Posted June 17th, 2016 @ 12:00 am
The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today the 2016-2017 AJHL Exhibition and Regular Season schedules. The Exhibition Season will begin on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 with five games. Opening weekend will feature a total of 16 games with all 16 AJHL teams competing on both Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th. The Regular Season concludes after 480 games on Sunday, March 5th, 2017.
AJHL Teams open Main Camp for the 2016-2017 Season starting on Friday, August 26th, followed by the start of the Exhibition Season. The 45 game Pre-Season will include a pair of four-team tournaments hosted by the Camrose Kodiaks and Okotoks Oilers. In addition, eight games will be played against interleague opponents. The Kindersley Clippers (SJHL) will compete in the Camrose Kodiaks tournament, while North Battleford (SJHL) and Bonnyville will play a home and home series. Grande Prairie will also play a three game series versus Prince George (BCHL).
Six teams will begin the 2016-2017 season with a new Head Coach, two South Division teams and four North Division teams. As of today, the upcoming season would also begin with 32 players on AJHL rosters that have already committed to a College / University for the 2017-2018 season and beyond. The total number of College commitments is expected to surpass 75 by the completion of the season.