Road to the RBC Cup – Brooks Bandits

The best season in Brooks Bandits history just keeps getting better.

After a record-setting regular season and their second consecutive Alberta Junior Hockey League championship, the Bandits locked up their first-ever trip to the RBC Cup, finishing second at the Western Canada Cup.

“It’s good to finally be there and accomplish that,” Brooks head coach Ryan Papaioannou told the Brooks Bulletin about qualifying for Canada’s National Junior A Championship.

From the time the first puck dropped to begin the 2012-13 season in late September, the Bandits have been in a class of their own, both in Alberta and across Canada.

Winner of its first 20 games – one shy of the AJHL record for consecutive victories – Brooks occupied the top spot on the CJHL Top 20 rankings for the final 22 weeks of the season, and was never lower than No. 2 once the season began.

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