|Bandits deal for a scoring forward|
Brooks Bandits acquired 1997-born forward Conner Jean (Oakland, MI) from the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) at last Tuesday’s trade deadline.
In exchange, the Bandits send 19-year-old forward Jacob Kamps (Pickering, ON) and future considerations to Pembroke.
Jean, 19, has scored 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 28 games so far for the Lumber Kings, after spending last season with the Waterloo Siskins of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL), where he scored 25 points (8 goals, 17 assists) in 18 regular season games, and added a further 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 18 playoff games, ranking 4th among all players in the GOJHL in playoff goals.
Prior to that, he scored 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 34 games for Kimball Union Academy where he was a teammate of current Bandits Nic Hamre (Ottawa, ON) and Dennis Cesana (Providence, RI).
Kamps, 19, scored 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist) in 16 regular season games with the Bandits after being acquired from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) on Oct. 29. Full Story >
|Chau, Drackett named AJHL Players of Week|
The first Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week for 2017 is Oliver Chau of the Brooks Bandits.
From Dec. 30–Jan. 8, Chau scored eight points (3G, 5A) in three games, and recorded his first AJHL hat trick.
Chau closed out 2016 as the Viterra AJHL Star of the Game on Dec. 31 in a four point game (3G, 1A) and a win over the Olds Grizzlys. He added four assists, including an assist on both game winning goals, in consecutive victories over Olds on Jan. 6 and the Canmore Eagles on Jan. 7.
The 19-year-old has committed to Massachusetts (NCAA Division I). He is second in team scoring with 49 points (23G / 26A) and 5th overall in the AJHL scoring race. Chau leads the AJHL in powerplay goals with 15. Full Story >
|Lady Buffalos earn second place finish|
Brooks Composite High Lady Buffalos came away with a second place finish at their home Prairie Classic basketball tournament this past weekend.
The Lady Buffalos opened play with a 56-45 win over the St. Joseph’s Crusaders Friday afternoon.
St. Joseph’s led the contest for the first half but the Lady Buffalos chipped away at the lead and held a 35-28 cushion at the end of three quarters.
Beating St. Joseph’s had everyone on the team happy considering the Lady Buffalos have not been able to beat them for a while, said coach Michael Heninger. Full Story >
|Special nights planned for weekend games|
Brooks Bandits have two special nights planned for AJHL home games this weekend.
Chad Johnson, one of the Brooks Bandits’ most well-remembered and accomplished alumni will return to Brooks on Friday, Jan. 20 for Chad Johnson Night at the Centennial Regional Arena.
Johnson will return to the city in which he spent his entire junior hockey career and be the first inductee into the team’s new SmithGroup Bandits Wall of Fame. This is a new level of recognition for team alumni and their accomplishments both with the Bandits and afterwards. Full Story >