Brandon Wheat Kings Weekly: Dec. 1

Brandon Wheat Kings this week –

The Brandon Wheat Kings won back to back games this past weekend to improve to 21-5-2 on the season as they get set for a home and home series this week with the hottest club in the Western Hockey League.

The Wheat Kings will travel to Regina on Wednesday to meet the Pats – who are coming off a successful B.C. Division Tour that saw them reel off three wins in a row – before returning home to host Regina on Friday night.

Winners of four of their last five (4-0-1) games, the Wheat Kings begin the week with a record of 21-5-2, good for 44 points and first place in the WHL’s Eastern Conference.

Brandon leads second place Regina by eleven points in the Division and Medicine Hat by four in the Conference.

Winners of eight of their last ten games, the Pats enter Wednesday’s game with a record of 16-10-1.


Tuesday, November 25th vs. Saskatoon – Blades 5 Brandon 4
The visiting Blades rallied from a 3-2 second period deficit with two third period goals, before beating the Wheat Kings in Overtime.

Friday, November 28th @ Saskatoon – Wheat Kings 4 Blades 3
Tim McGauley scored twice, including the overtime game winner, and set up the game tying goal by defenceman Ryan Pilon with six seconds left in regulation time.

Saturday, November 29th @ Prince Albert – Wheat Kings 6 Raiders 3
After giving up the game’s first goal, the Wheat Kings got six straight goals – from six different skaters en route to the win.


Wednesday, December 3rd @ Regina
Friday, December 5th vs. Regina Pats @ 7:30pm

Saturday, December 6th @ Swift Current


Monday, December 1st @ 1:45pm
Tuesday, December 2nd @ 1:45pm
Thursday, December 4th @ 1:45pm


Monday, Dec. 1st – Christmas School Visits (Valleyview, Linden Lanes and George Fitton Schools)
Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – CIBC Read to Succeed visit to Tanners Crossing in Minnedosa
Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – Christmas School visits (New Era, Meadows and Betty Gibson Schools)
Thursday, Dec. 4th – MPI / Brandon Sun School Patrol Luncheon at O’Kelly School at CFB Shilo


In the past week, the Wheat Kings acquired veteran goalkeeper Alex Moodie from the Saskatoon Blades for a conditional eighth round selection in the 2015.  A 19-year old Winnipeg product, Moodie was a member of the 2013 Saskatoon club that hosted the MasterCard Memorial Cup.  He was chosen by the Blades in the fifth round of the 2010 WHL bantam draft.
In eleven games with the Blades this season, Moodie has compiled a 4.86 goals against average and an .864 save percentage.  In 67 career games in the WHL, the 6’1″ 182 lb Moodie has posted a 4.30 goals against average, an .882 save percentage and one shutout.


The Wheat Kings are pleased to announce that close to $20,000 was raised for the United Way of Brandon and District Community Fund, in this month’s Military Theme Jersey Auction.

The Wheat Kings say that the jersey auction and raffle, that was held throughout November, generated a total of $19, 306.  Twenty-four jerseys were purchased by western Manitoba hockey fans – during the November 15th game against the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers – as well as during two radio auctions on 880 CKLQ and 94.7 Star FM.

While the Wheat Kings have held a number of military nights throughout recent years, this year marked the first time that the Western Hockey League club has produced special military themed jerseys.

The United Way’s Community Fund supports agencies in the community that make a difference in thousands of lives each and every day, including those that benefit military families.  This partnership is a shining example of the commitment to community on behalf of the Wheat Kings and personnel of CFB Shilo.


Western Manitoba hockey fans are encouraged to circle Friday, December 12th on their calendar as the Wheat Kings and Shoppers Mall will present the 2014 Teddy Bear Toss, in support of the local Christmas Cheer Registry.

Fans attending the game are asked to bring a new stuffed animal and toss it on the ice when the Wheat Kings score their first goal of the game against the visiting Swift Current Broncos.

Tickets to all Wheat Kings home games are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at


Hockey Canada’s list of invitations for the World Junior Selection Camp have been announced and the Wheat Kings will not be represented, despite having two players – Jayce Hawryluk and John Quenneville – on the SUBWAY Super Series Team WHL roster … Brandon may still be represented at the tournament however as 17-year old defenceman Ivan Provorov is one of 38 players invited to the Russian Selection Camp later this month … Center Tim McGauley led Brandon in scoring last month with nine goals, including five game winners, and 14 points in eleven games.  The Wilcox, Saskatchewan product is currently two points behind Jayce Hawryluk for the team scoring lead with 32 points.  Hawryluk enters the week with thirteen goals and 34 points … The club’s IMPACT Player of the Month will be announced later this week … Defenceman Eric Roy, who scored twice this past week, has moved to within 22 games of 300 in his 5-year WHL career … Over $1,400 was generated for this year’s Movember Campaign during last week’s annual Tip a Wheat King Night at Applebees.

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