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Couple has Oil in its veins

Former Bandits fans now part of Green Army

A southern Alberta mom was feeling a bit green around the gills when her family came down to visit last month.

Joanelle Graham of Brooks ended up painting her face green-and-gold when her daughter Pauline and son-in-law TK Kelly came down from Okotoks for Game 1 and 2 of the Brooks Bandits-Okotoks Oilers Alberta Junior Hockey League South Division final March 29-30.

“I am a Bandits fan, but right now I am kind of cheering for both,” Graham said while wearing an Oilers’ jersey at the Pason Centennial Arena during Game 4 of the series April 3. “When my daughter came down last weekend they painted my face for the game in Brooks.”

Seeing a long-time Bandit fan suddenly decked out in Oiler green-and-gold was a jolt to the Brooks brass.


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