|Bandits increase lead over Kodiaks|
Brooks Bandits hold an 11 point lead on the second place Camrose Kodiaks going into Alberta Junior Hockey League play this week.
The Bandits won all three games while the Kodiaks were downed 6-2 by the host Drumheller Dragons Saturday evening.
Play last Tuesday had the Bandits maintaining their nine point first place lead over the Camrose Kodiaks.
The Bandits defeated the host Drumheller Dragons 4-1 while the Kodiaks got past the Olds Grizzlys 7-5.
There was no scoring in the first period that had the Bandits out shooting their hosts 21-8. Full Story >
|Fans of Bombers will see good baseball|
World Series champion Duane Ward continues to give back to the sport he loves.
The retired middle relief and closing pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays travels across Canada teaching baseball skills through a Honda Super Camps. He has been doing this for the past five years.
Ward, who was a 1993 all-star, won two World Series championship with Toronto in 1992 and 1993 and was the AL saves leader in 1993, was in Brooks last Wednesday. Full Story >
|Interest is up for Duchess league curling|
The number of curlers in Duchess taking part in league play is up this year.
There are 16 teams participating in open play meaning teams can consist of any combination of people. Play runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, said league executive member Vicki Steidel.
Only one draw (7 p.m.)takes place on Monday and Tuesday evenings while there are draws at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Full Story >
|Large crowd attends Bombers’ dinner |
Brooks Bombers first annual sports celebrity dinner and silent auction last Wednesday at the Heritage Inn attracted a large crowd.
The dinner gave baseball fans an opportunity to listen to World Series champions, Gregg Zaun and Duane Ward. Both spent time in their careers with the Toronto Blue Jays.
In addition to the Blue Jays alumnus, baseball fans were introduced to Brooks Bombers team president Jason Thomasen and team vice-president of baseball, Jason Wandler. Full Story >
|Zaun enjoyed his four years with Blue Jays|
A World Series champion with the Florida Marlins and current Sportsnet commentator was in Brooks last week.
Zaun was brought to Brooks as one of two guest speakers at the Bombers’ first annual sports celebrity dinner and silent auction last Wednesday at the Heritage Inn.
He began his major league career with the Baltimore Orioles in 1995 as a catcher and concluded his career with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010. In between, he played for the Toronto Blue Jays from 2004-2008. Full Story >