I can't say an exact date but once it looks like it will stay cold a while it usually takes about a month. Most years its a week or two before christmas so we look to be right on schedule this year. This is for spruce grove anyway not sure about edmonton.
I am totally imagining how awkward and hilarious a HFboards hockey meet-up would be. You'd get people ranging from 14 to 60, some trying to use internet memes, a whole lot of "IMHO", and a lot of debate regarding goals.