Members of the 1987-88 squad would welcome Brooks breaking their record this weekend
Dr. Tony Gareau remembers well the night the longest winning streak in Alberta Junior Hockey League history ended.
“It was a game against Olds and we played in Three Hills,” said the member of the 1987-88 Calgary Canucks, who won 21 straight games that season.
“We played in this old barn and it was a real defensive game,” he added with a hint of sarcasm. “The final score was 13-12 for Olds and it was an unbelievable game that ended the streak.
“We were just in shock ‘How did we lose that?’ ”
The Calgary sports chiropractor chuckles at the memory, also recalling the state of the rink.
“One of the ends was the wall,” he related. “The goal judge was a guy in a cage on the wall who got up there with a ladder.”
Talk about a busy night.
As the Brooks Bandits close in on that hallowed record — looking to tie the mark with a win in Grande Prairie on Friday which would set up a chance to break the record in Whitecourt on Saturday — don’t expect members of those Calgary Canucks to get together for a toast, ala the 1972 Miami Dolphins, if they fall short.
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