About the Titans and the AJFHL

Who are the Calgary Titans and what is the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League?

  • The Calgary Titans is a Junior “A” team playing its 4th year in the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League (“AJFHL”)
  • The AJFHL is in its 5th full year of operation and was established to provide an opportunity for young female hockey players who are between the ages of 18-22 years so that they can continue playing hockey at a high, competitive level after their final minor league year playing midget hockey
  • Prior to the formation of the AJFHL, options available to competitive junior age players were limited to college or university level hockey or senior women’s leagues
  • The AJFHL was initially formed for the 2009-2010 season in the Edmonton area and consisted of 7 teams: Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Irma, Spruce Grove, Red Deer, Wainwright and Edmonton
  • Due to the success of the AJFHL in its first year of operation, a new Southern Division was formed for the 2010-2011 season consisting of four teams, namely:  two newly formed teams from Calgary and Cremona, and teams from Central Alberta (Red Deer area) and Lethbridge
  • One new team was added to the South division for the 2011/12 season, the Calgary Warriors
  • During the 2011/12 season the AJFHL had 10 competitive teams playing in it, 5 Northern division teams and 5 Southern division teams
  • The season 2012/13 saw the addition of two more south division teams, the Medicine Hat Hounds and the Banff Bears but Cremona did not participate
  • The total number of teams participating in the AJFHL for the 2012/13 season was 11; 5 in the North and 6 in the south, and that make up and number of teams in the league has not changed for the 2013/14 season
  • The AJFHL and the Titans are governed under the auspices of Hockey Alberta and are independent of Hockey Calgary and Girls Hockey Calgary
  • Games are played in true, high level hockey format consisting of 3, 20 minute stop time periods of hockey with floods between the 1st and 2nd periods
  • The 2013/14 league play will consist of 30 league games plus playoffs
  • Most games are played on weekends and there is some weekend travel and overnight stays involved
  • It is anticipated that there will be a established in the next couple of years or so, a junior division in the Western Shield Championships which will allow for the determination of a Western Canadian junior champion and ultimately, a National level champion
  • The level of play is considered “Junior A” competitive
  • AJFHL teams will be able to compete against US, Eastern Canadian and other Western Canadian Female Junior Teams at a high level of play as well as competing in the Lt. Governor’s Female Junior Hockey Tournament held each year in Manitoba.