Sunday, July 5, 2009

North American Junior League Schedule and Divisional Alignment Part 2 of 3

This is the 2nd part of the Divisional Alignment and the Schedules that have been out already. They are 10 Junior A Leagues across Canada.

British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL)

The BCHL has released their regular season back on June 24 and they will be 17 teams playing this year with the return of the Williams Lake Tiberwolves who were away after an arena dispute that kept them out of the league last year. BCHL'S Regular Season will get underway on September 11.

Divisional Alignment

Costal Conference
Alberni Valley Bulldogs
Burnaby Express
Cowichan Valley Capitals
Langley Cheifs
Nanimo Clippers
Powell River Kings
Surrey Eagles
Victoria Grizzlies

Interior Conference
Merritt Centennials
Penticton Vees
Prince George Spruce Kings
Quesnel Millionares
Salom Arm Silverbacks
Trail Smoke Eaters
Vernon Vipers (Defending League Champions)
Westside Warriors
Williams Lake Timberwolves (Return after a Year Absence)

Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL)

For the AJHL, they will also get underway on September 11 as 16 teams will hope to knock off the league champions Grande Prairie Storm as the pre season will get underway on August 25 as 3 teams the Spruce Groove Saints, Sherwood Park Crusaders and the St. Albert Steel will host 4 team preseason tournaments that will have both AJHL and BCHL Teams playing in them. Also, the league's showcase will take place from October 1-3.

Here's the Division Aliment

North Division
Bonnyville Pontiacs
Drayton Valley Thunder
Ft. Mcmurray Oil Barons
Grande Prairie Storm (Defending League Champions)
Lloydminster Bobcats
Sherwood Park Crusaders
Spruce Groove Saints
St. Albert Steel

South Division
Brooks Bandits
Calgary Canucks
Calgary Royals
Camrose Kodiaks
Canmore Eagles
Drumheller Dragons
Okotoks Oilers
Olds Grizzlies

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL)

Play in the SJHL will get underway on September 18 as all 12 teams will challenge the Humboldt Broncos have been the class of the league winning the SJHL Title the last 3 years in a row and have been to the RBC Cup National Championship game the last 2 years and winning it in 2008. A 58 game schedule will be underway as the divisions remain unchanged.

The Itech Conference is the North while the Sherwood Conference is the South.

Itech Conference (North)
Nipawin Hawks
La Ronge Ice Wolves
Melfort Mustangs
Flin Foln Bombers
Humboldt Broncos (Defending Champions)
Battlefords North Stars

Sherwood Conference (South)
Kindersley Klippers
Melville Millonares
Estevan Bruins
Norte Dame Hounds
Yorkton Terriers
Weyburn Red Wings

Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL)

A new team will be entering the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in the Steinbach Pistons. Them and 11 other teams will be starting their season on September 11 with a 62 game schedule and the ending on Feb. 21 and the Dauphin Kings will be hosting this year's RBC Cup coming up in May.

Addison Division
Winnipeg Saints
Selkirk Steelers
Winkler Flyers
Winnipeg South Blues
Beausejour Blades
Steinbach Pistons (Expansion)

Sherwood Division
Portage Terriers
Dauphin Kings
OCN Blizzard
Wayway Wolverines
Neepawa Natives
Swan Valley Stampeders

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