Brandon Wheat Kings Weekly: Nov. 24

Brandon Wheat Kings this week –

The Wheat Kings enter the week having completed a 2-game weekend series sweep of the defending Memorial Cup Champion Edmonton Oil Kings.

Including last year’s Western Hockey League playoffs, Brandon has now won three straight games against the Oil Kings on home ice.

As a result of the successful weekend, Brandon is 19-5-1 on the season, good for 39 points and a seven point cushion atop the Eastern Division and a five point lead on Medicine Hat in the Eastern Conference.

A WEEK IN REVIEW:

Wednesday, November 19th @ Swift Current – Broncos 5 Wheat Kings 0
Swift Current broke open a tight game with three unanswered second period goals en route to the win. Brandon went 0-4 with the man advantage in that critical second frame. Broncos’ netminder Landen Bow got the shutout for Swift Current. For Bow, it was his fifth shutout of the season.

Friday, November 21st vs. Edmonton – Wheat Kings 7 Oil Kings 4
16-year old rookie Nolan Patrick scored twice, including a second period shorthanded effort that snapped a 3-3 tie as the Wheat Kings opened up the 2-game weekend series with a win against the defending Memorial Cup Champions.

Saturday, November 22nd vs. Edmonton – Wheat Kings 5 Oil Kings 4
Veteran Tim McGauley scored twice, including the overtime game winner as the Wheat Kings scored a come from behind 5-4 win.  After giving up three unanswered goals in the second, the Wheat Kings rallied from a 4-2 second period deficit to get the game into overtime.

THIS COMING WEEK:

Tuesday, November 25th vs. Saskatoon Blades @ 7pm
“2 for Tuesday Night” at Westman Communications Group Place
Purchase one ticket at regular price and get the second of equal or lesser value FREE for this game
Keystone Concessions will also be offering a number of specials

Friday, November 28th @ Saskatoon Blades
Saturday, November 29th @ Prince Albert Raiders

THIS WEEK’S PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Monday, November 24th @ 1:45pm
Wednesday, November 26th @ 1:45pm

Thursday, November 27th @1:45pm

THIS WEEK’S PLAYER APPREANCES:

Monday, November 24th
Christmas School Ticket Deliveries to Green Acres, King George and JR Reid Schools
Wednesday, November 26th
Annual Tip-a-Wheat King Night in support of MOVEMBER Campaign @ Applebees from 4-8pm
Eight players will be working (4 per shift)
Thursday, November 27th
Christmas School Ticket Deliveries to Kirkaldy Heights, Earl Oxford and St. Augustines

TIP A WHEAT KING NIGHT LINEUP ANNOUNCED:

Applebees is pleased to announce the lineup of players that will be participating in the 2014 Tip-a-Wheat King Night, scheduled for this Wednesday. Between 4-6pm, four Wheat King veterans will be working the dining room. Among them will be New Jersey Devils first round draft choice John Quenneville.  He will be joined by Quintin Lisoway, Colton Waltz and netminder Jordan Papirny. Assisting Applebees staff during the second shift from 6-8pm will be Florida Panthers second round draft pick Jayce Hawryluk as well as Macoy Erkamps, Eric Roy and captain Pete Quenneville.

MACLEAN TO HEADLINE DINNER:

One of this country’s most beloved sportscasters will headline the list of speakers for the 2015 CKLQ Sportsman’s Dinner, scheduled for Thursday, January 29th in the Keystone Centre’s UCT Pavillion. As co-host of Coach’s Corner and the host of the new series Rogers Hometown Hockey, Ron MacLean is arguably the game’s most eloquent ambassadors – and a welcome guest in millions of Canadian homes every weekend during the hockey season.

A Red Deer, Alberta native, MacLean is a multiple Gemini winner that knows about more than just hockey.  In addition to hosting CBC’s coverage of both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, he has played a key role in the hit series Battle of the Blades. On Hockey Night in Canada, MacLean co-hosts Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry on Saturday night, which is often the most-watched segment on Canadian television on any given week. With Hometown Hockey Sunday nights, MacLean highlights a small town with hockey roots.

Joining MacLean at the event, which is held annually to raise money for the Wheat Kings Scholarship Foundation, is comedian Kelly Taylor.

HOMETOWN HOCKEY COMING TO BRANDON THIS WEEKEND:

Heads up western Manitoba hockey fans – the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is coming to Brandon this weekend.  The outdoor celebration of all things hockey invades the south grounds of the Keystone Centre this Saturday and Sunday. Presented by Rogers Communications, the FREE family friendly event will be jam-packed with interactive kids’ booths, food concessions, local bands and of course, a Sunday afternoon NHL game.  Members of the Wheat Kings will be in attendance from 12noon – 2pm Sunday, November 30th.

HOME DEPOT BACKYARD RINK CONTEST:

How would you like to earn the right to face off against members of the Wheat Kings in a game of shinny on their backyard rink.  The Contest, which officially begins this week with the arrival of the first snow to western Manitoba, will close on Friday, February 25th with the winner to be announced the following night at Westman Place when the Wheat Kings play host to the visiting Regina Pats. Starting this Wednesday, fans can enter online at wheatkings.com or at BDO Fan Services at all Wheat King home games, beginning Friday, December 5th when the Regina Pats pay a visit to Westman Place.

HOLIDAY MINI PACKS RETURNING:

The Brandon Wheat Kings have announced the return of two Christmas Mini Packs this season, offering exchange coupon packages for the upcoming holiday season.  The first option will provide western Manitoba hockey fans with seven ticket vouchers (can be redeemable for any regular season home game) for the price of five adult tickets – $105 (taxes included).  The second option is four ticket vouchers for the price of three – $63 (taxes included).

The Hockey club’s Holiday ticket packages are on sale now at the Wheat Kings Offical Team Store, located at the east main entrance of the Keystone Centre. Fans can also order by phone at (204) 726-3535.

BRANDON BITS:

The winner of the Logan Thompson Military theme jersey last week was Bo Boutsman of Brandon.  He was one of many local hockey fans that purchased a raffle ticket from the United Way of Brandon & District over the course of the past month …. Jayce Hawryluk has taken over the club scoring lead with 30 points, including thirteen goals in 23 games.  His 13 goals are tied with Jesse Gabrielle for the team lead … John Quenneville needs two more points to reach the century mark in his WHL career … Saturday’s game winning goal for McGauley was his second in as many games.  It was also his first ever overtime winner.

courtesy of  BrandonWheatKings.com

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