Bandits GM Not Lulled into False Sense of Security by Eagles Record

Fans of the Brooks Bandits have had enough with twiddling their thumbs over the past few weeks.

Sure, they got to see their beloved Bandits finish up the Alberta Junior Hockey League season with convincing 6-2 and 6-3 wins over the Calgary Canucks and Calgary Mustangs at the Centennial Regional Arena on March 4 and 5.

But the Bandits (49-9-2) clinched top spot in the Viterra AJHL South Division long before that, thus earning them a bye through the first round of the playoffs.

“We’ve got a pretty loyal and boisterous fan base here and I think they’re excited for some meaningful games,” said Bandits coach and general manager Ryan Papaioannou.

Those hockey-starved fans will undoubtedly be out in full force in Brooks on Friday and Saturday when the Bandits host the first two games of their best-of-seven series against the Canmore Eagles, who ousted the Drumheller Dragons from playoff contention in four games in the opening round.

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