Brandon Wheat Kings Weekly: Dec. 15

Brandon Wheat Kings this week –

The Brandon Wheat Kings enter the final few days before their annual Christmas vacation with a record of 24-7-2-1.

With one game to go before the team takes ten days off, the Wheat Kings continue to lead the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference by three points over the second place Medicine Hat Tigers.

In the Eastern Division, Brandon is twelve points ahead of the Regina Pats, who will pay a visit to Westman Communications Group Place on Tuesday night.


Wednesday, December 10th @ Moose Jaw – Warriors 5 Wheat Kings 4 OT Shootout
Tanner Eberle scored twice in regulation and the only goal of the shootout as the Warriors rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Wheat Kings.  Nolan Patrick scored twice in a losing cause for the Wheat Kings, who had former Saskatoon Blade Alex Moodie between the pipes in what was his Wheat King debut.

Friday, December 12th @ Westman Place – Wheat Kings 4 Swift Current 2
The Wheat Kings outshot Swift Current 18-7 in the first period, built up a 4-0 third period lead en route to an impressive 4-2 victory.  Nolan Patrick’s second period powerplay goal turned out to be the game winner but it was Duncan Campbell’s first period goal at the 1:59 mark that turned Westman Place into a furry filled frenzy as fans littered the ice for the annual Shoppers Mall Teddy Bear Toss.

Sunday, December 14th @ Westman Place – Wheat Kings 4 Rebels 0
Jordan Papirny blocked 23 shots for his second shutout of the season and third of his career in backstopping the winners.  Tim McGauley scored two unassisted goals to pace the Wheat Kings.


Tuesday, December 16th – Regina Pats @ Brandon Wheat Kings – 7pm
“Rain Check Game #1”
Tuesday’s game is also another “2 for Tuesday” at Westman Place as fans will receive a free ticket with the purchase of another at the regular price.  As well, the Keystone Centre will be offering specials on several concession items.


Monday, December 15th @ 1:45pm


Monday, December 15th – CIBC Read to Succeed Visit to Oak Lake Community School


In addition to Friday’s Teddy Bear Toss, in support of the local Christmas Cheer Registry, fans attending Sunday’s game vs Red Deer were encouraged to bring cash and food donations as well as new unwrapped toys for the Westman and Area Traditional Christmas Dinner.  As a reward, fans displaying Sunday’s ticket stub at any area Heritage Co-op gas bar will receive a 4 cent/litre saving on gasoline purchases on Monday, December 15th.


With Sunday’s win, the Wheat Kings improved their record to 3-0-0 against the Rebels this season … McGauley enters Tuesday’s game riding a career high 11-game point scoring streak and during that time he has twelve goals and 21 points … 16-year old rookie Nolan Patrick had a 4-game goal scoring streak snapped Sunday afternoon against Red Deer … Rookie Ty Lewis, Brandon’s third round bantam draft choice in 2013, made his WHL debut on Sunday.  He’s been sidelined all season as a result of an upper body injury suffered at training camp … Rookie Ivan Provorov continues to lead all WHL rookies in scoring this season with ten goals and 35 points.  He’s also second in scoring among blue-liners, sitting two points back of Joe Hicketts of Victoria … Provorov will play Tuesday night before joining the Russian National Junior Selection Camp … By picking up the win on Sunday, Papirny now leads all WHL goalkeepers with 21 victories … Defenceman Eric Roy has played 284 career games with the Wheat Kings, two behind Kelly Smart for 11th place on the club’s all time list.


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  1. George Bain says

    Did some checking into Ryan Pilon. I haven’t seen him play but here’s what Bill Placzek thinks:

    A workhorse defender for the Wheat Kings with edgy physicality and some offensive creativity. Has an excelllent one-timer and a deceptive no-look wrister. Strong tape to tape passer. Started as a player who relied mostly on his physicality but has progressed in other areas. Still need work but all the signs seem to point to this player who has been on the radar for several seasons putting all the pieces together

    —Bill Placzek

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