The Brooks Bandits have finished off the Sherwood Park Crusaders in five games during the BCHL Alberta finals, convincingly winning game five of their best-of-seven series 7-3 last night (May 22).

Brooks would start the series with two wins, stealing the first two games on the Crusaders' home ice. Sherwood Park then stole one on Bandits' home ice in game three. The Bandits didn't panic and won their next two games in Brooks to claim the BCHL Alberta Cup.

Nathan Free scored his eighth goal of the post-season with the game-winning and Alberta Cup-clinching goal midway through the second period in game five.

Logan Sawyer, the 18-year-old rookie for the Bandits would win BCHL Alberta Playoff MVP at the end of the finals which should come as no surprise as he led the league in points during the BCHL Alberta Division post-season. Sawyer finished with 15 points in 12 games.

Okotoks Oilers forward Jagger Tapper would finish tied for fourth in the top point-getters in the BCHL Alberta playoffs with 12 points in 10 games. The 17-year-old rookie for the Sherwood Park Crusaders Kale Dach had 12 points in nine games sharing the fourth spot with Tapper.

Brooks now awaits the winner of the Penticton Vees and Surrey Eagles series as they will now host the victor in the best-of-three Rocky Mountain Challenge.

Surrey was able to tie their series last night at 2-2 after they were victorious against the Vees in game four, winning 3-2. The next game for the Vees and Eagles is Friday (May 24).