Brandon Wheat Kings Weekly: Dec. 29

Brandon Wheat Kings this week –

The Brandon Wheat Kings post-Christmas schedule opened up this past weekend with a home and home series with the Moose Jaw Warriors.

The Wheat Kings tightened their grip on top spot in the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Division by sweeping the 2-game set.

As a result of the weekend, the Wheat Kings begin the week with a record of  26-7-3-1, which leaves them sitting alone atop the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference.  Brandon is currently four points up on second place Medicine Hat in the Conference and twelve ahead of the Regina Pats in the division.


Saturday, December 27th – Brandon 3 Warriors 0
Jordan Papirny turned aside 29 shots and the Wheat Kings scored goals in each period en route to the win to bring the curtain up on the second half of the season on a winning note.

Sunday, December 28th – Brandon 4 Warriors 2
Rihard Bukarts scored once and set up three others and former Saskatoon Blade goalkeeper Alex Moodie turned aside 25 shots in posting his first win as a Wheat King.


Tuesday, December 30th – Prince Albert Raiders @ Brandon – 7pm
Thursday, January 1st – Wheat Kings @ Saskatoon Blades
Saturday, January 3rd – Calgary Hitmen @ Brandon – 7:30pm
(Family Skate Day – presented by 880 CKLQ, 94.7 Star FM and The Home Depot)


Monday, December 29th @ 12 Noon
Wednesday, December 31st @ 11am


Monday, December 29th – 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday, December 30th – Open at 8:30am and closed at 7pm (Game Night)
Office will be closed from New Years Eve to Friday, January 2nd
Saturday, January 3rd – 10am to 7:30pm (Game Night)


23 Western Hockey Leaguers are attending the World Junior Hockey Championship this year, including Brandon Wheat Kings rookie defenceman Ivan Provorov, who is the youngest member of Team Russia.

Provorov and Team Russia have won their first two games of the Tournament, including a 7-0 whitewashing of the Swiss on Sunday afternoon.  The Brandon blueliner was a +3 in that game, after setting up a goal in Russia’s 3-2 Overtime Shootout win over Denmark in the opener.

Team Canada is also 2-0 to start the tournament, with game three scheduled for tonight against the defending gold medal winners from Finland.


ScotiaMcLeod, in association with the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, is pleased to announce that  $436 has been raised in this year’s “Saves for Big Brothers and Sisters” campaign.

During the 2014-15 regular season, each save made by Brandon goalkeepers Jordan Papirny and Alex Moodie at Westman Place will result in a donation of $1 to Brandon’s Big Brothers and Sisters.  In Brandon’s first seventeen home games, Wheat King goalkeepers have teamed up to turn aside 436 opposition shots.


Brandon defencemen Provorov and Ryan Pilon will both play for Team Orr at the CHL Top Prospects Game that’ll take place on St. Catherines, Ontario on January 22nd.  Provorov has been consistently ranked as a probable first round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft while several scouting services including NHL Central Scouting, while Pilon is generally considered to have Top-40 potential … The Wheat Kings will have seven prospects participate in the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George in February.  F Stelio Mattheos, F Connor Gutenberg and F James McIsaac will play for Team Manitoba; D Ian Mitchell, D Jarrod Gourley and F Jeremy Klessens will play for Team Alberta and G Hunter Arps will play for Team Saskatchewan.  All seven players were selected by the Wheat Kings in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft … Tim McGauley had his 5-game goal scoring and 12-game point scoring streaks snapped Saturday in Moose Jaw.  His goal Sunday was the 150th point of his career … Reid Duke picked up his 100th career WHL point in Brandon’s final pre-Christmas game … 16-year old Nolan Patrick currently leads all WHL rookies in goals (14) … Veteran defenceman Eric Roy has played in 287 career games.  On Sunday he moved past Kelly Smart on the club’s all time list.

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