits this evening. The Kodiaks take a 2-1 series lead and host Game Four on Wednesday night. The series will then return to Brooks for Game Five on Friday. Luc Vandale had a 2 point night for the Kodiaks, and Ben Gallacher scored the game winning goal. Goaltender Dalyn Flette faced 37 shots, improving to a 1.87 GAA, and was selected as Player of the Game for the Kodiaks.
The Bonnyville Pontiacs and Fort McMurray Oil Barons are tied 1-1 in the North Division Semi-Finals. The best-of-seven series will return to Bonnyville for Game Three and Game Four beginning Wednesday. The Spruce Grove Saints hold a 2-0 series lead over the Lloydminster Bobcats. The series will now move to Lloydminster for Game Three and Four on Wednesday and Thursday.
March 7, 2011
The Bonnyville Pontiacs stole a win on the road in Fort McMurray tonight to tie the series 1-1, and guarantee a Game Five in the North Division Semi-Final Series. The best-of-seven series will return to Bonnyville for Game Three and Game Four beginning Wednesday. Game One of the series required overtime to determine the Oil Barons as the winner, and another one goal game tonight resulted in a 3-2 Pontiacs win. Ryan Kearns scored the game winning goal after the Pontiacs surged ahead with three second period goals. Kearns and Devon Kalinski each posted a 2 point game. Kearns is tied with Brock Maschmeyer of the Oil Barons for 2nd spot in the Playoff Scoring Race with 9 points. Nine of the Top 13 scorers in the post-season are participating in this series.
The Spruce Grove Saints took a 2-0 series lead with a 1-0 shutout versus the Lloydminster Bobcats. Tim Nolte scored the game winner for the Saints. Goaltender Vince Marozzi recorded the shutout and the Player of the Game Award. The Saints have allowed just one goal in the series thus far. The Saints are 100% on the penalty kill in the series (0/14). The series will now move to Lloydminster for Game Three and Four of the series on Wednesday / Thursday.
The South Division Semi-Finals will continue with Game Three and Four on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Okotoks Oilers lead the Calgary Mustangs 2-0 as the series now switches to Calgary. The Brooks Bandits and Camrose Kodiaks are tied 1-1 heading into Game Three in Camrose on Tuesday. The series will return to Brooks for Game Five on Friday night.
March 6, 2011
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons and Bonnyville Pontiacs needed overtime to determine the winner in Game One of the best-of-seven series on Sunday. Michael Small of the Oil Barons scored the OT winner to end the game 4-3. Mitchell Board had 2 points in the game and was selected as the Player of the Game for Fort McMurray. Goaltender Jesse Kallechy remains undefeated in the post-season (4-0) and has a 1.60 GAA. The Oil Barons extended their perfect penalty kill record (0/13). The Oil Barons lead the series 1-0 heading into Monday night’s game in Fort McMurray.
In the first Saints playoff game of the 2011 post-season , Spruce Grove’s Josh Keizer scored 2 goals in a 2-1 win over the Lloydminster Bobcats. Bryton Mills scored for the visiting Bobcats. The Saints will host the Bobcats in Game Two of the best-of-seven series on Monday. Prior to Sunday’s game, AJHL President Craig T. Cripps presented goaltender Vince Marozzi of the Spruce Grove Saints with the 2011 RBC Junior A Scholarship. Marozzi received $1,000 towards his post-secondary education and will be eligible for the $5,000 National RBC Junior A Scholarship.
The Okotoks Oilers exploded with 7 goals to defeat the Calgary Mustangs 7-1, following a 5-1 victory on Saturday night. The series will return to Calgary for Game Three and Game Four beginning Tuesday. The Oilers lead the best-of-seven affair 2-0. Ben Gamache and AJHL Scoring Champion Kyle Reynolds posted a 3 point night for the Oilers. Defenceman Colten Hayes recorded 4 assists in the Oilers victory.
The Brooks Bandits were victorious over the Camrose Kodiaks with a 5-3 win in Brooks on Sunday. The series is tied 1-1 as it heads to Camrose for Game Three and Four, then will return to Brooks for Game Five on March 11th. Matt Wilkins had a 4 point night, including the game winning goal, and leads the Playoff Scoring race with 12 points in 5 games. Riley Simpson contributed to the win with 2 goals for the Bandits.
March 5, 2011
Round Two of the 2011 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoffs opened on Saturday night in the South Division. Over 1,000 fans filled the arenas in both Game One match-ups with similar crowds anticipated for Game Two on Sunday. The Camrose Kodiaks played spoiler defeating the Brooks Bandits 3-2 in Brooks, while the Oilers pleased the hometown with a 5-1 win over the Calgary Mustangs.
Tyler Skauge earned the Player of the Game Award for the Kodiaks with the game winning goal. Matt Wilkins scored both goals for the Bandits and is now second in the Playoff Scoring Race with 8 points. Jonathan Turk recorded a 3 point night for the Okotoks Oilers, including the game winner and received the Player of the Game Award.
Tonight’s game was the first of the post-season for the Oilers after receiving a first round bye. The Calgary Mustangs defeated the Olds Grizzlys in three straight games to advance to Round Two. The Brooks Bandits swept the Canmore Eagles in Round One while their opponent, the Camrose Kodiaks, defeated the Drumheller Dragons in four games to earn their spot in the Divisional Semi-Finals.
The North Division will begin Round Two on Sunday as the Fort McMurray Oil Barons playoff against the Bonnyville Pontiacs, and the Spruce Grove Saints will face the Lloydminster Bobcats. The Saints also earned a first round bye, unlike their opponent who defeated the Grande Prairie Storm in Game 5 of the first round divisional playoffs. The Oil Barons and Pontiacs swept the St. Albert Steel and Sherwood Park Crusaders respectively to advance their post-seasons.
AJHL President Craig T. Cripps, alongside Oilers Governor Wayne Lauinger and Okotoks RBC Branch Manager Jim Stewart, presented the 2010-2011 Scoring Champion Award (Ernie Love Trophy) to Kyle Reynolds. Reynolds led the Alberta Junior Hockey League with 78 points, an average of 1.6 points per game in 2010-2011.