AMHL League Information


The Alberta Men's Hockey League provides a well managed and organized environment for adult recreational hockey teams.

The league strives to provide a safe playing environment by enforcing the Hockey Canada rules in addition to AMHL specific rules.  Refer to the AMHL Rules for more information.


Seasons        The AMHL has a winter season that runs from September to April and a summer season that runs from May to August. 

Divisions The League places teams according to their caliber and therefore, division sizes may vary.  The number of divisions depends on how many teams register and the ability of the teams.

The League will make any reasonable changes by moving teams up or down in divisions. If required, an adjustment will be made to the team's points.

Game Format All games are 1.5 hours with a flood every 2 periods. 

Games consist of 3 20-minute running time periods.

Number of
There are 30 Regular Season Games, starting the first week of September and playoffs are in April.

There are 18 regular season games, starting the first week of May and playoffs are in August.

Playoffs Approximately two thirds of the team will advance to playoffs. Example:

Division Size

# Teams

6 teams

4 advance

8 teams

5 advance

10 teams

7 advance

12 teams

8 advance

All playoff series are "Best of Three".


Location of Arenas

All arenas are within the Edmonton city limits.  Both north and south side locations are used.  All rinks are regulation size.

Days of Play Winter:
The League operates 7 days per week in the evenings on weekdays and throughout the day on weekends.

In summer the league operates in the evenings from Monday to Friday in May and June and Monday to Thursday in July and August.  No games are scheduled on weekends during the summer.

Deposits During registration process for the winter and summer seasons, a deposit of $1000 is required to hold the spot for your team.  The deposit will be applied to the team fees.

Team Fees For current season fees, please contact league administration.

Fees Include

Regular season and playoff ice.

Qualified referees and timekeepers.  Two referees and one timekeeper are scheduled for each game.

Organized hockey schedule.

Timely posting of regular season and playoff statistics on the AMHL website.

Weekly posting of regular season and playoff statistics at Argyll and KC Twin arenas.  

Team trophies for divisional winners.

Trophies for Lowest Goals Against Average and Most Points for each division.


 Refunds League Administration sets the team season fees.  Each Team Representative is responsible for collecting fees from the players and submitting the team fees to League Administration.  The League does not accept payment of fees from individual players.  Any arrangements regarding player refunds are the responsibility of the Team Representative.

Payments, including deposits, submitted to League Administration on behalf of a Team are generally non-refundable.  However, refunds may be given only under special circumstances which are subject to the discretion of League Administration on a case by case basis.

Insurance Team fees include player liability and accident insurance through CARHA.

Player Eligibility         Players must be 18 years of age by the first day of the season.



For further league information please contact league administration or refer to the AMHL Rule Book. 


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