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THE BATTLE OF BRADFORD; RUSSELL CUP FINALS

Bradford, Ontario
March 13, 2014

The Bradford Bulls have advanced to the Russell Cup Finals. A 8-4 victory yesterday evening completed a four game sweep of the Temiscaming Titans and has matched them up with the cross-town Bradford Rattlers for the finals. The winner is the Russell Cup Champion.

The Rattlers were champions of the Russell Cup last season and also swept the Seguin Huskies to gain a shot at defending their title.

The Bulls are the first seeded team from the South while the Rattlers are the third seed. They finished fourth and sixth respectively in the Regular Season standings.

Needless to say, the territorial rival of two teams sharing the same city has always garnered a huge rivalry.

The Bulls were Bradford's original junior hockey club from 1988-2006. The Bulls took a hiatus from '06 until  2012 when they made their return to the town of Bradford. Once the Bulls took a leave of absence, the Rattlers stepped into the city and have remained a powerhouse in the GMHL since.

Many are calling the championship match the 'Battle of Bradford'.

The schedule is as follows with the BWG as the Rattlers home arena and Bob Fallis Arena as Bulls country.  The series is a best-of-seven.

Saturday, March 15, 7:00pm - Bob Fallis Arena
Monday, March 17, 8:00pm - BWG
Saturday, March 22, 7:30pm - Bob Fallis Arena
Sunday March 23, 7:30pm - BWG