After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, are returning in 2022.
A total of 32 provincial champions will be crowned during March and April. Host locations for the 29 weekend championship tournaments were announced December 17. The final three provincial champions will be determined through league playoffs.
The 2022 Provincial Championships will be held:
|Senior AA||April 7-10||
|Junior A||League Playoffs||N/A|
|Junior B||March 31 - April 3||Wainwright|
|Junior Female||League Playoffs||N/A|
|U18 AAA||League Playoffs||N/A|
|U16 AAA||April 7-10||Grande Prairie|
|U18 AA||March 31 - April 3||Calgary|
|U18 Tier 1||March 31 - April 3||Calgary|
|U18 Tier 2||March 31 - April 3||Westlock|
|U18 Tier 3||March 31 - April 3||Brooks|
|U18 Tier 4||March 31 - April 3||Slave Lake|
|U18 Female AAA||March 18-20||Calgary|
|U18 Female AA||March 24-27||Ponoka (Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs)|
|U18 Female A||March 31 - April 3||Sherwood Park|
|U18 Female B||March 31 - April 3||Cold Lake|
|U15 AAA||March 24-27||Fort Saskatchewan|
|U15 AA||March 24-27||Beaumont|
|U15 Tier 1||March 24-27||Canmore|
|U15 Tier 2||March 24-27||Killam/Sedgewick (Battle River MHA)|
|U15 Tier 3||March 24-27||Provost|
|U15 Tier 4||March 24-27||Lacombe|
|U15 Female AA||March 17-20||Okotoks|
|U15 Female A||March 24-27||Lethbridge|
|U15 Female B||March 24-27||Camrose|
|U13 AA||March 31 - April 3||Strathcona|
|U13 Tier 1||March 31 - April 3||Grande Prairie|
|U13 Tier 2||March 31 - April 3||Rocky Mountain House|
|U13 Tier 3||March 31 - April 3||Marwayne/Dewberry|
|U13 Tier 4||March 31 - April 3||Sundre|
|U13 Female A||March 31 - April 3||Picture Butte|
|U13 Female B||March 31 - April 3||VACANT|
For the first time, zone playdowns will not be used to determine the qualifying teams. Rather, participating teams for provincial championship tournaments will be determined through league playoffs.
Most Minor Tiered and Minor Female events will feature eight teams - the host, a wild card and the champions from each division’s respective leagues: Hockey Calgary, Edmonton Federation Hockey League, Central Alberta Hockey League, Northern Alberta Interlock, All Peace Hockey League, North Eastern Alberta Hockey League, Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League, and East Central Female Hockey League.
ATB Financial is returning as the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Provincial Sponsorships.
“We know playing for the championship is every young hockey player’s goal at the start of each season," said Kris Noble, Senior Manager, Sponsorship and Community Investment. "We are excited to be back as the Presenting Sponsor of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships and look forward to making these events a special experience for everyone involved; the players, parents, officials and volunteers."
Hockey Alberta is still accepting applications for the following events: U15 Tier 4, U15 Female A, U13 Tier 4, and U13 Female B. If interested in hosting a 2022 provincial championship tournament, contact Michelle Skilnick, Member Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).