Crusaders, Thunder Set to Square Off in Round Two

SHERWOOD PARK, AB: The Sherwood Park Crusaders are set to begin their quest for the first AJHL Championship in franchise history this Friday, as the club takes on the Drayton Valley Thunder in the 2nd round of the AJHL Playoffs.

The Thunder defeated the Bonnyville Pontiacs in 6 games to advance to the 2nd round.

The Crusaders and Thunder squared off six times throughout the regular season, with Sherwood Park capturing all six games by a combined score of 33-12.

The two teams will face off on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th at the Sherwood Park Arena to kick off the 2nd round. Both games will begin at 7:00 pm, with a special pre-game awards ceremony to take place prior to the series’ opening game. Following the two home dates, the Crusaders will take to the road for a pair of games in Drayton Valley on Monday (16th) and Tuesday (17th) night.

All away games will be shown at Average Joe’s Sports Bar (390 Baseline Rd #240, Sherwood Park).

If necessary, the Crusaders will return home for Game #5 (March 20th) and #7 (March 24th). A potential Game #6 would be played in Drayton Valley on March 22nd.

Single-game tickets and playoff packages for the 2nd round of the playoffs are currently available at Please note all tickets purchased in advance throughout the playoffs will be assigned seating. Tickets purchased at the box office will be general admission for select sections throughout the Arena.

Full Schedule:

Friday, March 13 @ Sherwood Park Arena
Saturday, March 14 @ Sherwood Park Arena
Monday, March 16 @ Drayton Valley Omniplex
Tuesday, March 17@ Drayton Valley Omniplex
Friday, March 20*** @ Sherwood Park Arena
Sunday, March 22***@ Drayton Valley Omniplex
Tuesday, March 24*** @ Sherwood Park Arena

*** denotes if necessary