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Hicks stops 43 shots as Brooks Bandits down Okotoks 4-0 in BCHL series opener

The Brooks Bandits were led by goaltender Johnny Hicks, who stopped 43 shots Friday night as they defeated Okotoks 4-0 (Photo: X@BrooksBandits) The Brooks Bandits were led by goaltender Johnny Hicks, who stopped 43 shots Friday night as they defeated Okotoks 4-0 (Photo: X@BrooksBandits)
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The Okotoks Oilers poured it on Friday night, firing 43 shots at goalie Johnny Hicks, who stopped them all, leading the Brooks Bandits to a 4-0 win.

The victory gave the Bandits a 1-0 series lead in their best-of-seven Alberta semifinal.

The Bandits got goals from Nathan Free, Parker Lalonde, Logan Sawyer and Hunter Wallace to build a 4-0 lead, and Hicks did the rest.

Brooks benefited from a potent power play, going three for three with the man advantage.

The victory was the Bandits’ first-ever BCHL playoff victory.

Game 2 is Saturday night in Brooks. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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