The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) released the schedule for its 58th season, which will see the Brooks Bandits play a 60-game schedule, beginning on Friday, Sept 17th.
The Bandits home schedule consists of games on eight Fridays, 11 Saturdays including New Year’s Day, five Wednesdays, three Sundays and the return of Holiday Monday games on Thanksgiving and Family Day.
The 15th Annual AJHL Showcase has been awarded to the Bandits for September 30th – October 3rd, 2021. The four-day event attracts thousands of fans and over 200 members of the scouting community from the National Hockey League (NHL), NCAA Division I, II and III schools, as well as Canadian colleges and universities and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). A game schedule for the event will be released in July. The Bandits will play two games at the Showcase.
Bandits season tickets and AJHL Showcase Ticket Packages will go on sale on Mon, July 12th. Existing season ticket holders will have first chance to renew their seats.
From December 12th – 18th, the 2021 World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) will display international talent in Cornwall, Ontario. The WJAC is an annual under-20 tournament sponsored by Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The international tournament features six teams per year with Canada represented by two regional squads.
The 2022 CJHL Prospects Game will be held in a CJHL community in January. Players chosen to participate in the CJHL Prospects Game are selected by NHL Central Scouting and will be among the top 40 CJHL prospects heading into the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2022 AJHL Playoffs begin March 4th and the prize is bigger than ever in 2022 with the AJHL Champion automatically advancing to the Centennial Cup presented by Tim Horton’s in Estevan, SK from May 20th – 29th.
The top team in each division will receive a first-round bye to begin the 2022 AJHL Playoffs. The Viterra AJHL South Division and Viterra AJHL North Division will playoff to determine a divisional champion at the conclusion of Round Three. The North Division Champion and the South Division Champion will then compete in the League Final.
2021/22 Calendar of Events
July 23rd-25th: 2021 AJHL Prospects Showcase @ River Creek Arenas (Enoch, AB)
August 20th: AJHL Training Camps Open
August 27th: AJHL Exhibition Season Start
September 17th: AJHL Regular Season Opening Night
September 30th: October 3rd – AJHL Showcase
November 20th: AJHL Semi-Annual Meeting
December 1st: CJHL Roster Cutdown
December 12th-18th: World Junior A Challenge @ Cornwall, ON
January 10th: CJHL Trade Deadline
January TBD: CJHL Prospects Game @ TBD
February 27th: End of AJHL Regular Season
March 4th: 2022 AJHL Playoffs – Tentative Start Date
May 20th-May 29th: National Junior A Championship (NJAC) Centennial Cup @ Estevan, SK