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This is the 2015-16 Alberta Junior Hockey League season.  This is the league's 52nd season.

Franchise changesEdit

  • none

Season InformationEdit

The regular season will consist of 16 teams playing 60 games each.  Each team will play 29 home games, 29 away games and 2 games at the 9th Annual AJHL Showcase being held October 1-3, 2015 in Camrose, Alberta.

The pre-season will feature games played in High Level, Alberta for the second straight year when the Drayton Valley Thunder and the Grand Prairie Storm play pre-season games on September 4th and 5th.  Mayerthorpe, Alberta will host a game between the Whitecourt Wolverines and the Lloydminster Bobcats on September 6th.

The regular season will feature three games played in non-league communities this season.  Swan Hills, Alberta will host a game on November 24th between the host Spruce Grove Saints and the  Drayton Valley Thunder. The Canmore Eagles will host the Drumheller Dragons in Banff, Alberta on December 8th. And the Grand Prairie Storm play Spruce Grove Saints in Slave Lake, Alberta on January 12th.

The Calgary Mustangs will temporarily call the Max Bell Centre home for September and October as the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena is undergoing maintainence and upgrade and will not be available for use.

Division AlignmentEdit

Viterra North Division
Team City Arena Joined AJHL
Bonnyville Pontiacs Bonnyville, Alberta R. J. Lalonde Arena 1991
Drayton Valley Thunder Drayton Valley, Alberta Drayton Valley Omni-Plex 1998
Fort McMurray Oil Barons Fort McMurray, Alberta Casman Centre 1981
Grande Prairie Storm Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada Games Arena 1995
Lloydminster Bobcats Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Centennial Civic Centre 1988 (founded in 1982 as SJHL team)
Sherwood Park Crusaders Sherwood Park, Alberta Sherwood Park Arena 1976
Spruce Grove Saints Spruce Grove, Alberta Grant Fuhr Arena 2004 (as Spruce Grove Saints, 1963 originally for franchise as Edmonton Movers)
Whitecourt Wolverines Whitecourt, Alberta Scott Safety Centre 2012 (as Whitecourt Wolverines, 1976 as Fort Saskatchewan Traders)
Viterra South Division
Team City Arena Joined AJHL
Brooks Bandits Brooks, Alberta Centennial Regional Arena 2000
Calgary Canucks Calgary, Alberta Max Bell Centre 1971
Calgary Mustangs Calgary, Alberta Father David Bauer Olympic Arena 2010 (as Calgary Mustangs, originally joined as The Pass Red Devils in 1972)
Camrose Kodiaks Camrose, Alberta Edgeworth Centre 1997
Canmore Eagles Canmore, Alberta Canmore Recreation Centre 2001 (as Canmore Eagles, originally joined 1995 as Bow Valley Eagles)
Drumheller Dragons Drumheller, Alberta Drumheller Memorial Arena 2003
Okotoks Oilers Okotoks, Alberta Foothills Centennial Arena 2005 (as Okotoks Oilers, originally joined 1998 as Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves)
Olds Grizzlys Olds, Alberta Olds & District Sports Complex 1981 (as Olds Grizzlys, originally joined 1974 as Taber Golden Suns)

StandingsEdit

Viterra North Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Spruce Grove Saints 60 49 7 - 4 - 263 123 - 102
Whitecourt Wolverines 60 42 12 - 6 - 256 172 - 90
Lloydminster Bobcats 60 44 14 - 2 - 236 155 - 90
Bonnyville Pontiacs 60 40 11 - 9 - 245 163 - 89
Sherwood Park Crusaders 60 39 19 - 2 - 240 194 - 80
Drayton Valley Thunder 60 23 33 - 4 - 150 242 - 50
Fort McMurray Oil Barons 60 10 40 - 10 - 137 239 - 30
Grande Prairie Storm 60 11 45 - 4 - 138 302 - 26
Viterra South Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Brooks Bandits 60 49 9 - 2 - 306 135 - 100
Camrose Kodiaks 60 38 18 - 4 - 250 170 - 80
Okotoks Oilers 60 32 25 - 3 - 197 177 - 67
Canmore Eagles 60 26 27 - 7 - 205 240 - 59
Drumheller Dragons 60 25 29 - 6 - 196 227 - 56
Calgary Canucks 60 24 33 - 3 - 156 218 - 51
Olds Grizzlys 60 16 40 - 4 - 188 279 - 36
Calgary Mustangs 60 12 44 - 4 - 168 295 - 28

2016 AJHL Gas Drive PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The 2016 AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs open on March 10, 2016.  The top seven team in each division qualify for the playoffs with the top team in each division receiving a first round bye.  The 2nd place team will play the 7th place team, the 3rd place will play 6th, and 4th place will play the 5th place team.  In the second round the first place team plays the lowest seeded first round winner and the other two first round winners play each other.  The division semifinal winners will meet in the division final.  The Viterra AJHL South Division and Viterra AJHL North Division playoff champions will meet in the AJHL Gas Drive Cup Final. 

The playoff winning team will advance to the 2016 Western Canada Cup being held in Estevan, Saskatchewan hosted by the Estevan Bruins at Affinity Place. The top two finishers in that tournament will qualify for the 2016 Royal Bank Cup being held in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan hosted by the AJHL's Lloydminster Bobcats at the Centennial Civic Centre.

North Division QuarterfinalsEdit

South Division QuarterfinalsEdit

North Division SemifinalsEdit

South Division SemifinalsEdit

North Division FinalEdit

South Division FinalEdit

AJHL Gas Drive Cup FinalEdit

The Brooks Bandits advance to the 2016 Western Canada Cup.

2016 AJHL champs Brook Bandits

2016 AJHL champs Brooks Bandits

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