The Brooks Bandits will take on the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) champion West Kelowna Warriors in the 7:30 PM semi-final at the 2016 RBC Cup on Saturday, May 21st, it was announced by Hockey Canada Thursday night.

The Brooks Bandits (2-1) withstood a late surge by the RBC Cup host Lloydminster Bobcats (1-2) on Tuesday night, as a 4-1 third period lead gave way to a 4-3 nailbiting win, earning Brooks a spot in Saturday’s RBC Cup semifinal round with one game left for the team to play in the round robin stage.

The Brooks Bandits (1-1) recorded their first win of the 2016 RBC Cup, winning their third meeting of this season with the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) champion West Kelowna Warriors (1-1) by a 5-1 score on Sunday night.

Brooks Bandits defenceman Cale Makar (Calgary, AB) has been named the 2015-16 Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Rookie of the Year, it was announced today, as the top first-year player among all 126 teams at the Canadian Junior A level.

The Brooks Bandits earned a spot in the 2016 RBC Cup national championship tournament on Sunday afternoon, downing the Manitoba Junior Hockey League champion Portage Terriers 2-1 in the runner-up game of the Western Canada Cup.

The Brooks Bandits (4-0) became the first team in the history of the Western Canada Cup to start with an undefeated round robin record, downing the host Estevan Bruins (0-4) by a 6-4 final score on Thursday night at Affinity Place.

The Brooks Bandits (3-0) scored the second-most goals in a game in Western Canada Cup history, as the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) champions got by the defending national champion Portage Terriers (2-1-1) of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) by a whopping 9-3 margin on Wednesday night at Affinity Place.

A three-goal first period was all the Brooks Bandits (2-0) needed on Monday night, as the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) champions continued their hot start to the Western Canada Cup with a 3-0 win over the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) champion Melfort Mustangs (0-2) at Affinity Place.

Despite 13 penalty kills, and only 4 power plays in the opening 59 minutes of play, the Brooks Bandits (1-0) took their opening game at the 2016 Western Canada Cup 4-2 over the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) champion West Kelowna Warriors (1-1) on Sunday afternoon.

On Jan. 6, 2016, the first two paragraphs of a Prairie Post story on Foremost-native Garret Hughson, who had just been released from the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfire and been picked up by the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits read like this:

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