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The Cranbrook Bucks are excited to announce the Kootenay Cup competition, between the Bucks and the Trail Smoke Eaters.

The Kootenay cup, sponsored by Denham Ford in Cranbrook and AM Ford in Trail, will be a best of 7 game series for bragging rights across the Kootenays. The series will be played during the exhibition schedule between October and November. The first two games will be considered exhibition games and will not be included in the standings. While the following seven games, will count towards the Kootenay Cup standings. All 7 games will be played, but the first team to win four games will claim the Kootenay Cup.

The sponsor partners, Denham Ford and AM Ford, have agreed to have some fun with the West vs. East rivalry. The winning team will send over a team jersey to the losing teams Ford dealership. The sales manager will wear their opponents jersey for an entire work day, including posting a few photos on their social media outlets as proof.

The Bucks look forward to adding this competitive element to our preseason schedule and are excited to get these games underway. All games will be available on