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AJHL to start regular season on November 13

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October 30, 2020 at 9:02 am - Home, Local News, Local Sports
By Erika Chorostil

The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) has announced that it will begin its regular season in 2 weeks.

The AJHL Board of Governors has approved a regular season start date of Friday, November 13th, 2020.

The League says teams will play within a divisional format composed of a South Division and a North Division. A decision on the Annual AJHL Showcase, season end date, and playoff format will be announced at a later date.

The AJHL opened an exhibition season on October 9th and the exhibition games will continue until November 8th. A complete league schedule for the regular season will be posted on AJHL.ca once finalized.

The AJHL says it is operating under the Government of Alberta’s Junior, Collegiate and University League Guidance, developed to support leagues in returning to play and reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

League officials say the AJHL Regular Season protocols are in alignment with Hockey Canada’s Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines and Hockey Alberta’s Return to Hockey Plan in focusing on the safety and wellbeing of all participants and spectators.

Arena capacity limits, social distancing protocols within the facility, and the ticket sales process will be dictated by the regulations within each community and the respective team. No League Passes will be accepted for entry, including all AJHL and CJHL accreditation until facility capacity limits are significantly increased.

Games will again be broadcast on HockeyTV.com.

The Whitecourt Wolverines will wrap up their exhibition games next weekend by taking on the Drayton Valley Thunder. They will play in Drayton Valley on November 6th and then in Whitecourt on November 7th.

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