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This is the 2016-17 Alberta Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 53rd season dating back to its founding in 1964.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • None

TeamsEdit

AJHL team locations 2014-15

AJHL team locations as of 2014-15 season (North Division in red, South Division in blue)

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 Revolution Place 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 Pason 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

North DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Fort McMurray Oil Barons 60 44 13 3 220 139 91
Whitecourt Wolverines 60 41 13 6 254 156 88
Spruce Grove Saints 60 40 18 2 198 145 82
Bonnyville Pontiacs 60 37 19 4 228 159 78
Sherwood Park Crusaders 60 32 25 3 233 235 67
Drayton Valley Thunder 60 17 39 4 160 252 38
Grande Prairie Storm 60 15 38 7 146 253 37
Lloydminster Bobcats 06 15 42 3 124 223 33

South DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Brooks Bandits 60 51 5 4 294 107 106
Canmore Eagles 60 36 18 6 250 199 78
Calgary Canucks 60 37 19 4 219 157 78
Okotoks Oilers 60 36 18 6 193 162 78
Camrose Kodiaks 60 32 25 3 186 177 67
Drumheller Dragons 60 22 33 5 177 242 49
Olds Grizzlys 60 17 36 7 167 234 41
Calgary Mustangs 60 8 50 2 135 344 18

2017 AJHL Gas Drive Cup PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

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 best of five series.  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 in best of seven series.  The division semifinal winners will meet in the best of seven division final.  The Viterra AJHL South Division and Viterra AJHL North Division playoff champions will meet in the best of seven AJHL Gas Drive Cup Final. 

The playoff winning team will advance to the 2017 Western Canada Cup which is being held in Penticton, British Columbia.  The top two finishers in that tournament will qualify for the 2017 Royal Bank Cup which is being held in Cobourg, Ontario.

North Division QuarterfinalsEdit

South Division QuarterfinalsEdit

North Division SemifinalsEdit

South Division SemifinalsEdit

North Division FinalEdit

South Division FinalEdit

Gas Drive Cup FinalEdit

2017 AJHL Champs Brooks Bandits

2017 AJHL champs Brooks Bandits

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