Like the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and a handful of games for the North American Hockey League (NAHL) before the League's Blaine Showcase, the Alberta Junior Hockey League will officially unleash the league's new OT Rules which is going to 3-on-3 followed by a shootout if the game is still tied.
In addition to the AJHL, the BCHL revelled new rules last year where you have 5 minutes of 4-on-4 and then another 5 minutes of 3-on-3. Unlike most other leagues around the world, the BCHL still has no shootouts during the regular season and will end games in tie if the 3-on-3 OT Periods ends in a tie.
Alberta Junior Hockey League
Alberta Junior Hockey League OT Format
Here's a look at the AJHL Divisional Alignment and the opening weekend schedule
North Division: Bonnyville Pontiacs, Drayton Valley Thunder, Ft. Mcmurray Oil Barons, Grande Prairie Storm, Lloydminster Bobcats, Sherwood Park Crusaders, Spruce Groove Saints, St. Albert Steel
South Division: Brooks Bandits, Calgary Canucks, Calgary Mustangs, Camrose Kodiaks, Canmore Eagles, Drumheller Dragons, Okotoks Oilers, Olds Grizzlies
Ft. Mcmurray Oil Barons VS. Canmore Eagles 8:00 PM
Drumheller Dragons VS. St. Albert Steel 8:00 PM
Okotoks Oilers VS. Camrose Kodiaks 8:30 PM
Bonnyville Pontiacs VS. Lloydminster Bobcats 8:30 PM
Sherwood Park Crusaders VS. Grande Prairie Storm 8:30 PM
Ft. Mcmurray Oil Barons VS. Calgary Mustangs 3:15 PM
Drayton Valley Thunder VS. St. Albert Steel 8:00 PM
Lloydminster Bobcats VS. Bonnyville Pontiacs 8:00 PM
Olds Grizzlies VS. Canmore Eagles 8:00 PM
Drumheller Dragons VS. Grande Prairie Storm 8:30 PM
Spruce Groove Saints VS. Camrose Kodiaks 8:30 PM
Ft. Mcmurray Oil Barons VS. Sherwood Park Crusaders 3:15 PM
Drayton Valley Thunder VS. Lloydminster Bobcats 3:30 PM
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