Bandits earn top spot in EOJCHL West Division standings
By Fred Sherwin
Cumberland Bandits will be going into the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League
playoffs as one of the co-favourites after capturing the West Division championship
in only their first year.
Bandits finished the regular season with a record of 21-9-4 and will face l'Express
de La Pêche in the first round of the playoffs which get under way tonight
at the Ray Friel Centre.
Bandits are led by Andrew Newell who was named as the West Division's Most Valuable
Player at the EOJCHL banquet on Thursday night. The former Cumberland Baron had
31 goals and 30 assists in 32 games.
head coach Rick Julien was also named Coach of the Year and owner Claude Pothier
was named the league's Executive of the Year.
5:30 p.m., Feb. 21)
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