Brandon Wheat Kings Weekly: Oct. 27

Brandon Wheat Kings this week –

The Brandon Wheat Kings begin the final leg of the B.C. portion of their 7-game in eleven day western road trip Tuesday night with a game against the Royals in Victoria.

The game will feature a matchup between the two coaches that will be working alongside one another in next month’s SUBWAY SUPER SERIES in Saskatoon and Brandon. Victoria’s Dave Lowry, father of Winnipeg Jets’ rookie center Adam, up against Kelly McCrimmon of the Wheat Kings.

Brandon enters the game with a record of 10-3-1-0 and sitting atop the Eastern Division, two points up on second place Swift Current and trailing the Eastern Conference leading Medicine Hat Tigers by two points entering the final week of October.

LAST WEEK’S GAMES:

Wednesday, October 22nd – Wheat Kings 7 Prince George Cougars 4
The Wheat Kings opened up their 7-game in eleven night road trip with a win over the new look Cougars. Rookie Nolan Patrick and veteran Rihards Bukarts each scored twice and set up another for the Wheat Kings.

Friday, October 24th – Wheat Kings 8 Kamloops Blazers 5
Brandon scored four powerplay goals en route to the win, extending their win streak to four games. NHL prospects John Quenneville and Jayce Hawryluk each had a goal and three assists to lead the Wheat Kings

Saturday, October 25th – Kelowna Rockets 6 Wheat Kings 1
The league leading Rockets exploded for four unanswered third period goals to break open a tight game en route to the win. Quintin Lisoway scored Brandon’s lone goal.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, October 28th @ Victoria Royals
Wednesday, October 29th @ Vancouver Giants
Friday, October 31st @ Lethbridge Hurricanes
Saturday, November 1st @ Medicine Hat Tigers

The month of November will be a busy one for the Wheat Kings, with a total of seven home games:

NOVEMBER’S HOME SCHEDULE:

Friday, November 7th vs Saskatoon Blades @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 8th vs. Calgary Hitmen @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 14th vs. Seattle Thunderbirds @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 15th vs. Medicine Hat Tigers @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 21st vs. Edmonton Oil Kings @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 22nd vs. Edmonton Oil Kings @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 25th vs. Saskatoon Blades @ 7pm

SUBWAY SUPER SERIES IS COMING

Two weeks from today the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES will begin in Saskatoon with Team WHL facing off against Team Russia. On Tuesday, November 11th, Brandon will host game two of the series, which will feature two members of the Wheat Kings – Quenneville and Hawryluk.

Tickets to the November 11th game in Brandon, which is a 6pm start, are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at keystonecentre.com

Meanwhile three members of the Wheat Kings will be leaving later this week for the World Under 17 Challenge Cup in Sarnia, Ontario. Prized 16-year old rookies Patrick, Kale Clague and Tanner Kaspick will be playing for one of three Canadian teams that will be participating in the annual international event.

ANOTHER IMPORT IN THE HOUSE

The Wheat Kings welcomed back 20-year old right-winger Richard Nejezchleb this past week. The Czech Republic native had been with the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack, before being reassigned to the WHL. A fifth round draft choice of the NHL’s New York Rangers, Nejezchleb joins Rihards Bukarts and Ivan Provorov as Brandon’s imports. Trouble is, CHL teams are permitted to carry just two which means one of the forwards must be moved by early November. The 19-year old Bukarts is currently leading the club in scoring with 23 points through 14 games.

WHEAT KINGS INTRODUCE FANTASTIC FRIDAY MINI PACKS:

You asked for it Wheat Kings fans and you got it! Due to popular demand the Western Hockey League club have re-launched our Fantastic Friday’s mini pack!

After a 10 year layoff the Wheat Kings are proud to announce that the 12 game mini pack is now available for purchase at the Wheat Kings office. Given the large number of Friday home games remaining in the teams schedule, 11 Friday games and a bonus Saturday Night game (Awards Night) will be included in the revamped Fantastic Friday promotion.
 
Adult prices for the 12-game Fantastic Friday mini pack is $169 plus GST, which translates to under $15 per game or a $6 savings off regular box office admission price. This equates to 30% off walk-up prices and allows you to select your seat (click for seat map) for the 12 games below:
 
2014-15 Fantastic Friday Mini Pack Schedule
 
Friday, Nov. 7th vs. Saskatoon – Rocky Mountain Team Poster Night

Friday, Nov. 14th vs. Seattle – Koch Fertilizer Minor Hockey Night

Friday, Nov. 21st vs. Edmonton – Mark Stone MTS Connect Bobblehead

Friday, Dec. 5th vs. Regina – BMO Ultimate Fan Sweepstakes

Friday, Dec. 12th vs. Swift Current – Shoppers Mall Teddy Bear Toss Night

Friday, Jan. 16th vs. Lethbridge – Enns Brothers Salute to 4-H

Friday, Jan. 23rd vs. Prince Albert – Westoba Credit Union Baby Races

Friday, Jan. 30th vs. Moose Jaw Warriors – Giant Tiger Bobblehead Night

Friday, Feb. 13th vs. Spokane – Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Night

Friday, Feb. 27th vs. Kootenay – Giant Tiger Player Card Giveaway

Friday, March 13th vs. Saskatoon – Tim Hortons Night

Saturday, March 21st vs. Moose Jaw – 2014-15 Awards Night
 
To order your ticket packages including season tickets and the popular Fantastic Friday mini packs contact the Wheat Kings’ office at 204-726-3535.

BRANDON BITS:  Rihards Bukarts saw his nine-game point streak end Saturday while Peter Quenneville’s seven-game streak, Tim McGauley five-game streak and Ivan Provorov four-game goal streak also all ended in the loss to Kelowna … Rockets’ coach Dan Lambert will coach the Canada-Red team, whose roster includes Wheat Kings’ F Nolan Patrick, at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge that begins next weekend … Defenceman Macoy Erkamps has moved to within eight points of the 100-point plateau in his WHL career … Through six regular season games, the high-scoring Wheat Kings’ superb start to the season has been reflected at the box office, with Brandon averaging 4,018 fans per game, up from last year’s overall average of 3,529. While they have only played six home games so far, Brandon is a respectable 12th in league attendance and drawing better than six teams in larger locales — Kamloops, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Prince George, Regina and Tri-City. Wheat Kings season ticket sales are also ahead of pace, with 2,398 sold, up from last year’s final tally of 2,357.

courtesy of  BrandonWheatKings.com

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