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News for March 2013
Saints Take 2-0 Series Lead; Bandits Ties Series 1-1
Kevin Lacroix scored the winning goal 3:25 into the second period as the Spruce Grove Saints beat the Whitecourt Wolverines 5-1 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Alberta...

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Oilers Beat Bandits in Triple Overtime
The Okotoks Oilers will hope that they will be able to generate significant momentum from their 5-4 win over the Brooks Bandits on Friday night. Greg Lamoureux of Calgary scored at...

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Saints Put Last Year’s Disappointing Division Final Behind Them
There might be added incentive for the Spruce Grove Saints night when they face the Whitecourt Wolverines on Thursday, but they’re not admitting it. It’s Round 3 of the Alberta Junior...

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Wolverines A Screaming Success in Whitecourt
OK, who saw this coming? Last year, the Whitecourt Wolverines played out of St. Albert and, boy, were they awful. They finished dead last in the Alberta Junior Hockey League standings...

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Milnthorp Commits to Marian University
The Grande Prairie Storm are pleased to announce that 20 year old Scott Milnthorp has committed to Marian University in Wisconsin for the 2013-14 season. Milnthorp, a 1992-born, 5’11”, 180 pound...

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The AJHL This Week - March 28
Jeff Henson and Robb Hunter deliver a preview of the League Semi-Finals: Listen Now
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Dakota Mason Commits to Plattsburgh State University
The Brooks Bandits are proud to announce that 20 year old Forward Dakota Mason has committed to play at Plattsburgh State University, beginning in the fall of 2013.  Located in...

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Fostvelt To Be A RIT Tiger Next Season
Dustin Fostvelt has committed to the Rochester Institute of Technology to play for the Tigers in the upcoming 2013-2014 season.  The 20 year old, 3rd year defenseman has had an...

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Jamieson Commits to Marian University
The Drumheller Dragons are pleased to announce that 20 year old forward Brodie Jamieson has committed to Marian University for the 2013-14 season. Jamieson, a 1992-born, 5’10”, 180 pound forward from...

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Brooks Bandits and Okotoks Oilers Battle for South Division Title
The Brooks Bandits and Okotoks Oilers will open the South Division Final in Brooks, Alberta on Friday, March 29th.  The South Division Champion will advance to the League Final and...

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Saints and Wolverines Meet in 2013 North Division Final
The Spruce Grove Saints and Whitecourt Wolverines will compete for the North Division title in the 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs beginning on Thursday, March 28th in Spruce Grove.  The...

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21 AJHL Alumni and 24 CJHL Alumni Capture ACAC Title
The NAIT Ooks men’s hockey team won the 2013 ACAC Championship on Saturday night with a roster that included 24 CJHL alumni.  The best-of-five series between the NAIT Ooks and...

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Crusaders Taken Down by Saints
Dylan Richard’s unassisted goal in the third period capped the Spruce Grove Saints’ 4-0 victory over Sherwood Park on Friday, eliminating the Crusaders from the Alberta Junior Hockey League North...

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The AJHL This Week - March 22nd
On The AJHL This Week, Jeff Henson chats with Gino dePaoli about the unveiling of the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup trophy, and co-host Robb Hunter interviews Okotoks Oilers...

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Alumni Corban Knight named to Top 10 List for Hobey Baker
While the Oilers await their opponent for the AJHL South Final, a familiar name and former Okotoks Oiler, Corban Knight (High River, AB), has advanced to the next round of...

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Hockey Staff Hirings Highlighted by Return of Kyle Tapp
With spring camp just over two weeks away, head coach and general manager Garry VanHereweghe announced his hockey staff for the upcoming Jr. ‘A’ Bobcats 2013-14 season on Thursday afternoon. The...

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Gracel Tabbed Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass junior forward Branden Gracel (Calgary, Alberta/ Fort McMurray (AJHL)) has been named a 2012-13 Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star, it was announced on Thursday night at...

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Spurrell to Attend Minnesota-Duluth
Sammy Spurrell has committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth beginning the 2013-2014 season.  The third year, 20 year old forward has been an outstanding Saint over his three seasons contributing...

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Crusaders Clip Saints’ Wings
It was a crucible for the Cru. The Sherwood Park Crusaders underwent a severe test with their entire season on the line on Wednesday night as they faced elimination in their...

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Edwardh’s Magic, D’Amico’s Stone Wall Lead Okotoks to Sweep
John Edwardh will be in the nightmares of the Camrose Kodiaks. The Okotoks Oilers rookie on Tuesday night scored his fifth goal and third game-winner of the series to give his...

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Western Canada Cup Trophy Unveiled in Calgary
The Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup was unveiled for the first time at a VIP Reception in Calgary, AB on Wednesday evening.  The reception was hosted by the Canadian...

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Saints Score Double OT Winner in Playoff Action vs. Sherwood Park
Devon McAndrews scored at 4:56 of double overtime to lift the Spruce Grove Saints over the Sherwood Park Crusaders 6-5 in Alberta Junior Hockey League North Division semifinal action on...

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Thunder Bid Farewell to Six Teammates
With the season now over players from the Drayton Valley Thunder are packing up and saying goodbye to their home at the Omniplex and while most of the team will...

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Okotoks, Brooks Positioned for Sweeps in Second Round of Pllayoffs
The Okotoks Oilers took awhile to get going in the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs — being pushed to the limit in the opening round by Olds — but now...

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AJHL Alumni and Trojan Rookies Fuel ACAC Title Quest
Ken Babey was discussing his team’s performance Saturday night in the midst of a playoff pressure cooker, when he stopped to make a point. “Remember,” he said. “Fifteen rookies.” With such a...

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Bandits, Oilers and Saints Come off Weekend with Series Lead
Spruce Grove vs. Sherwood Park - The Spruce Grove Saints scored five third period goals to defeat the Sherwood Park Crusaders 9-1 on Sunday night and take a 2-1 lead...

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Eleven CJHL Alumni Claim 2013 CIS University Cup
The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds captured the 2013 University Cup and eleven Canadian Junior Hockey League alumni became CIS National Champions on Sunday evening. The No. 2 seed University...

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Oilers GM / Head Coach Contract Extended
The Okotoks Oilers are pleased to announce the contract extension of GM/Head Coach James Poole for an additional 2 years through the 2014/2015 season, with an option for continuance through...

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Maddison Smiley Awarded Stewy Stewart Memorial Trophy
Maddison Smiley of the Brooks Bandits is the recipient of the 2013 Stewy Stewart Memorial Trophy.  AJHL Commissioner Ryan Bartoshyk presented Smiley with the Stewy Stewart Memorial Trophy prior to...

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Mike Tadjdeh Named ACAC Rookie of the Year
Mike Tadjdeh’s rookie cap is suddenly rife with feathers. Tadjdeh, a freshman goaltender with the SAIT Trojans, has earned the biggest honour of his collegiate career yet — as the Alberta...

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The AJHL This Week - Second Round Preview
Robb and Jeff preview the second round of the AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs. Listen Here
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Saints Even Up North Division Series With Win Over Crusaders
Doug Morris scored the winning goal four minutes into the second period as the Spruce Grove Saints defeated the Sherwood Park Crusaders 3-1 to tie the Alberta Junior Hockey League...

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Drumheller Dragons adopt the Brian Curran Identity
With food, you are what you eat. With hockey, you are what your coach is. And that means the Drumheller Dragons have taken on the Brian Curran Identity — he, the rugged,...

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Tait: Crusaders, Saints ready for AJHL battle
 Let’s call it Tony’s tilt. On Thursday night, the Spruce Grove Saints and the Sherwood Park Crusaders begin the second round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs. Both teams are...

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Crusaders Edge Saints in Series Opener
Garth Wallin and Dillon Massie scored third-period goals as the Sherwood Park Crusaders rallied to edge the Spruce Grove Saints 3-2 in Alberta Junior Hockey League playoff action on Thursday...

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2013 South Division Semi-Final Schedule Set
The 2013 South Division Semi-Finals will commence in Brooks and Okotoks on Friday, March 15th.  The Brooks Bandits will host the Drumheller Dragons, and the Okotoks Oilers will take home...

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AJHL Announces Schedule for 2013 North Division Semi-Finals
The 2013 North Division Semi-Finals will begin on Thursday, March 14th in the AJHL communities of Spruce Grove and Bonnyville.  Two Edmonton area teams will meet as Spruce Grove and...

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Tanner Hicks Commits to Manhattanville College
The Brooks Bandits are proud to announce that 20 year old Defenceman Tanner Hicks has committed to play for Manhattanville College, beginning in the fall of 2013.  Located in Purchase,...

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Saints vs. Crusaders - Round Two Schedule Unveiled
The 2013 North Division Semi-Final will feature the Spruce Grove Saints and the Sherwood Park Crusaders in a best of seven series beginning on Thursday, March 14th at the Grant...

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Pontiacs, Crusaders, Dragons and Kodiaks Advance
Four teams have advanced to Round Two of the 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs after defeating their opening round opponents over the weekend.  However, one series in each Division will...

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The AJHL This Week - March 8th
On this week's show, Robb Hunter speaks with new AJHL Commissioner Ryan Bartoshyk, and Jeff Henson interviews Garry Vanhereweghe about his new role as Head Coach & GM in Lloydminster. Listen...

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Grabbing Early Momentum Key in Series Between Crusaders, Storm
It’s been a tale of two goalies thus far in the AJHL first-round playoff series between the Sherwood Park Crusaders and the Grande Prairie Storm. And because the Crusaders’ Matt Tompkins...

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Eagles Put In Must-Win Situation
The Canmore Eagles will be glad to get back on familiar territory this weekend, and hopefully, it will prove the tonic its needs to turn around a playoff series with...

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Matt Tomkins Wins 2012-2013 Pro Hockey Life Award
Goaltender Matt Tomkins of the Sherwood Park Crusaders is the winner of the 2012-2013 Pro Hockey Life Award.  Tomkins was selected as the Pro Hockey Life Star of the Game...

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Dragons Take Opener from Eagles
The Drumheller Dragons rode two power play goals to a 3-2 victory on home ice over the Canmore Eagles on Wednesday night. In the first Alberta Junior Hockey League playoff game...

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Collins Receives Honourable Mention in CJHL 3 Stars of the Month
Truro Bearcats (MHL) forward Kyle Morrison, West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL) defenceman Josh Monk and Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) goalie Matt Hrynkiw have been named the CJHL 3 Stars for the month...

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Scott Bolland Awarded Gas Drive AJHL Scholarship
Okotoks Oilers defenceman, Scott Bolland, is the first recipient of the Gas Drive AJHL Scholarship.  Gas Drive General Manager Rob Krauss and Oilers Governor Wayne Lauinger presented Bolland with the...

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Pontiacs Battle to A Game One Victory
It took nearly five periods of physical, hard-nosed hockey, but the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs finally put game one of its best-of-five first round series with Drayton Valley to bed,...

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Barons Even Series with 2-1 Win
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons were able to even their series with the Whitecourt Wolverines Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory on the road. Oil Barons head coach Gord Thibodeau...

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AJHL Playoff Challengers Ready to do Battle
Breaking Down the South Division Matches It’s a great time to be a hockey fan in Calgary with playoffs of all age levels going on. In this space, we’re all about...

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Okotoks Oilers Vow to 'Bear' Down
The Okotoks Oilers are looking for a little revenge. Sure, the Oilers finished 30 points ahead of the Olds Grizzlys in the AJHL regular-season standings. But they won’t take it easy on...

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Eagles vs. Dragons Tightly Matched
Only a clerical error stands as the difference between the Canmore Eagles and the Drumheller Dragons. The two Alberta Junior Hockey League rivals, who finished fifth and fourth, respectively, in...

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AJHL Announces 2013 League Award Winners
The Alberta Junior Hockey League, in partnership with The RBC Play Hockey Project, today announced the 2012-2013 League Award Winners.  The award recipients will be presented with their respective trophies...

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The AJHL This Week - Playoff Preview
Join Robb Hunter and Jeff Henson for a special edition of The AJHL This Week - Listen Now to the Playoff Preview.
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Ryan Bartoshyk Named Commissioner of Alberta Junior Hockey League
The Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the appointment of Ryan Bartoshyk as the new League Commissioner.  Bartoshyk has served as the Vice President of Marketing for the...

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Bobcats Name Van Hereweghe as New Head Coach & GM
 It is with immense pride and excitement that the Lloydminster Jr. ‘A’ Bobcats Hockey Association have named Garry Van Hereweghe as the team’s Head Coach and General Manager. Garry has been...

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CJHL Top 20 Weekly Rankings
As most leagues within the CJHL are already into their playoff schedules and the balance of the leagues on the eve of their own playoffs, the CJHL is pleased to...

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Bandits Alumni Leads Williston State to First National Title
Former Brooks Bandit Ian Harvie has captained the Williston State College Tetons hockey team all the way to the school’s first ever National Title in any sport. "He is a great...

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Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week
Danny Smith of the Sherwood Park Crusaders is the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week for the final week of the 2012-2013 regular season.  Smith recorded 5 points in...

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The AJHL This Week - March 1
Robb speaks with Craig Cripps about his time with the league, and Jeff chats with Ryan Papaioannou of the regular season champion Brooks Bandits about their record breaking season.  Listen Here
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2013 AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs Begin March 4th
The 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs will begin on Monday, March 4th in Whitecourt, Alberta.  The remainder of the North Division will kick off the post season with a best-of-five...

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AJHL Announces South Division Schedule for Round One
The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today the South Division schedule for Round One of the 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs.  The best-of-five first round series will begin on Wednesday,...

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Bandits Focus on Playoffs, Let Record Regular Season be for Memory Books Later
Earlier this week, the Brooks Bandits had the opportunity to set an Alberta Junior Hockey League record for regular season wins. Nailed it. They were also chasing an AJHL record for most...

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Brooks Bandits Capture Second Consecutive Regular Season Title
The Brooks Bandits have won the Dave Duchak Trophy as the AJHL Regular Season Champions for the second consecutive season.  The Bandits completed a record breaking regular season with a...

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Alberta Dodge Dealers AJHL Player of the Month
The Alberta Dodge Dealers AJHL Player of the Month for February 2013 is Chris Collins of the Okotoks Oilers.  Collins scored 14 goals, 13 assists and 27 points during 12...

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CJHL Scoring Leaders - February 28
Eight players in the Canadian Junior Hockey League have reached the 100 point mark - see who leads the CJHL in scoring across Canada! View Now
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