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Wednesday , 14 April 2021

Bonnyville Pontiacs to get acquainted with rivals Sherwood Park Crusaders

The Bonnyville Pontiacs opponent for the next eight games has been named.

The Yaks will square off against the Sherwood Park Crusaders in the first of eight head-to-head matchups on Friday, March 12 at the RJ Lalonde Arena, as the AJHL announced its cohort groups for games up until April 4.

Bonnyville and Sherwood Park will play home-and-home games for four straight weekends.

After that point, the league will then pause for two weeks before changing the cohort groups and continuing game play in April.

RS
Fri, Mar. 12
7:00P Sherwood Park Crusaders
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Bonnyville Pontiacs
(Viterra AJHL North)
  RJ Lalonde Arena
RS
Sat, Mar. 13
7:00P Bonnyville Pontiacs
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Sherwood Park Crusaders
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Sherwood Park Arena
RS
Fri, Mar. 19
7:00P Bonnyville Pontiacs
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Sherwood Park Crusaders
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Sherwood Park Arena
RS
Sat, Mar. 20
7:00P Sherwood Park Crusaders
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Bonnyville Pontiacs
(Viterra AJHL North)
  RJ Lalonde Arena
RS
Fri, Mar. 26
7:00P Sherwood Park Crusaders
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Bonnyville Pontiacs
(Viterra AJHL North)
  RJ Lalonde Arena
RS
Sat, Mar. 27
7:00P Bonnyville Pontiacs
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Sherwood Park Crusaders
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Sherwood Park Arena
RS
Fri, Apr. 2
7:00P Bonnyville Pontiacs
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Sherwood Park Crusaders
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Sherwood Park Arena
RS
Sat, Apr. 3
7:00P Sherwood Park Crusaders
(Viterra AJHL North)
  Bonnyville Pontiacs
(Viterra AJHL North)
  RJ Lalonde Arena

• Cohort #1 – Calgary Canucks, Okotoks Oilers, Brooks Bandits
• Cohort #2 – Drumheller Dragons, Olds Grizzlys, Camrose Kodiaks
• Cohort #3 – Sherwood Park Crusaders, Bonnyville Pontiacs
• Cohort #4 – Spruce Grove Saints, Fort McMurray Oil Barons
• Cohort #5 – Drayton Valley Thunder, Whitecourt Wolverines, Grande Prairie Storm

The Lloydminster Bobcats and Canmore Eagles will not be participating in the AJHL’s Return to Play.

The AJHL also completed the first round of testing with no positive COVID-19 results across 13 teams and 367 players and staff.

Private PCR testing was provided by DynaLife to all members of the team cohorts after a 7-day isolation period and will be administered again this week before teams practice together for the first time.

The AJHL said they will continue to provide updates on COVID-19 testing results while protecting the privacy of each individual.

If a member of the AJHL cohort – players or staff – test positive for COVID-19 at any point in the season, the team will be required to isolate and suspend all in-person team activities for 14 days.

Enhanced daily screening for all AJHL players and team staff will be monitored through the SureHire Risk Assessment App.

Fans will not be allowed to attend the games, but Pontiacs games can be heard on Lakeland Connect or watched on HockeyTV.

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.