Brandon Wheat Kings Weekly: Sept. 29

Brandon Wheat Kings this week –

The Brandon Wheat Kings finished the month of September in style this past weekend by winning back to back games and improving to 4-0-0 on the season.

After scoring five unanswered goals to wipe out an early 2-0 deficit en route to a 6-3 win over the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Friday night, the Wheat Kings scored three third period goals on Saturday night in a 5-2 victory over the Broncos in Swift Current.

The weekend marked the return of veterans John Quenneville and Jayce Hawryluk to the Brandon lineup, after both were reassigned by the New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers respectively.

Hawryluk had three goals, including two game-winning goals, and five points while Quenneville had a goal and four assists in leading the Wheat Kings to wins over Saskatoon and Swift Current on Friday and Saturday.

“I feel like I honestly just matured a lot as a player and as a person, being down there around those guys and seeing how they act, how they treat the younger guys and all that,” Hawyluk told CKLQ’s Bruce Luebke last week, “I feel like I can bring all that experience and bring it back here and be a good guy on the ice and off the ice.”

“Playing against some stars of the league like Seguin and Benn all night was quite the experience,” said Hawryluk, “I was a little nervous to start but I felt like after the first couple of shifts, are starting to settle in and get more confident and I feel like the game slowed down.  I really enjoyed, I had a great time…it was awesome.”

Quenneville, meanwhile, flew back to Brandon on Friday — arriving just in time for the Wheat Kings’ home game against Saskatoon.

“Got a chance to practice every single day with NHL players and learned a lot,” said Quenneville, “There’s a lot I can take from that and I’m excited to bring what I learned back to Brandon.”


Friday, October 3rd vs. Tri-City Americans @ 7:30pm – Presented by WAVES
Saturday, October 4th vs. Red Deer Rebels @ 7:30pm – Presented by Integra Tire

FOR TICKETS CALL (204) 726-3555


Tuesday, September 30th @ 1:45pm
Wednesday, October 1st @ 1:45pm
Thursday, October 2nd @ 1:45pm


The deadline for Wheat Kings Season Ticket holders to purchase their “seats” for November’s SUPER SERIES game at Westman Place, between Team WHL and Team Russia is Tuesday, September 30th at 5pm.

Season ticket holders can order their tickets at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling (204) 726-3555 or online at

All remaining tickets will go on sale Wednesday, October 1st at 9am.


Monday, September 29th – “Soldier for a Day” @ CFB Shilo
Members of the WHL club will be spending a full day on the Base, going through a number of activities ranging from an obstacle course and simulated target shooting to operation sweeps.

Sunday, October 5th @ Kal Tire from 11am – 1pm
Come out to a Family Barbecue and meet several of the Wheat King players


The Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with MNP are pleased to announce the return of the MNP “Most Valuable Team” (MVT) Program for the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season.

The initiative, introduced by MNP three years ago, supports youth involved in amateur athletics and recognizes the volunteer efforts of their coaches. Under terms of this program, twenty-five seats for every Wherat Kings’ Saturday night home game will be awarded to western Manitoba sports teams and organizations.

The MNP MVT program is open to western Manitoba athletes ages eight to seventeen and their coaches or assistant coaches. Youth teams from any sport can apply, from minor hockey to swimming and high school sports.

Applications to attend Wheat Kings’ Saturday night home games this season, beginning with the October 4th game against the visiting Red Deer Rebels, are now being accepted. Coaches, managers or other team officials can enter their team online at

BRANDON BITS: The Wheat Kings enter the week with 28 players on their roster, excluding right-winger Richard Nejezchleb, who continues to skate with the New York Rangers’ American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford … Defenceman Ryan Pilon, the former Lethbridge Hurricane, is currently leading the club in scoring with two goals and 6 points through the first four games … Netminder Jordan Papirny has stopped 56 of 59 shots in back to back road wins this season. overall, the 18-year old Edmonton product has compiled a 4-0-0 record, a 2.00 goals against average and a .929 save percentage … Moosomin’s Jesse Gabrielle leads the Wheat Kings in goals with four.

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