2017 RBC Cup Preview: AJHL Brooks Bandits

After finishing fifteen points ahead of the second place Fort McMurray Oil Barons in the 2016 – 2017 Alberta Junior Hockey League regular season, the AJHL Brooks Bandits needed only thirteen games to advance to 2017 Western Canada Cup in Penticton, British Columbia for a chance to earn a berth to the national championships at the 2017 RBC Cup in Cobourg, Ontario.

The Bandits outscored their opponents in Penticton 24 – 6 to capture their first ever Western Canada Cup in franchise history in a 6 – 1 win over the BCHL Chilliwack Chiefs on May 6th.

Brooks Bandits (60gp, 51-5-4, 106 points) AJHL First Overall

Top Producers
2016 – 2017 Regular Season
Tyrell Mappin (56gp, 22g, 68a, 2 SHG)
Oliver Chau (60gp, 35g, 52a, 18 PPG)
Cale Makar (54gp, 24g, 51a, 4 GWG)
Mitchel Benson (41gp, 36W, 3L, 2T, 7SO, 1.73 GAA, 0.929 SV%, 2463 MINS)
Alex Horawski (16gp, 13W, 3L, 2T, 3SO, 1.65 GAA, 0.917 SV%, 907 MINS)

2017 Post – Season
Josh McKechney (13gp, 9g, 14a, 4 GWG)
Parker Foo (13gp, 10g, 10a, 1 PPG)
Cale Makar (13gp, 5g, 13a, 1 PPG)
Mitchel Benson (13gp, 12W, 1W, 4SO, 1.21 GAA, 0.949 SV%, 791 MINS)

College Commitments
Mitchel Benson (G) University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks (2017-18)
Arnaud Vachon (F) Colgate University Raiders (2019-20)
Orca Wiesblatt (F) University of Vermont Catamounts (2018-19)
Oliver Chau (F) UMass Amherst Minutemen (2017-18)
Nick Prkusic (F) Robert Morris University Colonials (2017-18)
Ocean Wiesblatt (F) University of Vermont Catamounts (2018-19)
Josh McKechney (F) Colgate University Raiders (2017-18)
Charlie Marchand (D) Bentley University Falcons (2017-18)
Joe O’Connor (D) Quinnipiac University Bobcats (2017-18)
Cale Makar (D) UMass Amherst Minutemen (2017-18)
Parker Foo (F) Union College Dutchmen (2017-18)

Road to the 2017 RBC Cup
Viterra South Division Division Semi-Final
Olds Grizzlys (4) vs vs Brooks Bandits (1)
Game 1: Olds Grizzlys 0 @ Brooks Bandits 9 (Final)
Game 2: Olds Grizzlys 2 @ Brooks Bandits 7 (Final)
Game 3: Brooks Bandits 9 @ Olds Grizzlys 1 (Final)
Game 4: Brooks Bandits 8 @ Olds Grizzlys 0 (Final)

Viterra South Division Final
Okotoks Oilers (2) vs Brooks Bandits (1)
Game 1: Okotoks Oilers 2 @ Brooks Bandits 9 (Final)
Game 2: Okotoks Oilers 3 @ Brooks Bandits 2 (Final OT)
Game 3: Brooks Bandits 6 @ Okotoks Oilers 2 (Final)
Game 4: Brooks Bandits 3 @ Okotoks Oilers 0 (Final)
Game 5: Okotoks Oilers 2 @ Brooks Bandits 3 Bandits (Final OT)

AJHL Gas Drive Cup Final
Whitecourt Wolverines (2) vs Brooks Bandits (1)
Game 1: Whitecourt Wolverines 1 @ Brooks Bandits 9 (Final)
Game 2: Whitecourt Wolverines 0 @ Brooks Bandits 3 (Final)
Game 3: Brooks Bandits 2 @ Whitecourt Wolverines 3 (Final)
Game 4: Brooks Bandits 4 @ Whitecourt Wolverines 1 (Final)

2017 Western Canada Cup
Game 1: April 29th Brooks Bandits (AJHL) 5 vs Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) 2
Game 2: April 30th Penticton Vees (HOST-BCHL) 3 vs Brooks Bandits (AJHL) 4
Game 3: May 2nd Brooks Bandits (AJHL) 4 vs Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) 1
Game 4: May 3rd Portage Terriers (MJHL) 0 vs Brooks Bandits (AJHL) 5
Western Canada Cup Final: Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) 1 vs Brooks Bandits (AJHL) 6

2017 RBC Cup Schedule
May 13th
3:30 p.m (EST)
Corbas de Terrebonne (LHQJ) vs Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

May 14th
3:30 p.m (EST)
Brooks Bandits (AJHL) vs Penticton Vees (BCHL)

May 16th
3:30 p.m (EST)
Brooks Bandits (AJHL) vs Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)

May 18th
7:30 p.m (EST)
Cobourg Cougars (Host-OJHL) vs Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

May 20th
2:30 p.m (EST)
Semifinal TBD vs TBD

7:30 p.m (EST)
Semifinal TBD vs TBD

May 21st
5:00 p.m (EST)
Championship Semi Final Winner 1 vs Semi Winner 2

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