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Bandits extend winning streak
Brooks Bandits continue to roll along collecting victories in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
The team has won 14 consecutive games, leads the Fort McMurray Oil Barons by nine points for first place overall and leads the Calgary Canucks and Okotoks Oilers by 17 points for top spot in the South Division.
After disposing of the Camrose Kodiaks at home, the Bandits made sure they were firing on all cylinders against the Calgary Mustangs Friday at the CRA.
The game was special for the Bandits as they honored former goaltender Chad Johnson. The current Calgary Flames goalie brought his parents Terry and Karen onto the ice for a pre-game ceremony that had him being inducted into the SmithGroup Bandits Wall of Fame.
Following the ceremony, which included a video of his time in Brooks, the Bandits went to work. They cruised to a convincing 13-1 win. The last regulation loss was to the same Mustangs on Oct. 15 when they dropped a 3-2 decision in Calgary.  But this time, the game was never in question. All 18 skaters collected points in front of a season high crowd of 1,629 spectators.  Full Story >
Brooks Bandits honour Chad Johnson
Friday was a special night for Chad Johnson, the Brooks Bandits and 1,629 spectators.
The former team goaltender was the first inductee into the new SmithGroup Bandits Wall of Fame. He played for the team in 2003-04 and 2004-05.
Evidence of the current Calgary Flames goaltender’s popularity was displayed when fans lined the length of the Centennial Regional Arena for autographs. Johnson signed them all.
Johnson and his parents Terry and Karen were treated to a video of his time spent with the AJHL’s Bandits before his name was unveiled on the Wall of Fame.  Full Story >
Roadrunners golden at home tournament
Brooks Junior High School senior boys basketball squad had a fantastic home tournament and came away with the gold medals for their efforts this past weekend.
In opening action on Friday afternoon, the Roadrunners squared off against Irvine and posted a convincing 62-25 win.
Vince Torres was named Pita Pit player of the game demonstrating his strong ball control and defensive skills.
Scoring was led by Mawein Madut with 26 points and Min Min Khroma with 10 points. Cayden Anok had a strong game rebounding and added five points. Tucker Leader was a leader on defense with a number of steals and chipping in for six points.   Full Story >
Rockets edge Eagles to claim tournament win
The Rosemary ladies basketball team was involved in a tournament in Bassano the weekend of Jan. 13-14, but with a little bit of a twist.
With the tournament being intermediate and the four grade 12 students writing exams, Rosemary took part as a Junior Varsity team.
Coach Chris Vogt said the intent was to get their grade 10’s lots of playing time, and also getting the grade 11’s more experience as the leaders of the team. Coach Chris Vogt.
Rosemary had two grade 12 players on Friday and one for Saturday’s games.  Full Story >
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