Jake Neighbours. Photo courtesy CHL Images.

Jake Neighbours. Photo courtesy CHL Images.

The Alberta Jr. A League is already one of the best Jr. A circuits in Canada, forming a top tier alongside the neighboring BCHL. Now, thanks to delays to the WHL season, the AJHL is seeing an influx of talent from major junior – though not every team is taking advantage.

Officially, the WHL has allowed its players temporary transfers to Jr. A, Jr. B or under-18 teams through mid-December, with WHL training camps expected to open after Christmas. Since the league last played games in March, it’s understandable that its players want to get into game action as soon as possible and the AJHL has been one of the top options so far. That league is already knee-deep in exhibition games and the regular season is slated to start Nov. 13.



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