Brandon Wheat Kings Weekly: Mar. 16

Brandon Wheat Kings this week –

The final week of the 2014-15 Western Hockey League regular season has arrived and the Brandon Wheat Kings find themselves sitting atop the overall standings with an impressive 51-11-4-3 record.

Brandon currently leads the Kelowna Rockets by two points in the battle for the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy that goes to the league’s regular season champion.

The Wheat Kings haven’t finished on top of the WHL since the 1995-96 campaign when they went on to beat the Spokane Chiefs four games to one in the Championship Final.

Both Brandon and Kelowna have three games remaining to close out the season.

The Wheat Kings have road games in Regina and Moose Jaw and a home game against the Warriors to close out the season.  Kelowna meanwhile hosts Seattle and then brings the curtain down with a home and home weekend series with the last place Vancouver Giants.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

Tuesday, March 10th – Wheat Kings 5 Moose Jaw Warriors 3
The Wheat Kings came from behind to beat Moose Jaw with three third period goals. Jayce Hawryluk scored twice and Tim McGauley had a goal and three points to pace the Wheat Kings

Friday, March 13th – Wheat Kings 4 Saskatoon Blades 1
Brandon kicked off the weekend home and home series by beating the Blades. Morgan Klimchuk scored twice for the Wheat Kings, including the game winner on a second period powerplay marker.

Saturday, March 14th – Wheat Kings 3 Saskatoon Blades 1
The Wheat Kings completed the weekend sweep with the win. Jordan Papirny turned aside 34 shots and third period goals by Ryan Pilon and Duncan Campbell were the difference.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY, MARCH 17th – Wheat Kings @ Regina Pats
FRIDAY, MARCH 20th – Wheat Kings @ Moose Jaw Warriors
SATURDAY, MARCH 21st – Moose Jaw @ Wheat Kings – 7:30pm
(2014-15 FAN APPRECIATION AWARDS NIGHT)

THIS WEEK’S PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Monday, March 16th @ 1:45pm
Wednesday, March 18th @ 1:45pm
Thursday, March 19th @ 1:45pm

MCGAULEY’S INCREDIBLE RUN COMES TO AN END ON SATURDAY!

Veteran center Tim McGauley had his league leading 24-game point scoring streak come to an end in Saturday’s win over the Blades in Saskoon. During the streak, the 19-year old Wilcox, Saskatchewan product scored seventeen goals and 53 points and had 20 multi-point games during the streak.

PLAYOFF TICKETS ON SALE!

Attention Western Manitoba hockey fans!

WHL playoff hockey returns to Westman Communications Group Place this spring as the Wheat Kings will play host to games one and two of their best of seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.

Game #1 – Thursday, March 26th @ 7pm
Game #2 – Friday, March 27th @ 7:30pm

WHEAT KINGS MILESTONES:

Defenceman Eric Roy has moved into a tie with Lance Monych for second place on the club’s all time list for games played with 319.  The former first round bantam draft choice, who has spent five seasons in Brandon, will move into sole posession of second place when the Wheat Kings travel to Regina to meet the Pats on Tuesday night.

OTHER BRANDON BITS:

Wheat Kings recalled forward Kirklan Lycar from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Dauphin Kings this past weekend.  The Elma, Manitoba product scored 20 goals for the Kings in 2014-15 … Netminder Jordan Papirny picked up his league leading 42nd win of the season on Saturday.  The club record, which is also a WHL record, was established by Glen Hanlon (49) during the 1976-77 campaign … Former Regina Pat Morgan Klimchuk, who had a 12-game point scoring streak snapped in Saturday’s win over the Blades, currently has eighteen goals and 43 points in thirty games since being acquired at January’s Trade Deadline … Rookie Russian Ivan Provorov remains among the league leaders in scoring by both first year players and defencemen.  The 17-year old blueliner has fifteen goals and 59 points in 57 games.

Courtesy of  BrandonWheatKings.com

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