|Bandits holding playoff dinner|
Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke will headline the Brooks Bandits first-ever Playoff Dinner on Tuesday, March 7 at the Centennial Regional Arena.
The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Brooks & District Junior “A” Hockey Association which owns and operates the Bandits. It will be the first major non-hockey event held by the Bandits on the ice surface at the CRA, thanks to the City of Brooks’ newly acquired ice decking.
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|Busy basketball night for area teams |
Basketball games took center stage last Wednesday evening with three league contests.
St. Joseph’s Collegiate Crusaders came away with a 65-51 home victory over the Brooks Composite High senior girls basketball team.
Brooks Composite High senior boys basketball team chalked up another win with a 72-61 victory in make up game against WR Myers of Medicine Hat.
The other game of the evening had the Brooks Composite High Junior Varsity girls dropping a 46-28 decision to the visiting Bassano Broncos.
BCHS JV coach Steven Muir said scoring last night was evenly distributed. Four players had five points apiece and four others contributed as well. Full Story >
|Makar, Chau among AJHL awards finalists|
In partnership with RBC, the Alberta Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016-2017 league awards. The awards include Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Outstanding Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Most Dedicated Player and Coach of the Year.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League’s General Managers and Coaches have selected finalists from each division through the first two phases of voting. The award winners for each of the categories listed below will be determined through a final stage of voting and announced during the last week of the 2016-2017 AJHL regular season. Full Story >
|SJC Crusaders advance in basketball playoffs|
St. Joseph’s Collegiate senior girls team game away with a 65-51 victory at home last Wednesday against the Brooks Composite High Lady Buffalos.
It was a game that decided which team would advance to the playoffs in the tough Medicine Hat 3A basketball league.
SJC has been struggling with injuries and as a result are finishing the year with only seven players.
Assistant coach Thomas Dyck said this game was an outstanding team effort for a full four quarters. It was a great game with SJC going up early and never trailing.
BCHS kept fighting back but the Crusaders were able to hold them at bay. The Crusaders led throughout the game but BCHS closed it to within four points at one point. Full Story >
|Visitors victorious at BCHS JV tournament|
Brooks Composite High played host to a Junior Varsity girls and boys basketball team this past weekend.
The Brooks Lady Buffalos team started the tournament on Friday night against Bassano.
Head coach Steven Muir said the last time these teams played the score was close and this game was no different. The lead changed back and forth all game long, but in the end Bassano was able to hold on for a three point win.
“My girls played their hearts out and I was proud of the effort they put in,” said Muir.
The second game on Friday had Oilfields going up against J Percy Page from Edmonton.
Oilfields, which proved to be the class of the tournament, won the game by double digits. This was the same result in their other two games. Oilfields won the tournament. Full Story >