For the first time in league history, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada will launch the season for the elite Cup Series in Lethbridge. The tour returns to the Alberta city for the third consecutive year Aug. 27-28, 2021, welcoming fans to ENMAX Centre for the fan-attended PBR South Count…
Fans of the Western Canadian Baseball League can now start circling game-day dates on their calendars.
The league officially unveiled its schedule Monday, with the Edmonton Prospects, Lethbridge Bulls, Okotoks Dawgs Black, Okotoks Dawgs Red and the expansion Sylvan Lake Gulls set to take part with all-Canadian rosters.
“We are so excited to be taking this next step in bringing baseball back to our fans,” WCBL president Kevin Kvame said. “Our governors have been working around the clock to get the schedule put together.”
As stated after hearing the news of the Alberta government’s re-opening plans, Opening Day is slated for June 18 with the Bulls hosting Okotoks Black while the Prospects visit Sylvan Lake.
Fans in the Edmonton region will be able to enjoy Prospects games at ballparks in Spruce Grove and Sherwood Park as the team gets its new facility in Spruce Grove ready for the 2022 season. A handful of their home games will also be played in Lethbridge, Okotoks and Sylvan Lake.
The regular season will end on August 15, with the semi-finals slated for August 16-18 and the league championship to be held August 20-22.
The WCBL has several marquee matchups for important dates on the calendar, including Father’s Day, Canada Day, and the August long weekend.
“While we’re starting the season with a limited number of fans, as per the guidance of health officials, we’re hopeful to increase capacity as the season progresses,” Kvame added. “We’ll be exercising diligence throughout the summer to adhere to all provincial guidelines as they change and are adopted.”
More details on protocols and seating will be announced by each team as Opening Day approaches.
The 2021 Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) Showcase has been awarded to the host community of Brooks, AB and the Brooks Bandits. As hosts of the 15th annual event, the Brooks Bandits will highlight the high-level hockey AJHL fans and scouts have come to expect with the addition of a festi…
In light of the Alberta government’s re-opening plans unveiled on Wednesday, the Western Canadian Baseball League is closing in on some key dates for its upcoming season.
Propelled by the raucous Texas crowd at Reed Arena, Claresholm’s Logan Biever was electric at the first-ever PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event in College Station April 9-11, delivering a flawless 3-for-3 performance to finish a career-best second at the expa…
Albertans will have the chance to support junior hockey in their communities with a new 50/50 draw that will help local teams maintain operations impacted by COVID-19.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) has received approval from the Government of Alberta to restart the 2020-21 Season under the protocols of a comprehensive Return to Play Plan.
The Western Hockey League announced Dec. 15, it will delay the start of the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season, and following further consultation with regional health authorities, the Board of Governors will meet in January to consider potential start dates.
In a year unlike any other, the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF) has taken steps to ensure its latest class of inductees will still be properly honoured, while ensuring everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hall will formally induct its previously announced class of 2020 …
Like many Alberta schools R.I Baker Middle School in Coaldale has seen many activities delayed or cancelled outright due to COVID restrictions.
The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) have signed two 1st Round NHL Draft Picks, on loan from their respective Western Hockey League (WHL) teams, the club announced on Monday.
City of Brooks staff and representatives from Brooks Minor Hockey have collaborated and come up with a solution which will allow spectators to be present during minor hockey practices and games.
The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede and World Professional Chuckwagon Association Races have been postponed with a future date, which is to be determined at this time. The original dates were June 11 until the 14, 2020. The races were slated to take place in the Stampede Grandstand.
Sports and live events have taken a hit due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemonium has put an end to many spring and summer events provincially, nationally, globally, and locally. Organizers in Raymond have recently made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Southern Alberta Summer…
Trochu resident Alicia Erickson, who is currently serving as Miss Rodeo Canada 2020 for the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, sang the national anthem for the South Country Co-op Showdown that was hosted by PBR Canada at the Lethbridge Enmax Centre on March 6 and 7.
The South Country Co-op Showdown hosted by Professional Bull Riders Canada at the Lethbridge Enmax Centre on March 6-7 included two riders from Southern Alberta, Logan Biever and Dayton Johnston.
The Town of Taber and the Taber Fire Department are excited to announce that Taber will play host to the Alberta Firefighters Curling Association’s 62nd Annual Championship in 2021, marking the first time the event will be held south of Calgary since Lethbridge hosted back in 1976.
The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) are pleased to announce that the organization has donated $11,527.23 in profits from its annual Charity Jersey Auction to the Brooks Legion No. 63.
There’s nothing like a sandy beach to drive away the winter blues and folks in the Oyen area will once again be able to enjoy some beach activities over the Christmas holidays when the Big Country Agricultural Society hosts its beach volleyball tournament.
The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) will open their six-day main training camp for their 2019-20 season on Monday, August 19th, the team announced today.
Sinister 7 Ultra is coming up once again, from July 5 - 7. This ultramarathon continues to test runners' strength, endurance, and willpower to keep running when everything in them wants to stop.
Take me out to the good old ball game! The sport of baseball has been a favourite pastime and popular sport from the 1920s to today. In 1939 though, baseball was put on somewhat of a hiatus, as many players traded their uniforms for soldier attire and went overseas to war. In 1956 in Vauxhal…
Former Brooks Bandit captain and national champion Cam Maclise (Lacombe, AB) will be inducted into the Brooks Bandits’ Smith Group Wall of Fame at the upcoming National Junior A Championship tournament, the team announced May 7.
The Prince George Spruce Kings captured the 2019 Doyle Cup on Saturday night, downing the visiting Brooks Bandits 4-2 in the decisive sixth game of the series.
The Brooks Bandits fell behind 3 games to 2 in the 2019 Doyle Cup series, after another home win for the Prince George Spruce Kings, 4-1 on Thursday night.
The Brooks Bandits got a three-point night from forward Jake Lee (Owen Sound, ON), and a 22-save shutout from goaltender Pierce Charleson (Aurora, ON) en route to a 4-0 blanking of the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings at the Centennial Regional Arena on Sunday night.
The Brooks Bandits rebounded from Friday night’s series-opening loss with a 3-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings in Game 2 of the 2019 Doyle Cup on Saturday night at the Centennial Regional Arena, posting the franchise’s first-ever home win in a BCHL/AJHL matchup.
Simon Gravel (Boucherville, QC) slid home a rebound shot 4:23 into overtime, as the Brooks Bandits withstood a late charge from the host Okotoks Oilers, taking a 6-5 overtime win in Game 4 of the AJHL South Division Final, and a 3 games to 1 series lead.
The Brooks Bandits rebounded from a disappointing Game 2 loss in the AJHL South Final, scoring four times in the opening frame and riding a hot start to a 6-1 win in Okotoks over the host Oilers in Game 3, taking a 2-1 series lead in the league semifinal.
The Brooks Bandits fell at home for the first time in the 2018-19 season on Saturday night, as a four-goal third period charge from the visiting Okotoks Oilers broke a 2-2 deadlock after two periods and gave the visitors a 6-3 win, tying the best of seven South Final at one game apiece.
Two of the top defences in the AJHL collided in Game 1 of the league’s South Final on Friday night, yet more than a quarter of the shots on goal in the game entered the net, as the Brooks Bandits took an offensively-charged 7-5 win over the visiting Okotoks Oilers to open the league semifinal.
With the hockey season winding down for most programs, one (combined) team wound their season down with an informal wind-up in the upstairs part of the Tilley Arena March 9 following a fun game against the parents.
The Brooks Bandits advanced to the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) South Division Final for the eighth consecutive year on Friday night, defeating the visiting Canmore Eagles 4-0 to win their best of seven series 4 games to 1.
The Brooks Bandits bounced back from Monday’s Game 3 setback to the Canmore Eagles, as Arnaud Vachon scored from the left circle at 17:23 of overtime to give the Bandits a 4-3 win in Game 4 of the AJHL South Semifinal on Tuesday night.
Despite shooting 60 pucks at the opposition's net, the Brooks Bandits suffered their first loss in nearly four months as they dropped a 3-2 overtime heartbreaker in Game 3 in Canmore on Monday night.
The Brooks Bandits will open their 2019 Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs against the Canmore Eagles beginning Friday night, it was announced March 14.
As the lone rider to go a perfect 3-for-3, Parsonage catapults to No. 44 in the PBR world standings. In front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday night inside the ENMAX Centre, Jared Parsonage (Maple Creek), the lone rider to go a perfect 3-for-3, won the Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Chall…
The Brooks Bandits (41-3) secured their second-longest winning streak in franchise history following a 5-1 triumph in Camrose on Saturday night.
Open and area residents who are looking to burn off some steam and perhaps, a bit of Christmas dinner, will be able to do just that at the first annual beach volleyball tournament, being held at the Crossroads Centre on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29.
The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) have named the captains who will lead the team into their hosting of the 2019 National Junior A Championship.