The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the return of Junior-A Hockey in Saskatchewan with the release of the 2021/22 schedule.
The puck will drop on the 2021/22 SJHL season starting on September 24th and will feature a full 58-game schedule. All 12 of league’s representing teams will be in action for a home and home set on opening weekend.
Regular Season Breakdown
After attempting to utilize a North/South Division split in the cancelled 2020/21 campaign, the SJHL will return to its more familiar three-division format in 2021/22.
The Top-8 teams regardless of where they finish within their division will advance to the SJHL playoffs.
The divisions are comprised as follows:
Flin Flon Bombers
La Ronge Ice Wolves
Global Ag Risk Solutions Division
Battlefords North Stars
Notre Dame Hounds
Weyburn Red Wings
Each team will play their natural rival 10 times throughout the season and every other team within their division eight times. Teams will then faceoff against the remaining eight teams from across the league four times apiece, rounding out the 58-game regular season.
The regular season will conclude on Sunday, March 6th, 2022.
SJHL Playoffs and Beyond
Following the conclusion of the 2021/22 regular season, and the subsequent two rounds of the SJHL Playoffs, the SJHL Championship Finals is slated to begin on Friday, April 8th, 2022.
The SJHL Championship team will then advance to take on the champion representing the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in the ANAVET Cup. The best-of-7 series is scheduled to start on Friday, April 29th, 2022.
After the conclusion of the ANAVET Cup, The SJHL, and more specifically, the Estevan Bruins are proud to host the National Junior-A Championships, better known as the Centennial Cup.
Tournament play is scheduled to begin in Estevan on Friday, May 20th, 2022.
Other Notable Dates
All 12 SJHL teams will have an opportunity at showcasing their skills in front of fans and scouts alike when the SJHL Showcase returns to the Legends Centre in Warman, SK from October 4th to 6th.
Each team will play two regular season games (one home, one away) throughout the three-day hockey filled extravaganza.
Games will be broadcast live on SaskTel and SaskTel Max TV.
After three consecutive and successful years of Saskatchewan hosting the annual all-star event, the SJHL/MJHL Showcase will head across provincial boarders and into Manitoba where the top players representing each league will square off at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg. The event which features two veteran teams and one young guns team from each league will take place on January 25th and 26th, 2022.
After enduring the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year and a half, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is proud and excited to welcome its 12 teams, along with it’s players and fans, back into arenas across the province in 2021/22.
For the full 2021/22 Schedule, click HERE.