Wednesday , 28 July 2021

AJHL regular season is a go–starts Nov. 13

Yaks will play two more exhibition games against the Lloyd Bobcats before the regular season begins.

There will be an Alberta Junior Hockey League regular season.

The AJHL announced on Thursday afternoon that the regular season will begin November 13, after a Board of Governors meeting yesterday.

The league said they will play a divisional format, so the Bonnyville Pontiacs will play games within the North Division against opponents in the Lloydminster Bobcats, Fort McMurray Oil Barons, Whitecourt Wolverines, Grande Prairie Storm, Sherwood Park Crusaders, Spruce Grove Saints, and Drayton Valley Thunder.

Fan capacity, social distancing protocols, and ticket sales are to be determined by the facilities and teams.

However, a full schedule has not yet been released, nor dates for the annual AJHL Showcase, season end date, and playoff format, which will come later.

The Pontiacs finished a series of six exhibition games against the Oil Barons last Saturday, winning two and losing four games, and will play the Lloydminster Bobcats next weekend in a home and home series to wrap up the pre-season.

The Yaks will be on the road Friday, November 6 to play the Bobcats at 7:30pm, before returning home Saturday, November 7 at 7:00pm for the rubber match.

You can listen to every Bonnyville Pontiacs game live on Lakeland Connect.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.