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News for May 2016
2016 AJHL AGM and League Meetings Conclude
The Alberta Junior Hockey League held its Annual League Meetings throughout the week of May 24th, concluding with the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the AJHL Board of Governors on...

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Adam Manah Promoted to Head Coach of Crusaders
The Sherwood Park Crusaders are pleased to announce the promotion of Associate Coach Adam Manah as the team’s new Head Coach. Adam, joined the Crusaders in 2015-16 as the Associate Coach. ...

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Like Father, Like Son
The RBC Cup brings together families who have a passionate love for the game of hockey. Landon Eggen and his father Wayne, have been representing this through their public addressing throughout...

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Garry VanHereweghe Remains With Bobcats Organization
The Lloydminster Bobcats have announced that Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager Garry VanHereweghe will remain with the team in a player personnel role this season. After being an integral part...

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Oil Barons Captain Tyler Dea Selected as 2016 RBC Scholarship Winner
Fort McMurray Oil Barons Team Captain Tyler Dea is the recipient of the 2016 RBC Junior A Scholarship for the Alberta Junior Hockey League.  The RBC National Junior A Scholarship program...

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Murray, Pasichnuk and McMann Named to CJHL Western All-Star Team
Recognizing the top players from the MJHL, SJHL, AJHL and BCHL CALGARY, Alberta - The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today the 2015 - 2016 CJHL Western All-Star Team, which...

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Bobcats Hire New Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager
The Lloydminster Bobcats are pleased to announce the hiring of former Lloydminster Bandit Pipeline AAA Midget Bobcats coach Travis Clayton. Clayton will be a welcome addition as the team’s Assistant...

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CJHL Announces WJAC Directors of Operations
CALGARY, Alberta – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), in partnership with Hockey Canada, announced the hiring of the directors of operations for Canada East and Canada West for the...

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Warriors Capture RBC Cup With Win Over Host Bobcats
LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Matthew Greenfield stopped each and every one of the 48 shots he faced, leading the West Kelowna Warriors to their first RBC Cup championship with a 4-0...

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Bobcats Upset Golden Hawks, Advance to RBC Cup
LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Ryan Chynoweth scored his first two goals of the tournament at the most opportune time, sending the Lloydminster Bobcats to the championship game at the 2016 RBC...

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2016 RBC Cup Award Winners Announced
LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – The 2016 RBC Cup, Canada's 46th National Junior A Championship, held its awards banquet Friday night at the Stockade Convention Centre. The recipients of all six individual...

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Makar Dominates RBC Cup Awards
LLOYDMINSTER, SK – Brooks Bandits defenceman Cale Makar (Calgary, AB) captured three of the six awards handed out at the annual RBC Cup Awards Banquet on Friday night, being named...

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Elliott Peterson Commits to University of Saskatchewan
Whitecourt, AB – The Whitecourt Wolverines are proud to announce that 20-year-old forward Elliott Peterson has committed to the University of Saskatchewan (CIS) beginning in the 2016/2017 season. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan...

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Bandits and Bobcats Advance to RBC Semi-Finals
The Alberta Junior Hockey League will have two teams in the 2016 RBC Cup Semi Finals as the Bandits finished round robin play in 2nd place and the Bobcats in...

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VIDEO: Bandits Cap off RBC Round Robin With Win Over Carleton Place
LLOYDMINSTER, SK (May 19, 2016) – Jeff Malott (Waterdown, ON) and Cale Makar (Calgary, AB) had a pair of goals each, and the Brooks Bandits (3-1) rode a 4-goal first...

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VIDEO: Shaky Start Derails Bobcats Against Trenton
LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Mitch Emerson had two goals and an assist in a four-goal first period, and the Trenton Golden Hawks locked up first place in the preliminary round at...

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Bobcats: A Look Back
Another great look into the history of the Junior A hockey in Lloydminster. This clip is from the 1992-'93 Blazers days. Check back throughout the rest of the RBCCup tournament, currently being...

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Day Six: Bobcats 1 @ Golden Hawks 4
LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Mitch Emerson had two goals and an assist in a four-goal first period, and the Trenton Golden Hawks locked up first place in the preliminary round at...

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Day Six: Bandits 5 @ Canadians 4
LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Cale Makar and Jeff Malott had two goals and an assist apiece, leading the Brooks Bandits past the Carleton Place Canadians 5-4 in the preliminary-round finale for...

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Penguins Recall Thunder Alumnus Kael Mouillierat for NHL Playoffs
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled eight players from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Joining the Penguins are...

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Bandits Look to Take Over Top Seeded Team; Bobcats Need Win
LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. – The only thing the Brooks Bandits and the Lloydminster Bobcats have in common at the 2016 RBC Cup is the number of games played. The former is...

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Erik Pedersen Commits to Michigan Tech
Whitecourt, AB – The Whitecourt Wolverines are proud to announce that 20-year-old forward Erik Pedersen has committed to the Michigan Technological University (NCAA, DIV I) beginning in the 2016/2017 season. The...

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Day Four - Bandits 4 @ Bobcats 3
LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Logan Mick scored the eventual game-winning goal early in the third period, and the Brooks Bandits held off the Lloydminster Bobcats 4-3 on Tuesday night in an...

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Rick Swan Named Finalist for CJHL Coach of the Year Award
CALGARY, Alberta – Six Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) coaches have been selected as finalists for the 2016 CJHL Coach of the Year Award.  The award recognizes the most outstanding...

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Drayton Valley Thunder Name Jesse Dorrans as GM & Head Coach
The Drayton Valley Thunder Junior “A” Hockey Association is pleased to announce that Jesse Dorrans has been named Head Coach and General Manager of the Thunder. Jesse Dorrans comes highly recommend...

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VIDEO: Bobcats Top Canadians in OT Thriller
Kevin Darrar tied the game with 6:37 to go and won it 54 seconds into overtime, giving the host Lloydminster Bobcats a wild 4-3 win over the Carleton Place Canadians...

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Day Three - Bobcats 4 @ Canadians 3 OT
Photo Credit: Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Kevin Darrar tied the game with 6:37 to go and won it 54 seconds into overtime, giving the host Lloydminster Bobcats a...

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49 NCAA Commitments at the 2016 RBC Cup
On May 14th, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL), Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL), Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) and West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL) will start their quest in the chance...

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VIDEO: Bandits Even RBC Record, Downing West Kelowna 5-1
LLOYDMINSTER, SK (May 15, 2016) – 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...

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Day Two - Warriors 1 @ Brooks 5
LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. –Logan Mick had two goals and an assist, helping the Brooks Bandits to their first win of the 2016 RBC Cup, 4-1 over the West Kelowna Warriors on...

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VIDEO: Bandits Drop RBC Opener 3-2 to Trenton
LLOYDMINSTER, SK (May 14, 2016) – The Brooks Bandits (0-1) had two goals disallowed in their RBC Cup opener against the Trenton Golden Hawks (1-0) on Saturday afternoon, losing the...

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Day One - Golden Hawks 3 @ Bandits 2 / Warriors 5 @ Bobcats 2
Photo Credit: Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Kevin Lavoie had two goals, including the third-period game-winner, to help the Trenton Golden Hawks edge the Brooks Bandits 3-2 in the...

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Road to the RBC Cup - Lloydminster Bobcats
The long wait is finally over for the hosts of Canada’s 46th National Junior A Championship By the time the puck drops Saturday to open the 2016 RBC Cup, 716 days...

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Road to the RBC Cup - Brooks Bandits
The 2013 national champions want to add a second RBC Cup to their trophy case The Brooks Bandits had the highest regular-season winning percentage among the five teams competing at the...

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Lloydminster Ready to Welcome RBC Cup
Five teams set to compete for Canada’s National Junior A Championship LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – The excitement has been building as the puck officially drops on the 2016 RBC Cup on Saturday....

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Murray and Makar Win National Awards
CALGARY, Alberta  – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) today announced the winners of five CJHL National Awards.  The CJHL National Awards are awarded each season and recognize individual success...

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The AJHL This Week - 2016 RBC Cup
This week Trevor Redden kicks off the show with Bandits Coach Ryan Papaioannou to discuss the upcoming RBC Cup in Lloydminster.  In the latter half of the show, Robb Hunter...

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Bandits Defenceman Cale Makar Wins CJHL Rookie of the Year
BROOKS, AB (May 12, 2016) – 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...

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Field Set for 2016 RBC Cup
The 2016 RBC Cup will officially kick off on Saturday, May 14th with an afternoon matinee to get the tournament started. Over the course of two days this past weekend, the...

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The Pipeline Show - Gord Thibodeau
Lloydminster Bobcats Coach / GM Gord Thibodeau talks about his team, the 2016 RBC Cup, Fort McMurray, Colton Parayko and more... Listen Now
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Oil Barons’ annual general meeting postponed due to wildfires
Fort McMurray, Alta. (May 11, 2016) – Due to ongoing wildfires and the mandatory evacuation order that remains in effect for Fort McMurray, the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the...

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Brett Radford Commits to College of St. Scholastica
The Canmore Eagles are pleased to announce that forward Brett Radford has committed to play for the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota for the 2016-17 season. Radford, a native...

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Calgary Canucks Name James Poole as Coach and General Manager
The Calgary Canucks Jr. “A” Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Calgary native James Poole has been named Head Coach and General Manager of the Canucks for the 2016-2017...

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Dragons Accepting Applications for Assistant Coach Position
The Drumheller Dragons Jr A Hockey Club invite applicants for the position of Assistant Hockey Coach. As a member of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), the Drumheller Dragons have established...

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Connor Chambers Commits To Wisconsin Stevens Point
The Okotoks Oilers Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce that 21-year old defenceman Connor Chambers has committed to a Division III program with University of Wisconsin Stevens Point...

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Oilers Matt McNair Commits To Adrian College
The Okotoks Oilers Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce that 20-year old forward Matt McNair has committed to a Division III program with Adrian College for the 2016-17...

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Field Set for 2016 RBC Cup in Lloydminster
The 2016 RBC Cup will officially kick off on Saturday, May 14th with an afternoon matinee to get the tournament started. Over the course of two days this past weekend, the...

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James Miller to UNH Wildcats
The Olds Grizzlys announce '98 born defenseman James Miller has committed to the University of New Hampshire Wildcats for the 2017-2018 season. The UNH Wildcats play in one of the...

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​Lodermeier Named to CJHL 2016 All-Academic Champions Team
CALGARY, Alberta – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) is pleased to announce the 2016 CJHL All-Academic Champions Team. The CJHL All-Academic Champions Team Award is a new award the CJHL...

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VIDEO: Bandits Punch Ticket to RBC Cup in Lloydminster
ESTEVAN. SK (May 8, 2016) -- The Brooks Bandits earned a spot in the 2016 RBC Cup national championship tournament on Sunday afternoon, downing the Manitoba Junior Hockey League champion...

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Bandits Fall 6-0 in WCC Championship
ESTEVAN, SK (May 7, 2016) – The Brooks Bandits were shut out for the first time in the 2015-16 campaign on Saturday night, falling 6-0 to the West Kelowna Warriors...

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Bandits Dominate at WCC Awards
ESTEVAN, SK (May 6, 2016) – After making Western Canada Cup history as the tournament’s first-ever 4-0 team, the Brooks Bandits were called to the podium more than any other...

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Wolverines Announce Hiring of Mike Mueller as Associate Coach
Whitecourt, AB – The Whitecourt Wolverines are pleased to announce the addition of Mike Mueller as an Associate Coach. Mueller spent the last three seasons as Head Coach and General Manger...

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Brooks Two Chances at National Tournament
For the past two seasons, the Alberta Junior Hockey League hasn't had a representative at the Royal Bank Cup. This year they have a chance for two. With a convincing 9-3 victory...

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Eagle's Doucette Commits to the U of C
The Canmore Eagles are pleased to announce that defenceman Braiden Doucette will be attending the University of Calgary and playing hockey for the Calgary Dinos of the CIS for the...

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VIDEO: Bandits Down Estevan 6-4, Finish WCC Round Robin Undefeated
ESTEVAN, SK (May 5, 2016) – 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,...

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VIDEO: Bandits Clinch First in WCC Round Robin
ESTEVAN, SK (May 4, 2016) – 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...

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Weich Commits to SAIT Trojans for 2016-17 Season
The Okotoks Oilers Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is proud to announce that 20-year old defenseman Drew Weich has committed to the S.A.I.T. Trojans, members of ACAC, for the 2016-17 season. Drew’s...

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Calgary Product Makar Powers Brooks Bandits
Hockey in May is far from a guarantee. No one needs to tell Cale Makar, a defenceman with the Brooks Bandits, Alberta’s final competitive hockey club still playing this spring. “I saw...

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Donate to Red Cross to Help AJHL Community of Fort McMurray
The Alberta Junior Hockey League is encouraging all Albertans to donate to the Red Cross in support of the AJHL community of Fort McMurray. The devastation and tragedy of the...

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Alex Leclerc Commits to Colorado College
Lloydminster Bobcats goaltender Alex Leclerc has committed to Colorado College, a Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) program. Leclerc registered a franchise record 31 wins in 44 appearances in the...

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VIDEO: Bandits Stay Perfect at WCC with 3-0 Win Over Melfort
ESTEVAN, SK (May 2, 2016) – 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...

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Tim Fragle Resigns as GM and Head Coach
The Sherwood Park Crusaders Hockey Club announced today, May 1, 2016, that Head Coach and General Manager Tim Fragle has resigned from his position with the hockey team. The Sherwood Park...

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Bandits Earn 4-2 Win Over BCHL at Western Canada Cup
One up, one down. The Brooks Bandits kicked off the Western Canada Cup with a 4-2 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors on Sunday. Jesse Baird gave the AJHL champions an early...

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VIDEO: Bandits overcome 13 PKs, beat West Kelowna 4-2 in WCC opener
ESTEVAN, SK (May 1, 2016) – 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...

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Watch the Brooks Bandits at the 2016 WCC on FASTHockey
With the crowning of champions in all 4 western Junior A leagues complete, the schedule for the Brooks Bandits at the upcoming Western Canada Cup in Estevan, Saskatchewan has been...

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