APRIL 4, 2023 (BROOKS, AB) – The Brooks Bandits will face the Blackfalds Bulldogs in the 2023 AJHL South Division Final.
The series opens this weekend in Brooks, with Game 1 scheduled for Friday, April 7th, followed by Game 2 on Saturday, April 8th, both games start at 7:00 pm at the Centennial Regional Arena.
Tickets are on sale at brooksbandits.ca, amd the Bandits Box Office is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call 403-501-0122 for more information.
After clinching home-ice advantage and first-round bye with a 53-5-2 record, the Bandits eliminated the Okotoks Oilers 4 games to 2 in the South Division Semi-Final. The Bulldogs finished second in the South Division with a 39-18-3 record. They defeated the Calgary Canucks 4 games to 1 in the First Round, and then eliminated the Drumheller Dragons 4 games to 3 in the other South Division Semi-Final.
Game 1: Friday, April 7 – Brooks (7:00pm)
Game 2: Saturday, April 8 – Brooks (7:00pm)
Game 3: Tuesday, April 11 – Blackfalds (7:00pm)
Game 4: Wednesday, April 12 – Blackfalds (7:00pm)
*Game 5: Friday, April 14 – Brooks (7:00pm)
*Game 6: Sunday, April 16 – Blackfalds (5:00pm)
*Game 7: Tuesday, April 18 – Brooks (7:00pm)
This is the first ever playoff meeting between the Bandits and Bulldogs. However, the Bandits faced the Calgary Mustangs in the 2007 and 2015 Playoffs before they relocated. This is the first AJHL South Final since 2016 not to feature a Brooks vs Okotoks matchup.