This is the 1965-66 season of the Alberta Senior League:

This league was formerly the Central Alberta Hockey League.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Drumheller Miners     22- 7-1-45
Edmonton Oil Kings    22- 7-1-45
Red Deer Rustlers            -21
Lacombe Rockets              - 9

Edmonton was a junior team. The others were senior.

Drumheller's arena had burned down before the season. The Miners played their home games @ Hanna.

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

Best of 7

Date Winner Loser Location
February 24 Drumhller 2 Red Deer 1 Hanna
February 27 Red Deer 8 Drumheller 5 Red Deer
March 1 Drumheller 6 Red Deer 4 Hanna
March 3 Drumheller 6 Red Deer 0 Red Deer
March 6 Drumheller 5 Red Deer 3 Hanna

Drumheller Miners beat Red Deer Rustlers 4 wins to 1.

Date Winner Loser Location
February 25 Edmonton 6 Lacombe 5 Lacombe
February 27 Edmonton 10 Lacombe 4 Edmonton
March 1 Edmonton 3 Lacombe 2 Lacombe
March 3 Edmonton 4 Lacombe 2 Edmonton

Edmonton Oil Kings beat Lacombe Rockets 4 wins to none.

The Drumheller Miners, as the only senior team left, were automatically the league's representatives in the Allan Cup playoffs. The Edmonton Oil Kings were waiting to join the Memorial Cup playoffs.

In the meantime the 2 teams agreed to play the league final. They agreed to ease the player eligibilty rules so to give some possible substitutes some playing time.

Final[edit | edit source]

Best of 7

Date Winner Loser Location
March 9 Edmonton 4 Drumheller 2 Hanna
March 11 Edmonton 8 Drumheller 4 Edmonton
March 13 Drumheller 4 Edmonton 3 Edmonton
March 16 Edmonton 4 Drumheller 3 Hanna
March 20 Drumheller 4 Edmonton 1 Hanna
March 22 Drumheller 4 Edmonton 2 Red Deer
March 24 Edmonton 1 Drumheller 1 Hanna

Edmonton Oil Kings and Drumheller Miners tied 3 wins each, 1 tie.

The two teams had to go on in their other playoffs. In fact the Oil Kings were already playing their junior series. The two teams were declared co-champions.

Drumheller Miners advanced to the 1965-66 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs.

Edmonton Oil Kings advanced to the Alberta Junior Final.

Team Photos[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

List of Alberta Senior Playoffs

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