BROOKS, AB (June 20, 2019) ? The defending national champion Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) will begin their 2019-20 home schedule on Friday, September 20th against Drumheller, it was announced today.
The team will play a 58-game schedule, with 28 home games at the Centennial Regional Arena and one at the AJHL Showcase in Camrose.
The year begins with a seven-game preseason slate featuring home games against the Okotoks Oilers twice and the Drumheller Dragons once, sandwiching a three-game trip to the British Columbia Hockey League from August 30th to September 1st, where the Bandits will take on the Penticton Vees twice and Vernon Vipers once.
The regular season begins with back-to-back road games in Drumheller and Camrose on September 13th and 14th, before the team raises its National Junior A Championship banner on the 20th against the Dragons.
The team will play nine home games on Friday nights, eleven on Saturdays, five Wednesday games, and three holiday Monday games.
The holiday games include the team?s now-traditional Thanksgiving Day game on October 14th against Lloydminster, Family Day on February 17th against Camrose, and a newly scheduled Remembrance Day game on November 11th against Olds. All three games will feature free admission for fans under 18 and begin at 4 o?clock.
Of the five Wednesday games, one on October 9th will be the team?s second annual School Day Game, packing thousands of students into the CRA for a noon game against the Calgary Canucks, and a day of mental health education as well. Season ticket holders will be able to request a free ticket to that game and will have specific sections reserved for them, to simplify the seating process.
The other four Wednesday night games will utilize a new start time of 6:30 PM as the Bandits try to make it even easier for local families to come out to mid-week games.
While the final promotional schedule will be released later this summer, the team will bring back all of its popular special nights, including the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, December 7th in support of Scotiabank Smiles for Christmas, the team?s Parents Weekend on December 20th and 21st, a First Responders Night in January, free Skates with the Bandits on the Thanksgiving and Family Day games, and the team?s annual Awards Night when the regular season concludes on February 26th against Drumheller.
Season ticket renewals and new sales will begin tomorrow, Friday June 21st, with online access at tickets.brooksbandits.ca. Adult and senior season ticket prices have been frozen for the sixth consecutive year, at $360 for 18-64 year old fans, and $299 for 65 and older. Youth prices will again be $175 for the season. The team will once again be giving away thousands of dollars worth of major prizes to season ticket holder in exclusive prize draws at every regular season home game.