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News for April 2014
Western Canada Cup Daily Recap - April 30
Three out of four teams are set for the 2014 Western Canada Cup playoffs following the Yorkton Terriers 4-1 victory over the Coquitlam Express Wednesday evening at Credit Union Place. Coquitlam,...

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Austin Yadlowski to Play for the Mount Royal Cougars
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are pleased to announce that 20 year old defenceman Austin Yadlowski (Edmonton, AB) has committed to attend and play for the Mount Royal Cougars in...

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Five CJHL Players Selected as Finalists for Top Forward Award
CALGARY, Alberta – The Canadian Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2014 CJHL Top Forward Award.  The recipient will be the second CJHL player...

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Grizzlys Are Not Moving; AJHL Team Listens to Ideas...
Grizzlys Are Not Moving; AJHL Team Listens To Ideas For Financial Sustainability Dozens Of Fans & Supporters Turned Out For A Town Hall Meeting Held By The Olds Grizzlys On April...

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Western Canada Cup Daily Recap - April 29
Overtime was the flavour on day four of the Western Canada Cup in Dauphin! Brent Wold grabbed three goals including the winner Tuesday night at the Western Canada Cup as the...

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Saints Defeat Terriers in OT at Western Canada Cup
Spruce Grove Saints (1-2) vs. Yorkton Terriers (1-2) The Saints had their backs against wall this afternoon as they took on the Yorkton Terriers this afternoon. The AJHL champions needed a win...

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McTaggart and McCallum Commit to SAIT
The Grande Prairie Storm are pleased to announce that Jordan McTaggart and Tyson McCallum have committed to the SAIT Trojans for the 2014/2015 season. Head Coach of the Trojans Ken Babey...

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Trey Phillips Selected As Finalist for CJHL Top Defenceman Award
CALGARY, Alberta – Five Canadian Junior Hockey League defenceman have been selected as finalists for the 2014 CJHL Top Defenceman Award.  The award recognizes the most outstanding defenceman in the...

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Pair of Grizzlys Commit to ACAC Schools
The Olds Grizzlys are proud to announce that defensman Taylor Bilyk has committed to the MacEwan Griffins, and goaltender Ethan Jemieff has committed to the SAIT Trojans, both are in...

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Western Canada Cup Daily Recap - April 28
A quiet day Monday at the 2014 WCC with just one game on tap... The Coquitlam Express picked up another victory in their second game of the 2014 Crescent Point Energy...

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Chris Gerrie Named Finalist for CJHL Top Rookie Award
CALGARY, Alberta – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today the finalists for the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award.  This award is presented on a National level and represents...

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Colten Mayor Commits to University of Western Ontario
The Whitecourt Wolverines are proud to announce that Captain Colten Mayor has committed to University of Western Ontario for the 2014/15 season. Mayor, a native of St. Albert, Alberta came to...

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Dragons Celebrate Historic Season at Year End Banquet
After what was an amazing, history making end to the 2013-14 hockey season, the Drumheller Dragons had one more chance to get together to celebrate.  Sunday, April 27 the Dragons...

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Western Canada Cup Daily Recap - April 27
Coquitlam gets into action and two teams have even records after day two at the Western Canada Cup! Fourteen goals were scored Sunday night at Credit Union Place as the Yorkton...

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Saints Lose Heartbreaker, Drop to 0-2 at Western Canada Cup
Spruce Grove Saints (0-2) vs. Coquitlam Express (1-0) Coquitlam got off to a quick start thank to a hard snap shot by Ryan Rosenthal (assists to Adam Rockwood and Marc Biega)...

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Saints Drop Opening Game of WCC
Things didn’t open up so well for the Spruce Grove Saints at the Western Canada Cup on Saturday as they dropped a 4-2 decision to the host Dauphin Kings. The Saints...

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Western Canada Cup Daily Recap - April 26
Lots of great hockey on tap for day one at the WCC. The Dauphin Kings completed the Manitoba sweep Saturday at Credit Union Place, beating the Spruce Grove Saints 4-2 in...

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Spruce Grove Saints Open 2014 Western Canada Cup on Saturday
The Spruce Grove Saints will open the 2014 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup on Saturday, April 26th as they take on the host Dauphin Kings of the MJHL.  The...

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2014 Western Canada Cup Preview
The second annual Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup begins tomorrow and that gives us a chance to preview the five teams at this year’s tournament. We will start with the...

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Storm Alum to Meet in AHL Playoffs
The first round of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Playoffs are set. One series will feature Grande Prairie Storm alumnus’ Carter Rowney, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (affiliate of the Pittsburgh...

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VIDEO: Lifelong Friends Headed to the Western Canada Cup
The Spruce Grove Saints have had quite a season, winning the AJHL Championship. Now, the team is off to the Western Canada Cup. While it’s an incredible experience for teammates...

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The AJHL This Week - April 25, 2014
Jeff Henson chats with Spruce Grove Saints Coach/GM Jason McKee about the club's preparations for the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup.  In the second half of the show, we...

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Hergenhein Signs 3-year Deal to Remain Oil Barons Head Scout
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are pleased to announce that Doug Hergenhein (Calgary, AB) has signed a 3-year contract extension to remain the club’s head scout. “We’ve had a lot of...

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Dauphin, MB Ready to Host the 2014 Western Canada Cup
“Come for the Hockey, Stay for the Party” Dauphin, MB – After over a year of preparation, the Host Committee in Dauphin, Manitoba is putting the finishing touches on the 2014...

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Oil Barons Seeking GM and Head Coach
The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Head Coach and General Manager. Interested candidates should contact Len Clarke, Oil Barons President, at 780-713-5935 or...

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​D'Amico Commits to Alaska Anchorage
The Okotoks Oilers are pleased to announce that Jared D’Amico has accepted a scholarship offer to attend the University of Alaska-Anchorage.  D’Amico, a 20-year old goalie from Chestermere, AB, played three...

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Watch the 2014 Western Canada Cup Live on Fast Hockey
Watch each game of the 2014 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup from Dauphin, MB live on Fast Hockey.  Follow the link below for the next broadcast.            
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'50 Stories of 50 Years' - Presented by Kal-Tire: Al Hamilton
Hockey Pioneers Set AJHL Team on Right Course Part 2 of 2 A hockey league’s history is comprised of two parts, the present and the past. In the second of this two-part...

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Nikolas Koberstein Sets Sights on Alaska for 2015-16
Nikolas Koberstein’s professional hockey ambitions have received another big boost. Just months after he joined Olds Grizzlys in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), the Barrhead teenager has been accepted to...

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Dillon Simpson Signs 3 Year Pact with Edmonton Oilers
Good news from Oilers camp this evening with the announcement that defence prospect Dillon Simpson has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Oil. It’s not a surprising development, with the...

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Bobcats on the Hunt for 2016 RBC Cup
They came, they saw and they left with a good impression. The RBC Cup selection committee was in town Tuesday to check out Lloydminster as a potential host of the Canadian...

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'50 Stories of 50 Years' - Presented by Kal-Tire: Al McDonald
Hockey Pioneers Set AJHL Team on Right Course Part 1 of 2 A hockey league’s history is comprised of two parts, the present and the past. In this two-part series, we look...

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Helgeson Signs NHL contract
In a northern Alberta town with a population of nearly 4,000, it didn’t take long for the news to spread about one of their own. On April 16, 20-year-old Fairview native...

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The AJHL This Week - April 18, 2014
Jeff Henson chats with AJHL Playoff MVP Corey Chorneyko of the Gas Drive Cup Champion Spruce Grove Saints.  Then Robb Hunter speaks with former Bonnyville Pontiacs defenceman Matthew Register, who...

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Jared Van Ree Commits to Mount Royal University
The Calgary Mustangs are pleased to announce 20 year old defenceman and team captain, Jared Van Ree has committed to attend Mount Royal University and play hockey for the Cougars....

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Oil Barons Statement: Head Coach and General Manager Gord Thibodeau
For Immediate Release: ​The Fort McMurray Oil Barons have today relieved Head Coach and General Manager Gord Thibodeau of his duties. The Northern Alberta Athletic Association (NAAA) would like to thank Mr....

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Grizzlys Announce New Business Plan, New President
The governing body of the Olds Grizzlys has announced its approval of a potential business plan for the team that it claims will keep the club on the ice. The team...

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Booster Club Salutes Bracko
Even on a night specifically devoted to celebrating his contributions to Calgary sport, Ken Bracko doesn't like to hog the spotlight. Honoured at the Calgary Booster Club's annual Sportsman of the...

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Spruce Grove Saints Capture 2014 AJHL Gas Drive Cup
The Spruce Grove Saints are the 2014 Alberta Junior Hockey League Champions and winners of the AJHL Gas Drive Cup.  Spruce Grove defeated the Drumheller Dragons 2 - 1 in...

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Saints Hoist Gas Drive Cup in Drumheller
Gas Drive Cup Championship Game #4 Drumheller vs. Spruce Grove (Saints win 4-0) For the first time since 2011 the Spruce Grove Saints are AJHL (Gas Drive Cup) Champions after they...

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CJHL Alumni Bring Home the Hardware in the NCAA
CALGARY, Alberta – This year has been a tremendous year for CJHL alumni in the NCAA. Ten former CJHL players were honoured by the NCAA as 1st and 2nd Team...

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Barry Trotz Named Honourary Co-Chair of Western Canada Cup
Dauphin, MB – The 2014 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup Host Committee is honoured to announce officially that Dauphin native, Barry Trotz, will act as the honourary co-chair of...

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Oiler Clay Commits to SAIT
The Okotoks Oilers are pleased to announce that Ty Clay, a 20-year old forward from Stauffer, AB, will be pursuing his education and furthering his hockey career at SAIT in...

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Saints Push Dragons To The Edge With Win In Game Three
AJHL Gas Drive Cup Finals Game #3 Drumheller vs. Spruce Grove (Saints lead 3-0) The Spruce Grove Saints are just one win away from winning the 2014 Gas Drive Cup after...

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Dragons Set To Host First Ever Title Game
Gas Drive Cup Finals Game #3 preview Spruce Grove @ Drumheller (Saints lead 2-0) The Drumheller Dragons will enter into game three of the AJHL Gas Drive Cup Finals with their...

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Arneson Commits to Grant MacEwan University
The Canmore Eagles are proud to announce that 20-year-old forward Bryan Arneson has committed to Grant MacEwan University of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference for the 2014-15 season. Arneson, a native...

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SWAN Commits to the N.A.I.T. Ooks
Bonnyville PONTIAC fourth year defenseman Redford SWAN has committed to join the NAIT Ooks of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference for the 2014/15 season.  Redford has the record for the...

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Wilkins & Carr Win NCAA Championship
AJHL Alumni Matt Wilkins (Brooks Bandits) and Daniel Carr (St Albert Steel) captured the National Championship at the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four Tournament today as members of Union College. PHILADELPHIA --...

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Saints Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Dragons
Gas Drive Cup Finals Game #2 Spruce Grove Saints vs. Drumheller Dragons (Saints lead 2-0) The Spruce Grove Saints dominated game two, hammering the Drumheller Dragons 6-1 on Saturday night. The Saints...

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Saints Take Game 1 From Dragons
Gas Drive Cup Finals Spruce Grove vs. Drumheller (Game #1 Saints lead 1-0) Two evenly matched teams met up on Friday night in Spruce Grove as the Saints and Dragons opened...

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2014 AJHL Gas Drive Cup Championship Preview
The 2014 AJHL Gas Drive Cup Championship Series begins Friday night in Spruce Grove.  Dragons Head Coach Brian Curran and Saints Head Coach Jason McKee preview the sreies on The...

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Frozen Four: UND Captain Dillon Simpson Follows his Dad
Dillon Simpson helped the 2009-10 Spruce Grove Saints win the Alberta Junior Hockey League championship at age 17. A few months after a trip to the NCAA Frozen Four in his...

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MacTavish Commits to Boston University
The Sherwood Park Crusaders are proud to announce the Sean MacTavish has committed to Boston University of the NCAA Division I Hockey East Conference. Sean has been with the Crusaders programs...

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Connor Mailey a Sun Devil
The Camrose Kodiaks are pleased to announce that Connor Mailey has accepted an offer to attend Arizona State University for the 2014-15 season. "Connor has worked hard to achieve this goal...

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'50 Stories of 50 Years' - Presented by Kal-Tire: Ches Dicks
Ches Dicks: Setting the gold standard for Junior A hockey While it may not seem like a lot of time in other regions of the country, like so many in Fort...

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Calgary Canucks to Hold Sportsmans Dinner and Awards Night
CALGARY CANUCKS JR “ A” HOCKEY CLUB SPORTSMANS DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT SATURDAY APRIL 26, 2014 CALGARY RED AND WHITE CLUB (McMAHON STADIUM) GUEST SPEAKER: DARRYL SITTLER   Doors Open 4:30 PM, Appetizers 5:00 PM,...

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Schedule Announced for AJHL Gas Drive Cup Championship Series
The North Division Champion Spruce Grove Saints and the South Division Champion Drumheller Dragons will meet in the AJHL Gas Drive Cup Championship Series beginning on Friday, April 11th in...

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Knight and Fedun Nominated for AHL Man of the Year
AJHL alumni Corban Knight and Taylor Fedun are candidates for the 2013-2014 AHL Man of the Year Award.  The two were each selected as the team winners of the IOA...

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Saints Come All The Way Back To Beat Oil Barons In Game 7
Spruce Grove vs. Fort McMurray (Saints win 4-3) The Spruce Grove Saints are heading back to the Gas Drive Cup Finals following a 3-2 overtime victory over the Fort McMurray Oil...

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Spencer Kryczka Going to Princeton
When Spencer Kryczka arrived in Camrose five months ago it was a goal to see him go to the next level. Step one complete! Spencer will be attending Princeton University...

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Vandale to NAIT
The Camrose Kodiaks are proud to announce that Luc Vandale has agreed to attend NAIT for the 2014-2015 school/hockey season.  Luc was a dynamic player during his time in Camrose....

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Seven AJHL Players Identified in NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings
NHL Central Scouting released the Final Rankings for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Tuesday morning.  Seven AJHL Players from four different teams were identified in the Final Rankings.  Brandon...

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Saints and Oil Barons To Battle In Game 7
North Finals Game 7 Spruce Grove vs. Fort McMurray (series tied 3-3) It’s what every young hockey player dreams of, playing game seven and scoring that winning goal (usually in overtime). For...

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20 CJHL Players Identified in NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings
CALGARY, Alberta – NHL Central Scouting today released the Final Rankings for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  Twenty CJHL players from four leagues were identified in the Final Rankings, including...

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Mustangs Hold Annual Awards Banquet
The Calgary Mustangs held their annual awards banquet on April 8th, 2014.  Here are this year’s award winners: MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Vincent Paquette ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Phelan Shaw UNSUNG HERO: Jared Van...

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Thirty Four CJHL Alumni to Play in NCAA Championship
The NCAA Frozen Four is set and 34 CJHL alumni will be participating in the NCAA Championship.  On April 10th – 12th, Boston College, the University of Minnesota, Union College...

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Nolan Yaremchuk Commits to MacEwan University
The Drayton Valley Thunder are proud to announce that 20 year old forward Nolan Yaremchuk has committed to MacEwan University for the 2014-2015 season. Yaremchuk was acquired at the January 10th...

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Tanner Clarkson Commits to the University of Alberta Golden Bears
The Drayton Valley Thunder are pleased to announce that 20 year old Tanner Clarkson has committed to University of Alberta Golden Bears who just won their 14th CIS National Championship...

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What It Takes To Be An AJHL Referee
“There’s so much more to it than just three guys on the ice in black and white,” said George McCorry, vice president of officials for the Alberta Junior Hockey League...

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Saints Force Game 7 with Win Over Oil Barons
Fort McMurray vs. Spruce Grove (series tied 3-3) The Spruce Grove Saints and Fort McMurray Oil Barons will play game seven for the second consecutive series in this year’s post season,...

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Oil Barons Try Again To Eliminate Saints
North Finals Game #6 (Oil Barons lead 3-2) Fort McMurray vs. Spruce Grove The Fort McMurray Oil Barons will look to join the Drumheller Dragons in the Gas Drive Cup Finals...

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Saints Stay Alive with Impressive Home Win Against Oil Barons
Spruce Grove vs. Fort McMurray (Oil Barons lead 3-2) The Spruce Grove Saints are still alive in the North Division Finals following a 5-2 victory over the Fort McMurray Oil Barons...

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The AJHL This Week - April 4, 2014
Jeff Henson chats with Serge Lajoie of NAIT about their recruits from the AJHL, and Robb Hunter talks to new Lloydminster Bobcats broadcaster (and former player) Kyle Harris. Listen Now
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Oil Barons Look to Join Dragons in Gas Drive Cup Final
North Division Finals Game #5: Spruce Grove vs. Fort McMurray (Oil Barons lead 3-1) The Spruce Grove Saints will need to find a way to win at home to stay alive...

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Dragons Eliminate Defending RBC Cup Champion Bandits
Brooks vs. Drumheller (Dragons win 4-1) For the first time in franchise history the Drumheller Dragons are off to the AJHL Championship series (Gas Drive Cup) after a 3-2 win in...

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Dragons and Bandits Meet Up in Brooks for Game 5
Game 5 South Division Finals: Drumheller Dragons @ Brooks Bandits (Dragons lead 3-1) The Brooks Bandits kept their playoff hopes alive on Tuesday night with a 3-1 win on the road...

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​Dillon Massie Commits to NAIT Ooks (ACAC)​
The Sherwood Park Crusaders are proud to announce that Captain Dillon Massie has committed to the NAIT Ooks of the ACAC for next season. During Dillon Massie’s ​four​ seasons with the...

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Bryce Van Brabant Makes NHL Debut with Calgary
The Calgary Flames gave AJHL alumnus and former Quinnipiac University forward Bryce Van Brabant his NHL debut on Tuesday night, inserting him into the lineup against the Maple Leafs in...

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'50 Stories of 50 Years' - Presented by Kal-Tire: Ben Scrivens
Ben Scrivens Robb Hunter speaks with AJHL Alumnus and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens about his journey through the AJHL and onto the NHL. Listen Now Story By Gord Montgomery For some hockey players...

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Bandits Stay Alive and Oil Barons Go Up 3-1
Drumheller vs. Brooks (Dragons lead 3-1) The Brooks Bandits found a way to stay alive and force game five in Brooks, as they defeated the Drumheller Dragons 3-1 on Tuesday night. For...

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