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Lloydminster Junior B Bandits skate off Friday night

Action in the NEAJBHL begins Friday night for local team Lloydminster Junior B Bandits as they host the Cold Lake Ice from 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

Head Coach Jason Ross looks ahead to the season.

“We think we have a competitive team and can challenge throughout the league and put up some wins this year and hopefully make a playoff run.”

Ross notes the disappointment with last year’s shortened COVID season saying his team was fortunate to get in four games. He assesses Friday night’s home opener.

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“We have had some good battles with Cold Lake over the last couple of seasons. [We are] usually fairly well matched [with] a similar place in the standings, as well each year. It should be a good game, usually a little physical. Should be some skill and some goals scored.”

Ross admits that they have lost some developmental hockey time with the COVID interruption, but they have a good team going in to the season.

“We have a good bunch of guys. We definitely got some added skill to our team this year. We lost a few vets, that we did not expect, that have moved on to other aspects of life. All in all, we feel we’ve got a competitive team.

The Bandits play next against the Wainwright Bisons this Friday, October 8th.

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