The Alberta Junior Hockey League has released its schedule for the 2013-14 regular season, and perhaps no fans in the province are more excited for the season to get underway than those of the Lloydminster Bobcats.
Under the new direction of veteran AJHL coach Garry VanHereweghe, the team will be ready for scratch and claw Bobcats hockey every night. Leading the way will be third year defenceman and 2012-13 league all-star Grant Baker, who was named as the team’s captain midway through last season. Baker is one of eight ’93-born players eligible to return to the Bobcats, and the final six 20 year olds selected to the roster will surely be hungry to prove that the Bobcats are contenders.
Fans can get their first look at the Bobcats prospects on Thursday, August 22 when fall camp opens in the Centennial Civic Centre. The team’s intrasquad game will take place on Sunday, August 25 at 2:30 PM.
Five exhibition games are scheduled this season, with home games on Monday, August 26 against the Bonnyville Pontiacs, and Thursday, August 29 against the Sherwood Park Crusaders. Road games will be played in Bonnyville on August 27 and Sherwood Park on September 1st, with a neutral-site game in Wainwright on August 30 against the Drumheller Dragons.
The Bobcats will unofficially kick off the hockey season in the border on Thursday, September 5 when Brian Burke and Trevor Linden come to town as the keynote speakers for the team’s annual Evening of Champions dinner fundraiser. Folks interested in attending the evening can visit the ‘Evening of Champions’ page under ‘Events’ on lloydminsterbobcats.ca, or can contact the Bobcats office at 780.871.0900.
As always, the ‘Cats will open their season with a home-and-home series against the rival Bonnyville Pontiacs, hosting the ‘Yaks on Friday, Sept. 6th for home opener before travelling to Bonnyville the following evening. Fans are invited to join the team at 5:30 PM on Friday for season opener festivities! Be sure to ge
Lloydminster will play a 60-game regular season schedule with 29 games at home, 29 games on the road, and two games at the AJHL Showcase Weekend in Spruce Grove on September 27 (Calgary Mustangs) and September 28 (Olds). A tough schedule awaits the team in October, playing two home games against the Southern Division powerhouse clubs Brooks and Okotoks, two road games in Spruce Grove, and two hard-nosed battles against the Bonnyville Pontiacs.
Fans will have nearly a month off from home game action over Christmas, as the team plays their last home game of 2013 on December 11 against Spruce Grove then hit the road for six games before returning home to play host to the Olds Grizzlys on January 10.
Season ticket holders are sure to be in for a treat on January 18th, when Don Cherry, Ron Maclean, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, and the rest of the CBC team roll into town to host the 2014 Scotiabank Hockey Day In Canada. The Bobcats and their season ticket holders will find themselves on national television during Hockey Night In Canada, as they play host to the Sherwood Park Crusaders in the Saturday evening feature game in front of the entire country.
Bonnyville comes to town on Monday, February 17 in Family Day action, starting the first of five home games to close out the regular season. The season will be closed out with five home games in a row, with the season coming to a conclusion with a rubber match on March 1 against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.
Season tickets for the 2013-14 season are still available, but are expecting to sell out prior to home opener on September 6th. Purchasing season tickets is the best and easiest way to guarantees fans have access to the team’s feature on game on Scotiabank Hockey Day In Canada 2014, and ensures fans have an assigned seat to all 29 of the Bobcats’ exciting regular season home game action. Contact our office at 780.871.0900 or email@example.com to reserve tickets, or visit the ‘Tickets’ tab on lloydminsterbobcats.ca.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League, originally founded in 1964 as a five-team league, heads into its 50th season with 16 teams vying for the Gas Drive Cup and, ultimately, the RBC National Championship.
Promotion Schedule – Check the ‘Promotional Events’ page under the 'Schedule & Results' tab for full details
|Friday||Sept. 6||Bonnyville||Bobcat Night, presented by General Fence|
|Saturday||Sept. 14||Calgary Canucks||Student Night|
|Wednesday||Sept. 18||Sherwood Park||Duck Dynasty Night|
|Sunday||Sept. 29||Fort Mcmurray||Skate with the team|
|Friday||Oct. 11||Brooks||Noisemaker Night, presented by The Root|
|Tuesday||Oct. 15||Whitecourt||Toonie Tuesday|
|Friday||Oct. 18||Okotoks||Down with the Oilers|
|Saturday||Oct. 19||Drayton Valley||Unused Ticket Night|
|Friday||Oct. 25||Grande Prairie||Blue Collar Night|
|Saturday||Oct. 26||Grande Prairie||Parent Appreciation Night|
|Thursday||Oct. 31||Bonnyville||Halloween Night|
|Saturday||Nov. 2||Calgary Mustangs||Dollar Days & Movember Kick-Off|
|Friday||Nov. 8||Spruce Grove||Special Guest Night|
|Wednesday||Nov. 13||Sherwood Park||Win-Win Night|
|Wednesday||Nov. 27||Whitecourt||Unused Ticket Night|
|Friday||Nov. 29||Drumheller||The Goat's Movember Night|
|Friday||Dec. 6||Drayton Valley||Traffic Ticket Night|
|Saturday||Dec. 7||Drayton Valley||Lloyd FM's Teddy Bear Toss Night|
|Wednesday||Dec. 11||Spruce Grove||Ugly Christmas Sweater|
|Friday||Jan. 10||Olds||Fill The Bus for the Food Bank (1/2)|
|Saturday||Jan. 11||Whitecourt||Fill The Bus for the Food Bank (2/2)|
|Saturday||Jan. 18||Sherwood Park||CBC Scotiabank Hockey Day In Canada|
|Saturday||Jan. 25||Spruce Grove||Clean Out The Marketing Closet|
|Saturday||Feb. 8||Canmore||Team Autograph Night|
|Monday||Feb. 17||Bonnyville||Tim Hortons Kids Night|
|Friday||Feb. 21||Grande Prairie||Unused Ticket Night|
|Wednesday||Feb. 26||Camrose||Co-op Pink In The Rink Night|
|Friday||Feb. 28||Fort Mcmurray||Volunteer Appreciation Night|
|Saturday||Mar. 1||Fort Mcmurray||Fan Appreciation Night|