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 all-AJHL showdown at the 2016 RBC Cup.
The game marked the 13th time since the start of the five-team format in 1990 that two teams from the same league had met at Canada’s National Junior A Championship, and the first time both came from Alberta.
Neither team will see the ice again until Thursday, when the preliminary round comes to a close. Brooks is up first, taking on the Carleton Place Canadians (3:30 p.m. MT), while Lloydminster meets the first-place Trenton Golden Hawks (7:30 p.m. MT).