AFHL U13 Female teams taking part in 2024 Alberta Winter Games playdowns

RED DEER – Sixteen teams in the AFHL U13 AA division will be taking a break from in–season play to vie for the right to compete at the 2024 Alberta Winter Games in Grande Prairie.

Zones with more than one team will see those clubs face off in a playdown series, with the winning team representing the Zone at the Games, February 16-19. Some Zones (two teams) are playing a best-of-three series, while others (three teams) are playing a round-robin and final game.

Zone Breakdown for Eligible Female U3 AA Teams

Zone 1 – Sunny South Southern Express (Zone rep)
Zone 2 – Big Country Airdrie, Okotoks (best-of-three)
Zone 3 – Calgary Calgary Fire Red, Black, White (round-robin)
Zone 4 – Parkland Camrose, Central Alberta (best-of-three)
Zone 5 – Black Gold/Yellowhead North Central, Sherwood Park, St. Albert (round-robin)
Zone 6 – Edmonton Edmonton Ice Blue, White (best-of-three)
Zone 7 – North Eastern Alberta Lakeland, Lloydminster (best-of-three)
Zone 8 – Peace Country Grande Prairie (Zone rep)

In best-of-three series, Airdrie Lightning visit the Rocky Mountain Raiders on Dec. 3; Edmonton Ice Blue and Edmonton Ice White open on Dec. 4; Camrose Wildcats and the Central Alberta Twins open on Dec. 6; and the undefeated first-place Lloydminster Western Financial Steelers take open with Lakeland Panthers on Dec. 7.

The remaining two zones will see three teams playing a round-robin format, with the top two teams squaring off Dec. 10 in the zone final. North Central Impact and St. Albert Raiders Bolts open the Zone 5 playdown on Dec. 5. Calgary Fire Red and Calgary Fire White drop the puck on Dec. 7 to open the Zone 3 playdown.

The full schedule of games in all zones can be found on the Playoffs tab on the U13AA league website.