The lone teams remaining in Senior AAA hockey in Alberta announced their schedule on Tuesday.
Dubbed “The Battle of the Birds”, the Innisfail Eagles will take on the Stony Plain Eagles eight times this winter, with the first matchup set for Stony Plain on Nov. 23.
The first game in Innisfail is set for Nov. 30, with puck drop at 8:15 p.m. Other game dates are Dec. 7 (Stony Plain, 7:30 p.m.), Dec. 21 (Innisfail, 8:15 p.m.), Jan. 11 (Stony Plain, 7:30 p.m.), Jan. 18 (Innisfail, 8:15 p.m.), Jan. 25 (Stony Plain), 7:30 p.m.), and Feb. 1 (Innisfail, 8:15 p.m.).
EAGLES FANS!! The Stony Plain Eagles are back for another season of Senior AAA hockey!
— Stony Plain Eagles (@stonyplaineagl1) October 22, 2019
With the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs, Rosetown Red Wings and Lacombe Generals all leaving the Allan Cup Hockey West, it’s only the pair of Eagles that remain in the Senior AAA loop provincially. Both the Chiefs and the Lacombe group are playing in the Senior AA North Senior Central Hockey League.
The Eagles in Innisfail will carry on a rich tradition of hockey history with another season. They have been in existence for 72 years and last year were finalists at the Allan Cup in Lacombe.
The 2020 Senior AAA National Championship, better known as the Allan Cup will be played in Ontario in Hamilton and Dundas in April.