Barwick makes 21 saves as Bandits blank Crusaders 5-0 on Saturday

Photo credit: Matt Vossepoel

BROOKS, AB (February 4, 2023) – Ethan Barwick made 21 saves, Brendan Poshak scored twice and the Brooks Bandits blanked the Sherwood Park Crusaders 5-0 at the Centennial Regional Arena on Saturday.

The Bandits (44-5-2) have won three straight games, and went 15-2-1 against the North Division this season.

Free (Calgary, AB) opened the scoring at 14:31, taking a corner pass and beating Crusaders starter Ryan Manzella on a forehand deke to make it 1-0 Brooks.

Poshak (Green Bay, WI) cleaned up a Fink goal line pass at 17:32 to double the Bandits lead to 2-0 in the 2nd period.

Malinoski (Saskatoon, SK) tapped in a Fink pass at 2:18 to increase the lead to 3-0. Then, Poshal hammered a shot past Manzella for his second of the game at 10:29 to make it 4-0. The Bandits sealed the victory at 11:42, as Fink (Calgary, AB) finished off a Dario Beljo (Sudbury, ON) pass on the powerplay to make it 5-0. Shots were 30-14 Brooks.

The Bandits return to the ice on Friday, February 10th, when they visit the Okotoks Oilers at the Centennial Arena. Game time is 7:00 pm.