It was a showdown of the top two teams at the Jr A Western Canada Cup in Estevan, Saskatchewan on Wednesday Night. But it turned out to be a mismatch as the Brooks Bandits bombed the Portage Terriers 9-3.
The Alberta Junior League Champion Bandits led the game 3-0 just over seven minutes but the Terriers roared right back to tie the game at three just under seven minutes into the second.
From there, Brooks dominated by scoring six unanswered goals and wound up out shooting Portage 53-26 in the game.
With the win the Bandits improve to 3-0, clinching a spot in Saturday Night’s 1st vs. 2nd championship round game to determine the Western Canada #1 seed at the RBC Cup Tournament which begins May 14th in Lloydminster, Alberta. . he winner of that game advancing to the RBC Cup. Portage is now 2-1-1 and could earn a rematch with Brooks if Melfort defeats West Kelowna on Thursday Afternoon. If the BC Hockey League Champion Warriors prevail, then the Terriers will be relegated to the 3-4 playoff on Saturday afternoon, two wins away from an RBC Cup berth.