The Brooks Bandits defeated the Battlefords North Stars 4-0 on Sunday to win the Centennial Cup.
Hudson Malinoski scored twice in the second period to help the Alberta Junior Hockey League Bandits win the national junior-A hockey championship at Stride Place.
Hunter Wallace opened the scoring midway through the second period. Heath Armstrong and Malinoski added quick goals as Brooks scored three times within a 97-second span.
Malinoski added a power-play goal with 15 seconds left in the period.
Ethan Barwick made 30 saves for the shutout. Josh Kotai made 37 saves for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League North Stars.
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This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2023.
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