The Pacific North season kicks off when the East Bay Jawz travel to Powerplay Arena in Ripon, California to take on the hometown Ripon Savage. The 24 game schedule is highlighted by two festivals in Ripon on Jan 22-23 and a season ending festival on March 26-27. While the division lost the Nor Cal Riot franchise during the off-season, they welcomed back a retooled and reorganized Oakland Goodlife. The high powered San Jose Pirates have been the division’s dominant team over the AIHL’s first two seasons. They were league runners up in 2009 and made it to the Conference semi-finals last year where they lost to the eventual champion Huntington Beach Elite. In order to make another run at a championship, they will have a tough run in a always tough Pacific North division.