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Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: AJHL
Unbeaten since November, the Brooks Bandits will take a record-setting 33-game win streak into the AJHL playoffs
Jason La Rose
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March 8, 2019
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The Brooks Bandits rewrote the AJHL record books as they prepare to host the National Junior A Championship, propelled to the top of the standings by a winning streak that will stretch into the postseason. The Bandits fell 4-3 to the Calgary Mustangs on Nov. 27 and have not lost since, rattling off a league-record 33 consecutive victories. They set records for wins (57) and points (114), and topped the league at both ends of the ice – 334 goals for, 125 goals against. William Lemay claimed the AJHL scoring title (32-58—90), the first of five Bandits in the top 16. On the back end, Pierce Charleson led the league in wins (42), while Tanner Marshall posted an AJHL-best 1.33 GAA while going perfect in 12 starts.

PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
North Division
2) Bonnyville Pontiacs vs. 7) Whitecourt Wolverines
3) Spruce Grove Saints vs. 6) Drayton Valley Thunder
4) Fort McMurray Oil Barons vs. 5) Grande Prairie Storm

BYES:
1) Sherwood Park Crusaders

South Division
2) Okotoks Oilers vs. 7) Calgary Canucks
3) Drumheller Dragons vs. 6) Canmore Eagles
4) Camrose Kodiaks vs. 5) Calgary Mustangs

BYES:
1) Brooks Bandits

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)
North Division
Sherwood Park – 90 points (44-14-2)
Bonnyville – 86 points (41-15-4)
Spruce Grove – 83 points (40-17-3)
Fort McMurray – 73 points (32-19-9)
Grande Prairie – 64 points (30-26-4)
Drayton Valley – 54 points (24-30-6)
Whitecourt – 44 points (21-37-2)
Lloydminster – 20 points (9-49-2)

South Division
Brooks – 114 points (57-3-0)
Okotoks – 80 points (39-19-2)
Drumheller – 78 points (37-19-4)
Camrose – 71 points (32-21-7)
Calgary Mustangs – 67 points (29-22-9)
Canmore – 65 points (30-25-5)
Calgary Canucks – 20 points (9-49-2)
Olds – 15 points (6-51-3)

LEADING SCORERS
William Lemay (Brooks) – 32G 58A 90P
Dylan Holloway (Okotoks) – 40G 48A 88P
Reed Morison (Fort McMurray) – 41G 38A 79P
Alex Young (Canmore) – 34G 40A 74P
Carter Savoie (Sherwood Park) – 31G 42A 73P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Tanner Marshall (Brooks) – 12-0-0, 1.33 GAA, .925 SV%, 4 SO
Easton Hesse (Bonnyville) – 13-2-2, 1.77 GAA, .929 SV%, 4 SO
Matthew Davis (Spruce Grove) – 26-7-2, 2.03 GAA, .914 SV%, 6 SO
Pierce Charleson (Brooks) – 42-2-0, 2.16 GAA, .913 SV%, 5 SO
Brady Parker (Okotoks) – 27-10-1, 2.29 GAA, .902 SV%, 1 SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
2017 (Brooks Bandits – runner-up)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
19 (2017, 2016, 2016 [host], 2013, 2011 [host], 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004 [host], 2003, 2001, 2000 [host], 1995, 1994 [host], 1980, 1976, 1975, 1972, 1971)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2013 (Brooks Bandits)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
8 (2013, Brooks Bandits; 2001, Camrose Kodiaks; 2000, Fort McMurray Oil Barons; 1995, Calgary Canucks; 1994, Olds Grizzlys; 1980, Red Deer Rustlers; 1975, Spruce Grove Mets; 1971, Red Deer Rustlers)

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Videos
Photos
2019 WJAC: USA 7 – CANE 3 (Preliminary)
Brisson had 2G 2A and the U.S. scored five in the second period.
2019 WJAC: CANW 1 – RUS 0 SO (Preliminary)
Davis made 25 saves, backstopping West to its first win in a thriller.
2019 WJAC: USA 5 – CZE 4 OT (Preliminary)
Fontaine tied it late and won it OT to keep the U.S. unbeaten.
2019 WJAC: CZE 4 – RUS 3 OT (Preliminary)
Barinka scored 1:57 into OT to finish the Czech comeback.
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