Just like their name suggests, the Brooks Bandits took off running and never looked back in what can only be described as one of the greatest seasons in Canadian Jr. A hockey history.
The Bandits, members of the Alberta Junior League, spent the entire 2018-19 campaign at the top of the Canadian Jr. A League rankings, finishing the regular season with an astounding 57-3-0 record and setting the all-time AJHL marks for wins and points along the way.
With a bye to the second round, Brooks posted a 12-3 playoff record to capture the league title. The Bandits then faced the Prince George Spruce Kings in the Doyle Cup, a best-of-seven series between the BCHL and AJHL champions. The Spruce Kings took the series in six games, giving Brooks their only blemish in an otherwise remarkable season.
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