BROOKS, AB — The Brooks Bandits will open up the 2017 Western Canada Cup on Saturday, April 29th, when they take on the BCHL representative Chilliwack Chiefs at 2:00 PM Pacific, 3:00 PM Mountain.
Their round-robin schedule continues with the host Penticton Vees on the night of Sunday, April 30th at 7 Pacific/8 Mountain, before a day off on Monday, May 1st.
The Bandits then take on the Saskatchewan champion Battlefords North Stars on Tuesday, May 2nd at 2 PM Pacific/3 Mountain, before finishing the round robin portion against the Manitoba champion Portage Terriers on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 Pacific/8 Mountain. Round-robin seedings will then determine who plays in the tournament’s playoff games on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th.
All Bandits games of the tournament will be aired on the team’s broadcast home, Real Country 105.7, with extended pre-game coverage beginning 30 minutes prior to puck drop.
In addition, the Centennial Regional Arena will host viewing parties for all WCC games, with admission free with a donation to the Brooks Food Bank, and the high definition broadcast displayed on the arena video board.
For Bandit fans interested in travelling to Penticton to watch the games, a special reserved section for Bandit fans is accessible. Go to www.valleyfirstTIX.com, click “Purchase Tickets” from the menu at the top of the home page, click “Western Canada Cup” from the options listed, enter “AJHL” for the promo code, and select dates and seats to access that special section.
Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling Laura at 250-493-8337 extension 4, or call toll-free at 1-877-763-2849. Tickets cost $15 for non-Vees round robin games, $25 for Vees round-robin games, and $25 in the playoff rounds.