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This is the 2018-19 Alberta Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 55th season dating back to its founding in 1964.

Membership Changes[edit | edit source]

  • None for 2018-19 but; the Calgary Mustangs opted to take a one year leave of absence from the league after a failed attempted to move the franchise to Strathmore for 2019-20.[1]

Team[edit | edit source]

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 (Encana Arena) 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)

Standings[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Sherwood Park Crusaders 60 44 14 2 254 159 90
Bonnyville Pontiacs 60 41 15 4 241 145 86
Spruce Grove Saints 60 40 17 3 204 141 83
Fort McMurray Oil Barons 60 32 19 9 200 178 73
Grande Prairie Storm 60 30 26 4 208 215 64
Drayton Valley Thunder 60 24 30 6 155 191 54
Whitecourt Wolverines 60 21 37 2 151 226 44
Lloydminster Bobcats 60 9 49 2 123 276 20

South Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Brooks Bandits 60 57 3 0 334 125 114
Okotoks Oilers 60 39 19 2 251 160 80
Drumheller Dragons 60 37 19 4 228 176 78
Camrose Kodiaks 60 32 21 7 211 189 71
Calgary Mustangs 60 29 22 9 221 192 67
Canmore Eagles 60 30 25 5 233 234 65
Calgary Canucks 60 9 49 2 127 332 20
Olds Grizzlys 60 6 51 3 120 322 15

2019 Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The league announced on September 13, 2017 that the new title sponsor of the League championship will be Inter Pipeline Ltd. and that the playoffs will be renamed the Inter Pipeline AJHL Playoffs and the championship trophy would be renamed the Inter Pipeline Cup.[2]

Format[edit | edit source]

The top seven teams in each division qualifed for the playoffs with the top team in each division receiving a first round bye. The 2nd place team play the 7th place team, the 3rd place play 6th, and 4th place play the 5th place team in best of five series. In the second round the first place team play 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 meet in the best of seven division final. The Viterra AJHL South Division and Viterra AJHL North Division playoff champions met in the best of seven AJHL Inter Pipeline Cup Final.

The playoff winning team advanced to an inter-provincial best-of-seven playoff with the British Columbia Hockey League for the Pacific region spot in the 2019 National Junior A Championship; which was being held in Brooks, Alberta. The series  began in the AJHL team's rink April 26th 2019.[3]

North Division Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

South Division Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

North Division Semifinals[edit | edit source]

South Division Semifinals[edit | edit source]

North Division Final[edit | edit source]

South Division Final[edit | edit source]

Inter Pipeline Cup Final[edit | edit source]

The Brooks Bandits advance to the 2019 Doyle Cup vs the champions of the BCHL playoffs.

2019 AJHL champions Brooks Bandits

References[edit | edit source]

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