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:

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 15:56

Makar nominated for CJHL Rookie of the Year

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Brooks Bandits defenceman Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta.) has been nominated for the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Rookie of the Year award, it was announced April 25.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 05:49

Foo sends Bandits to 2-1 AJHL Final lead

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Parker Foo (Edmonton, AB) scored just 65 seconds into overtime, as the Brooks Bandits took a 2 games to 1 series lead in the 2016 Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) Final with a 2-1 win over the Spruce Grove Saints at the Centennial Regional Arena in Brooks on Monday night.

Thursday, 07 April 2016 10:02

Sweep Complete; Bandits are South AJHL Champions

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The Brooks Bandits completed a four-game sweep of the Camrose Kodiaks with a 5-1 win in Game 4 of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) South Division Final on Tuesday night, capturing the team’s fourth division championship in the last five seasons.

 The Brooks Bandits only scored once early. But then the floodgates opened in Period 2,

Foremost's Garret Hughson tied the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) record for most shutouts in a single post-season, notching his fourth of the playoffs in just his sixth game, as he stopped all 16 shots he faced in a 4-0 Brooks Bandits win over the Camrose Kodiaks in Game 2 of the AJHL South Division Final on Saturday night.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:18

Brooks onto to south final, four named all stars

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The Brooks Bandits will open their defence of their Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) South Division championship at home this coming Friday and Saturday.

The last time Picture Butte High School won the Girls 2A Provincial Basketball Championships none of the current Sugar Queens team was even born yet.
In fact, there’s a good chance a few of their parents aren’t old enough to remember that gold-medal winning squad either.

The Brooks Bandits put the Canmore Eagles on the verge of elimination on Monday night, taking down their playoff opponents 6-2 at the Canmore Recreation Centre to take a 3 games to none lead in their best-of-7 Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) South division semi-final series.

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