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News for March 2012
Oil Barons Down Saints in OT, Take Lead in Division Final
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons earned some redemption after giving up a three-goal lead by beating the Spruce Grove Saints 4-3 in overtime during Game 5 of the best-of-seven AJHL...

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Flames Sign Brady Lamb
The Calgary Flames have signed Calgary native Brady Lamb, who just finished his senior year at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The deal is a one-year (two-way) deal at the NHL...

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Bandits resting up for AJHL final
The Brooks Bandits have a glorious opportunity to claim an Alberta Hockey League Junior League title after advancing to the best-of-seven final for the first time.The only problem?They have no...

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CJHL Unveils Logo and Details of Inaugural Western Canada Cup
The Canadian Junior Hockey League and Nanaimo Clippers today held a press conference in Nanaimo, BC, the host community of the 2013 Western Canada Cup.The Press Conference was an exciting...

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Canmore Eagles Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament
The Canmore Eagles will be holding their 2nd Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament on Saturday, April 14 at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino.The "No Limit Texas Hold'em" tournament will run...

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Oil Barons Knot Series At Two
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons earned their second straight victory by a score of 4-3 over the Spruce Grove Saints Tuesday in Fort McMurray to even up the best-of-seven AJHL...

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Brooks Bandits Advance to AJHL Enerflex Cup Finals
The Brooks Bandits have advanced to the AJHL Enerflex Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Bandits posted a 3-0 win over the Olds Grizzlys on Tuesday...

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Barons Make Big Comeback
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons gained some ground on the Spruce Grove Saints with a late 3-2 victory over the Saints Monday night in Fort McMurray in one of the...

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Bandits Can Capture South Division Title Tonight
The Brooks Bandits hold a 3-0 series lead in the 2012 South Division Final. The Bandits defeated the Grizzlys 4-2 in Olds on Monday night, and will go for a...

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MOB lose to Saints in series opening
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are looking to bounce back and even the series after falling to the Spruce Grove Saints over the weekend, trailing behind 2-0 in the AJHL...

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York stymies Red Wings for 1st NHL win
The Red Wings knew they would face a much tougher version of the Columbus Blue Jackets after Detroit routed them earlier this week at home. They were right, and weren't up...

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Road to the RBC Cup
Follow the 2012 CJHL Playoffs all the way to the RBC Cup in May! Below you will find a nightly recap of the game results for each series, a list...

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Former Kodiak Stollery signs ATO with Lake Eire (AHL)
Merrimack senior captain Karl Stollery became the fourth Merrimack player to sign a pro deal this week after inking an amateur tryout contract with Lake Erie of the American Hockey...

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Saints and Bandits Take 2-0 Lead in Division Finals
The Brooks Bandits and Spruce Grove Saints have taken full advantage of home ice advantage, with two consecutive wins and a 2-0 series lead in the Division Finals. The Saints defeated...

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AJHL Career Lifts Glen to Penn State
Spruce Grove Saints captain David Glen is chasing after his third consecutive Alberta Junior Hockey League Enerflex Cup.The 21-year-old centre was originally called up during the playoffs four seasons ago...

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Saints Win Game One in Dramatic Fashion
The Saints found a way to get it done in Game One with three unanswered third period goals. The Oil Barons opened the scoring with a late first period goal by...

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Brooks Smokes Olds
RJ Reed scored twice and Mark Reners had a goal and two assists as the Brooks Bandits whipped the visiting Olds Grizzlys 7-1 in the opening game of the Alberta...

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AJHL Alumni Capture ACAC Title
Congratulations to nine AJHL Alumni on captuirng the 2012 ACAC Championship as members of the Augustana Vikings! Aucoin, Scott: Brooks Bandits Beirnes, Jeremy: Camrose Kodiaks Bourke, Bradley: St.Albert Steel Bradley, Kenny: Camrose Kodiaks Cornforth, Ryan:...

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The AJHL This Week - March 23
A preview of the AJHL Semi-Finals starting tonight, and a chat with new Drumheller Dragons GM / Head Coach Brian Curran. Listen Now
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Journey More Important than Result for Thibodeau
Sometimes, silence is golden and emphasizes the joy of the journey rather than the end result.Fort McMurray Oil Barons coach and general manager Gord Thibodeau was on the team bus...

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Austin Sevalrud Awarded 2012 RBC Junior A Scholarship
The Alberta Junior Hockey League has selected Austin Sevalrud of the Spruce Grove Saints as the recipient of the 2012 RBC Junior A Scholarship. Sevalrud will receive $1,000 towards his...

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Down to Four in the Race for the Enerflex Cup
It's not North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State and Florida.It's Spruce Grove, Fort McMurray, Brooks and Olds.It's the AJHL's answer the Final Four and starting this weekend, these clubs will start...

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Kodiaks Alum Todd Signs Amateur Try-out Contract
Hamilton Bulldogs and Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced on March 19, 2012 the signing of Jesse Todd to an Amateur Try-Out contract.Todd, 25, played NCAA hockey for the...

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Saints, MOB set to renew their hostilities
This is what every hockey fan in Northern Alberta has been waiting for - the showdown between the top two teams in the AJHL, the Spruce Grove Saints and the...

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In March, North Dakota’s Dell has been unbeatable
With his team trailing top-seeded and forever-loathed Minnesota 3-0 with less than eight minutes to play in the second period of its WCHA Final Five semifinal game last week, North...

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AJHL Announces Schedule for 2012 South Division Final
The Alberta Junior Hockey League has announced the schedule for the 2012 South Division Final between the Brooks Bandits and Olds Grizzlys. The best-of-seven series will begin on Friday, March...

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The AJHL This Week - March 16
Robb catches up with former Camrose Kodiaks' forward Mike Connolly who recently made his NHL debut, while Jeff speaks with Lloydminster Bobcats' Governor Bryan Morrison.Listen Now
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MOB Head to North Finals
It wasn't the high-scoring affair the two teams had shown in previous matchups, but the Fort McMurray Oil Barons squeaked out a 3-1 win over the Sherwood Park Crusaders in...

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Oilers Post Convincing Win in Game Five
The Okotoks Oilers were back home at the lighted Okotoks Centennial Arena on Wednesday for game five of the 2012 AJHL Enerflex playoffs against the Olds Grizzlys. After being cancelled...

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AJHL Alumni Nominated for CCHA Play of the Year
An interactive, online voting contest to determine the CCHA's "Play of the Year" is now available at ccha.com.Fans can watch video clips of the Top 12 Plays of the Year...

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Dragons Hire Brian Curran as GM / Head Coach
The Drumheller Dragons have signed a 5-year contract with Brian Curran as General Manager and Head Coach. Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and eight years of professional head coaching...

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AJHL Announces Schedule for 2012 North Division Final
The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today the schedule for the 2012 North Division Final. The AJHL Semi-Final will feature the defending champion Spruce Grove Saints and the Fort McMurray...

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One Step from Division Finals
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons have a chance to end the Sherwood Park Crusaders' season and advance to the North Division finals against the Spruce Grove Saints if they can...

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Oiler Turk Commits to University of Vermont
The Okotoks Oilers are pleased to announce that Jonathan Turk has committed to the University of Vermont Catamounts.Turk, a 20-year old forward from Calgary has played his entire three-year junior...

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Saints Sweep Thunder With 7-4 Win
The Saints only needed four games to get past the Drayton Valley Thunder in the North Division Semi-Final Series. Josh Lazowski tallied twice including an empty netter to put the...

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Game Canceled: Olds @ Okotoks
Due to a power outage in Okotoks, tonight's AJHL playoff game between the Olds Grizzlys and Okotoks Oilers has been canceled. The game has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, March 14th @...

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Athletic Trainer Kim Sydora Leaving Pontiacs
The Bonnyville Pontiacs would like to announce that trainer Kim Sydora will not be returning next season.nFor the last seven seasons, Kim has played an integral role with the Bonnyville...

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Saints Can Advance to North Division Final Tonight
The Saints knew it would be a different ball game heading into game 3 vs. the Thunder in Drayton Valley therefore they needed a gritty road victory to take a...

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Bandits Complete Sweep of Proud Canucks
Not many people gave the Calgary Canucks a chance in the second round of Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs.Their task was tall, heading into a best-of-seven South Division showdown against...

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Grizzlys Shutout Oilers in Game Four
With the Olds Grizzlys leading this best of seven series 2 games to 1, game 4 of the second round of the 2012 AJHL Enerflex playoffs was a huge game...

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Bouncing Back to Split Games
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons will now look to close out their second round series at the Casman Centre, following a weekend split in Sherwood Park for games three and...

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Lamb Roars Into March
Minnesota-Duluth senior Brady Lamb could not remember the last time he scored two goals in a game.He showed off an easy smile when he joked about a missed opportunity after...

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Brooks Survives Rally, Sends 'Nucks to Brink
Bandits lead best-of-seven AJHL quarter-final series 3-0 Heading into the Alberta Junior Hockey League play-offs, the Calgary Canucks fully knew the offensive capabilities of the Brooks Bandits. And, for the third straight...

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Crusaders Eke Out Victory Over Barons
Matt Tomkins epitomized the hometown hero on Saturday night. The 17-year-old netminder made 44 saves to lead the Sherwood Park Crusaders to a 5-4 win over the Fort McMurray Oil Barons...

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Crusaders Hope to Get Back in Series on Home Ice
The Sherwood Park Crusaders and Spruce Grove Saints will both have new surroundings when the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs resume Saturday. The Crusaders are trailing the Fort McMurray Oil Barons...

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Big, Bad Bears Blast Oilers again
They're scrappy, mean, and they're not going anywhere.For the second night in a row, the Olds Grizzlys swiped their big ol' bear claws in the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs,...

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Oil Barons Down Crusaders
Fort McMurray Oil Barons survived a short-lived scare by the Sherwood Park Crusaders Wednesday night to pull out a 6-3 victory and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven-series. Read More from...

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Henderson Named Hockey Team's CCHA Scholar-Athlete Nominee
The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced the eleven outstanding student-athletes, who have been selected as their team's 2011-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The Alaska Nanooks designee is is junior forward...

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Kunyk Lands Spot CCHA's All-Conference Second Team
Alaska Nanooks' sophomore forward Cody Kunyk was selected to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's All-Conference Second Team as announced Wednesday but the Michigan-based league office.Kunyk led the Blue and Gold...

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Brian Curran Steps Away from Lloydminster Bobcats
The Lloydminster Bobcats are searching for a new head coach. On Thursday afternoon a sombre Brian Curran announced he would no longer coach the Lloydminster Bobcats junior A hockey team. Curran was...

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Saints Silence Thunder in Opener of AJHL Division Semifinal
If there were any spots of rust lingering on the Spruce Grove Saints, they vanished by the midway point of the second period on Tuesday. The Saints, who earned a first-round...

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Grizzlys Claw Back to Stun Okotoks
In front of a rowdy for a Tuesday-night Centennial Arena crowd, the Okotoks Oilers had a glorious opportunity to set the tone in the second round of the Alberta Junior...

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Wolff Released from Dragons
The Drumheller Dragons wish to announce that Barry Wolff will no longer be carrying on his duties as the Interim-Head Coach and General Manager of the Hockey Club. The Dragons would...

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AJHL Hands Out the Hardware
AJHL President Craig T. Cripps was in Brooks, AB on March 6th to award the Brooks Banidts with the Dave Duchak Tropy as Regular Season Champions, as well as two...

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Oilers and Grizzlys Set for Battle of Attrition
The Okotoks Oilers' second round playoff series will not be for the faint of heart.Judging by the last two seasons, the best-of-seven Alberta Junior Hockey League South Division semifinal series...

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AJHL Announces All-League and All-Rookie Teams
The Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 2011-2012 Reebok AJHL All-League Teams and CCM AJHL All-Rookie Teams. The selections for each team were selected by the League...

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Avs' Connolly familiar with site of his NHL debut
Mike Connolly hardly could have picked a better place to make his NHL debut.The forward, who skated Sunday on a line with Peter Mueller and Matt Duchene, was called up...

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Emerance Maschmeyer Commits to Harvard University
The Lloydminster Bobcats are pleased to announce that 17 year old goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alberta) is committed to attend and play for Harvard University (NCAA Div. I). The Harvard...

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The AJHL This Week - March 5
Robb & Jeff preview Round 2 and discuss the AJHL All League and Rookie Teams.Listen Here
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AJHL Announces Schedule for Round Two of 2012 AJHL Playoffs
The second round of the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoffs will begin on Tuesday, March 6. All series in Round Two are best-of-seven with the highest ranked seed awarded home...

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Crusaders Win Race with Pontiacs to AJHL’s Second Round
The Sherwood Park Crusaders will play beyond the opening round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs for the first time in three years.The Crusaders beat the Bonnyville Pontiacs 5-1...

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AJHL Announces 2012 Playoff Series: Oil Barons vs. Crusaders
The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today the schedule for the North Division Semi-Final between the Fort McMurray Oil Barons and Sherwood Park Crusaders. The series will begin on March...

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Antsy Bandits Will Have Waited 17 Days for Canucks
With a full 17 days off between games, the Brooks Bandits headed to the big city to accomplish some team bonding. First, it was the Scotiabank Saddledome for a Flames game...

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Crusaders Push Series to Game Five
It's rare for a best-of-five series in the Alberta Junior Hockey League to make it to Game 5, but having been down two games to one, the Sherwood Park Crusaders...

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Saints Start Playoffs Against Drayton Valley
They say playoffs are a whole different season and the Drayton Valley Thunder are proof positive of that. The Thunder disposed of the nationally-ranked Lloydminster Bobcats in three straight games in...

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AJHL Announces 2012 Playoff Series: Saints vs. Thunder
The Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the schedule for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoff Series between Spruce Grove and Drayton Valley. The North Division Semi-Final between...

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AJHL Announces 2012 Playoff Series: Bandits vs. Canucks
March 1st, 2012 - The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today the schedule for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoff Series between the Brooks Bandits and the Calgary Canucks. The...

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AJHL Announces 2012 Playoff Series: Oilers vs. Grizzlys
The Alberta Junior Hockey League today announced the schedule for the 2012 AJHL Enerflex Cup Playoff Series between the South Division's Okotoks Oilers and Olds Grizzlys. The South Division Semi-Final...

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