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News for April 2013
Grizzlys Hand Out Annual Awards
Honouring the players for a year of hard work and dedication was the order of the night on April 27 during the Olds Grizzlys annual awards banquet. A total of 11...

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First OT Game at WCC Goes to Bandits on Pilling's Winner
Shane Pilling's goal at 12:56 of overtime clinched a 2-1 win for the Brooks Bandits over the Yorkton Terriers Tuesday afternoon at the Western Canada Cup. OFFICIAL BOXSCORE Brooks led 1-0 for...

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Players Hoping to Catch Scouts' Eyes at Tourney
The Canadian Junior Hockey League's inaugural Crescent Point Western Canada Cup held its first games in Nanaimo on Saturday, and early indications are the tournament is a smorgasbord of talent...

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Bandits Sit 1-1 at Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup
The Nanaimo Clippers allowed the first goal of the game but answered back big time on their way to a 7-2 win when Brooks Bandits forward Anthony Paskaruk was given...

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Pontiacs Promote Rick Swan to Head Coach / GM
The Bonnyville Pontiacs are pleased to announce the promotion of Rick Swan to Head Coach and General Manager. Swan spent the 2012-13 season as the Pontiacs Associate Coach and Assistant General...

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Bandits Set Sights on Western Canada Cup
Exactly a year ago, the Brooks Bandits were watching the Penticton Vees cruise the ice in the South Okanagan Events Centre, celebrating and cheering with the Doyle Cup. It left a...

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Bandits Make Statement with Convincing Win in WCC Opener
The No. 1-ranked team in Canada most of the year, the Brooks Bandits showed they were worthy of the praise with a 4-2 win over the Surrey Eagles in the...

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AJHL’s Leading Scorer Commits to Ottawa
The Whitecourt Wolverines are very proud to announce that Mathieu Guertin has committed to the University of Ottawa Gee Gees hockey program.  The Alberta Junior Hockey League’s leading scorer recorded...

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Storm Re-Sign Bablitz
The Grande Prairie Storm are very pleased to announce they have signed a two year contract extension with Head Coach Blaine Bablitz.  Bablitz enters his 3rd season as the team's...

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Cam Maclise Named Finalist for 2013 CJHL MVP Award
The Canadian Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2013 CJHL MVP award.  The MVP honour will be awarded to the player considered to have...

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The AJHL This Week - April 25th
The AJHL This Week features AJHL Champion and Brooks Bandits Head Coach Ryan Papaioannou, and Nanaimo Clippers Coach and Ex-Grande Prairie Storm bench boss Mike Vandekamp.  Listen Now
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Jones Commits to Red Deer College
The Drayton Valley Thunder are very pleased to announced that forward Doug Jones has committed to the Red Deer College Kings Hockey of the ACAC for next season. Jones, who spent...

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Fragle Signed to Contract Extension
The Sherwood Park Crusaders are entering their 35th season in Sherwood Park and are pleased to announce General Manager/Head Coach Tim Fragle has agreed to a 3 year contract extension...

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CJHL Selects Finalists for Top Goaltender Award
The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today the five finalists for the 2012-2013 Top Goaltender Award. The award will recognize the most outstanding goaltender in the CJHL based on individual...

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Clayton Petrie Commits to Red Deer College
The Calgary Canucks are proud to announce that Clayton Petrie has committed to attend Red Deer College of the ACAC for the 2013-2014 season. Petrie, a 20 year old Red Deer...

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Casey Knight to Attend the University of Toronto
Casey Knight has committed to the University of Toronto to play for the Varsity Blues next season.  Casey played most of his junior career with the Lloydminster Bobcats where he...

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Record-Breaking Bandits Look to Keep Rolling
The Brooks Bandits come to the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup on a mission: Securing a Royal Bank Cup berth. This can be said about every team at the tournament...

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Healey Selected as Finalist for First-Ever CJHL Top Defenceman Award
Five Canadian Junior Hockey League defenceman have been selected as finalists for the 2013 CJHL Top Defenceman Award.  The award will recognize the most outstanding defenceman in the CJHL for...

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3 AJHL Players, 15 CJHL Players in NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings
Fifteen CJHL players were identified in the Final Rankings for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft released today.   Three AJHL players were amongst those listed.  Carson Soucy (Saints) moved from 137th...

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Baxandall Commits to University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Drumheller Dragons are pleased to announce that 20 year old forward Brennan Baxandall has committed to the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the 2013-14 season. Baxandall, a 1992-born, 6’2”, 205...

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Forsyth Commits to U of L
The Grande Prairie Storm are pleased to announce that 20 year old Mike Forsyth has committed to the University of Lethbridge for the 2013-14 season. Forsyth, a 1992-born, 6’1”, 190 pound...

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Tanner MacMaster Named Finalist for CJHL Rookie of the Year
The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today the finalists for the 2013 Rookie of the Year Award.  This will be the first time the award is presented on a national...

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Gracel Tapped as UMass MVP
The UMass hockey program announced its 2012-13 team awards at the squad's annual banquet on Saturday afternoon. Five individuals collected honors, including Branden Gracel who was named team MVP in...

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Video: 2013 Bandits Championship Celebration
Dave Dawson of Shaw TV highlights the Brooks Bandits in their AJHL Gas Drive Cup Championship!  Watch Now!
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Brooks Bandits Win 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Cup
The Brooks Bandits are League Champions for a second consecutive year after capturing the 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Cup tonight with a 6-5 OT victory over the Spruce Grove Saints. ...

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The AJHL This Week - April 19th
Robb Hunter talks about the resignation of Chad Mercier as Head Coach / GM of the Bonnyville Pontiacs, while Jeff Henson chats with Spruce Grove Saints Marketing Manager Travis Ziegler...

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Smiley Awarded 2013 Gas Drive AJHL Playoff MVP
Maddison Smiley of the Brooks Bandits was awarded the 2013 Gas Drive AJHL Playoff MVP Award by former Bandits Governor Byron Smith.  The 19 year-old defenceman recorded 6 goals and...

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Bolland Commits to SAIT
The Okotoks Oilers are pleased to announce that Scott Bolland, from Osoyoos, BC will be pursuing his education and furthering his hockey career at SAIT in Calgary. Scott played his entire...

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Madill Commits to Dalhousie
Drayton Valley Thunder’s  Luke Madill, has recently committed to attending Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, and will be furthering his hockey career as a member of the Dalhousie Tigers Men's...

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Watch the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup Live
The host committee for the 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup announced today that every game throughout the inaugural event will be broadcast live on FASTHockey!  Fans will have...

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Eagles Seek out Young Talent
The Canmore Eagles took another step towards putting together their 2013-2014 roster after hosting last weekend’s spring camp. The camp brought around 135 players from Banff, Canmore and around Alberta and...

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Storm Hold Successful Spring Camp in Fort Saskatchewan
The Grande Prairie Storm held a spring camp over the weekend in Fort Saskatchewan and the result was everything coach and general manager Blaine Bablitz had expected. “Camp was great,” he...

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Moran and Stachiw Commit to Castleton State College
The Olds Grizzlys are pleased to announce that Forward Bart Moran and Defenseman Chris Stachiw will be pursuing their education and furthering their hockey career at Castleton State College, of...

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Chad Mercier Steps Down As Pontiacs GM / Coach
There will be a new head coach behind the bench of the Bonnyville Pontiacs bench when the puck drops on the 2013-14 season.  The Pontiacs hockey club has received the...

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Brandon Clowes Commits to the University of Alabama Huntsville
The Olds Grizzlys are pleased to announce that Forward Brandon Clowes will be pursuing his education and furthering his hockey career at the University of Alabama Huntsville in the WCHA. Brandon...

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Saints Win to Get Back into AJHL Final
At six-foot-two, 205 pounds, Kevin Lacroix of the Spruce Grove Saints usually attracts a crowd as he crashes the opponent’s net. On Monday night at the Grant Fuhr Arena, the big...

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Bandits Take 2-0 AJHL Championship Lead
The Brooks Bandits haven’t been their dominant selves in the past couple of weeks. On Saturday, though, they played the sort of game that led them to the best record in...

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Brooks Not Taking Anything for Granted Despite 2-0 Lead
Maddison Smiley brought the Brooks crowd to its feet several times on the weekend. The 19-year-old defenceman from Airdrie potted the OT winner in Friday’s Alberta Junior Hockey League final lid-lifter...

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Former Barons Captain Wins NCAA Championship
When former Fort McMurray Oil Barons captain Carson Cooper decided to leave junior hockey to attend Yale, he had no idea he’d be a part of a national championship team...

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Two AJHL Alumni Crowned NCAA Div 1 National Champions
The Yale Bulldogs upset the nation's top-ranked team to capture the 2013 NCAA Division I National Championship on Saturday with four CJHL alumni contributing to the success. CJHL alumnus and...

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Bandits Grab First Win Against Saints in League Final
Madison Smiley sent the Bandits home smiling after scoring in double overtime to lift Brooks to a 3-2 win over the Spruce Grove Saints in the Alberta Junior Hockey League...

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The AJHL This Week - April 12th
Jeff Henson previews the AJHL Gas Drive Cup Finals in the first half of this week's show and co-host Robb Hunter talks to Brady Cook about the Matt Cook Foundation...

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Soucy Gets a Taste of Two Sporting Worlds
It’s one thing to play in world championships in back-to-back years. It’s quite another to do it in two different sports. Carson Soucy is halfway to achieving that goal. The 18-year-old Spruce...

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The Heat is on Rowney This Weekend
Former Grande Prairie Storm forward Carter Rowney will be taking another step towards a professional hockey career on Friday, when he suits up for the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat. Rowney,...

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Oilers Edwardh Named CJHL's 1st Star of the Month
Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) forward John Edwardh, Sudbury Nickel Barons (NOJHL) forward Darcy Haines and Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL) goalie Gordy Defiel have been named the CJHL 3 Stars for the month...

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Goaltender Chase Martin Commits to Augustana
The Lloydminster Jr. ‘A' Bobcats are proud to announce that 20 year old goaltender Chase Martin has accepted a scholarship and is committed to play for the University of Alberta...

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Bandits Take 2-0 AJHL Gas Drive Cup Series Lead
The Brooks Bandits and Spruce Grove Saints have captured their respective division titles and will now compete for the 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Cup.  The League Final series will begin...

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Leading Scorer Dustin Lebrun Headed to Red Deer
The Lloydminster Jr. ‘A' Bobcats are proud to announce that 20 year old forward Dustin Lebrun has accepted a scholarship and is committed to play for the Red Deer College...

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Tapp Glad to be Back Behind Bench with ‘Cats
The Bobcats recently announced that Kyle Tapp will step into the assistant coaching role but he also gets the new moniker of assistant GM attached to his orange and black...

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Photo Gallery: AJHL Cliffhanger in Okotoks
The Brooks Bandits force a 7th game in their AJHL playoff series with the Okotoks Oilers in overtime Sunday night. View Photo Gallery
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Fredrick Stonewalls Okotoks as Brooks Advances to AJHL Final
For all the firepower the Brooks Bandits have demonstrated this season, it was their goalie Michael Fredrick who stole the show in Game 7 of their epic series with the...

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MVP Maclise Saves Bandits’ Season With OT Winner in Okotoks
t’s what MVPs do. Cam Maclise corralled a rebound and slid the puck through the legs of Okotoks Oilers goalie Jared D’Amico at 2:49 of overtime to save the Brooks Bandits’...

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Season Over for Wolverines
The Whitecourt Wolverines 2012-13 season is over. The team went into the AJHL North Division finals Game 5 down in the series 3-1 against the Spruce Grove Saints, leading the series...

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Oilers Lead Bandits 3-2 in South Division Final
The Okotoks Oilers took a 3-2 series lead with a 5-3 comeback win on Friday night in Brooks.  Mitch Collett scored the game winning goal at the 11:44 mark of...

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Saints Win AJHL North Division Title
The Spruce Grove Saints are the 2013 AJHL North Division Champions and have advanced to the League Final for the fourth time in five years.  The Saints eliminated the Whitecourt Wolverines...

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The AJHL This Week - April 5th
Robb Hunter chats with AJHL alumnus and current Yale Bulldog Carson Cooper, while Jeff Henson looks ahead to the upcoming Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup with Nanaimo Clippers broadcaster...

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24-hour Hockey Game Keeps Alive the Memory of Matt Cook
For Tammy Coley, the idea of honouring the memory of Matthew Cook was a no-brainer. Coley is the owner of Edge Power Skating and the chairperson of a 24-hour hockey game/fundraiser...

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Brooks Powers Back Into Series With 4-1 Win in Okotoks
Facing the prospect of falling within a game of elimination, the Brooks Bandits took care of business in Game 4, tying their best-of-seven Alberta Junior Hockey League South Division final...

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Captain Mike Marianchuk Commits to ACAC
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are pleased to announce that 20 year old captain Mike Marianchuk (Innisfail, AB)  has committed to attend and play for the Red Deer College Kings...

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Wolverines Rally to Edge Saints in North Division Final Series
Matthew Abt scored with 2:18 left in the game to give the Whitecourt Wolverines renewed hope in the Alberta Junior Hockey League North Division final series with a 4-3 victory...

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Okotoks Mayor Has Friendly Bets Over Oilers' Success
Okotoks Mayor Bill Robertson has more riding on the Okotoks Oilers - Brooks Bandits AJHL South Division final series than just Town bragging rights. Robertson has had a friendly bet with...

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Oilers Over Bandits in OT Again
For the second time in a week the Okotoks Oilers defeated the Brooks Bandits in overtime in the Alberta Junior Hockey League's South Division Final. On Monday night at the Pason...

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Oilers Take Semifinal Swing Game
The Okotoks Oilers’ Mr. Playoff just keeps adding to his legend. Oiler rookie John Edwardh scored his sixth game-winning goal of the postseason 6:29 into overtime to give his club a...

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Matthews Commits to SAIT
The Grande Prairie Storm are pleased to announce that 20 year old Ryan Matthews has committed to SAIT in Calgary for the 2013-14 season. Matthews, a 1992-born, 5’11”, 165 pound forward...

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Bandits, Oilers Involved in Tough Series
Brooks Bandits and Okotoks Oilers will need at least five games to determine who wins the AJHL South Division championship. Game five will be played in Brooks Friday at 7 p.m....

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