The Thunder announce the 2023/2024 Exhibition and Regular Season Schedules

The #Thunder’s 2023/2024 Exhibition and Regular season schedules are here!

The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) has released the schedule for the 2023 Exhibition Season and 2023-24 Regular Season.  The 60th anniversary season of the AJHL will debut a new schedule format with the league moving away from divisional play and to a balanced schedule.

All 16 member teams will play each other four times in the regular season plus an additional two games against select opponents at the Annual AJHL Showcase in the new 62-game schedule.  The 2023 Exhibition Season will include 44 games beginning on August 24th, followed by the 2023-24 Regular Season opening on September 15th.

The 2023 AJHL Showcase, hosted by the Calgary Canucks, will be held from September 27th-30th at the Ken Bracko Arena in Max Bell Centre.  A full event schedule, as well as opportunities for local hockey teams, fans and volunteers will be announced on July 17th, 2023.  The annual showcase draws coaches and scouts from each National Hockey League team, the NCAA, Canadian colleges and universities and the Canadian Hockey League.

he 2024 AJHL Playoffs begin on Friday, March 8th with an updated playoff format.  The top fourteen teams will qualify for the 2024 AJHL Playoffs and the top two teams will receive a bye in Round One. Each round will be a best-of-seven series with the first-place team playing the lowest place team.

The 2024 Centennial Cup National Junior A Championship will take place from May 9th -19th, 2024 in Oakville, ON.

The Thunder will open the Exhibition season against the Whitecourt Wolverines with our first home game Tuesday August 29th at 7pm at then Omniplex.

The 2023 Thunder Home Opener is scheduled for Friday September 15th at 7pm against the Brooks Bandits.

Stay tuned for more on the season coming up as well as future events.