Brandon Wheat Kings This Week — Dec.9

Brandon Wheat Kings News For The Week Of Dec. 9 – Dec.15 –

The Brandon Wheat Kings will be busy this week as they close out their pre-Christmas Western Hockey League schedule at Westman Communications Group Place.

After going 1-1-1 during last week’s 3-game home stand, the Brandon Wheat Kings travelled to Moose Jaw on Saturday and scored a 3-1 victory over the Warriors.  Veteran netminder Curtis Honey got the call between the pipes in what was his first start since October 30th – due to an upper body injury – and turned aside 29 shots to backstop Brandon.  Neepawa’s Quintin Lisoway meanwhile scored the game winning goal in the third period.

Brandon enters the week, which begins Tuesday night with a game against the visiting Kamloops Blazers, with a record of 16-14-2-0.

THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, December 10th vs. Kamloops Blazers @ 7pm
Friday, December 13th vs. Kelowna Rockets @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14th vs. Moose Jaw Warriors @ 7:30pm

Tickets to all three games go back on sale Monday morning at the Keystone Centre box office.  Fans can order by phone at 726-3555 or online at wheatkings.com

Tuesday night is also Rain Check Night against the Blazers.  Any unused ticket can be exchanged at the box office for a free ticket to this game (regular box office agency fees apply).  It is also the first “2 for Tuesdays” game of the 2013-14 campaign.  Fans will receive a free ticket when they purchase one at the regular price.  As well, the Keystone Centre will be offering $2.99 beer, $2 hot dogs and $2 popcorn for this game.

Friday night meanwhile is the annual Shoppers Mall Teddy Bear and Touque Toss, in support of the local Christmas Cheer Registry.

THIS WEEK’S PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Monday, December 9th @ 1:45pm
Wednesday, December 11th @ 1:45pm
Thursday, December 12th @ 1:45pm

THIS WEEK’S PLAYER APPEARANCES:

Monday, December 9th – Christmas School visits to Waverly Park and Kirkcaldy Heights
Wednesday, December 11th – MPI / Brandon Sun School Patrol Luncheon @ JR Reid School
Wednesday, December 11th – CIBC Read to Succeed @ Onanole Elementary School
Wednesday, December 11th – Christmas School visits to St. Augustines and George Fitton Schools
Thursday, December 12th – CIBC Read to Succeed visit @ CanAm Colony
Thursday, December 12th – Christmas School visits to Betty Gibson, Earl Oxford and Riverheights

As well, members of the Brandon Wheat Kings will be signing autographs at Teleco Supply, your Rogers authorized dealer from 4-5:30pm at their 18th Street location across from the Keystone Centre.

December customers doing a Hardware upgrade or New Activation at their Brandon store will receive the limited edition Wheat Kings hat, mittens and blanket – valued at over $70.

“At TELECO, we pride ourselves in the exceptional customer experience we provide,” says Teleco marketing manager Abby Dowhos. “We understand the importance of supporting local organizations which is why we are so exciting to be partnering with the Wheat Kings for the second year in a row.  Take advantage of our Wheat Kings promo this month – it’s even more exciting than last years!” 

THE NEW WHEAT KINGS TEAM STORE OPENS FOR BUSINESS:

In addition to hosting Swift Current this past Friday, the Brandon Wheat Kings brand new Team Store opened for business at the Keystone Centre.  The store, which will be managed by Heather Thomas, will be open from 11am – 5pm Monday through Friday and all home games.  The store is situated inside the east main entrance (Keystone Centre amp), where the hockey club’s operations had been located.  In early November, the team moved offices to the top of the ramp, adjacent to the Keystone’s Pioneer Lounge.

“We’re excited to offer a new shopping experience to Wheat Kings’ fans,” says Team Store manager Heather Thomas.  “We want our customers to feel comfortable and have the ability to see our many options up close.”

“Customers will also be able to search for items online at the club’s new online store that can be found at www.wheatkings.com,” she went on to say.

CHL MOVEMBER CAMPAIGN A HUGE SUCCESS:

The Canadian Hockey League has announced that over $157,000 was raised during this year’s Movember campaign, helping change the face of men’s health.  In Brandon, the Wheat Kings generated donations of over $3,200, which translates to an increase of over $1,200 from last year.  Topping the list of ten participating Wheat Kings was captain Ryan Pulock with $630.

As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.  During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world.  Through the power of the moustache, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

BRANDON BITS:

17-year old Jayce Hawryluk, who celebrated being chosen the WHL club’s IMPACT Player of the Month for November with a last minute game winning goal Wednesday night against Regina, returns from a 2-game WHL suspension on Tuesday night when Brandon plays host to the Blazers … John Quenneville had his 6-game point scoring streak snapped in Saturday’s win over the Warriors.  During that span of games, he had six goals and 12 points … In another one of this year’s curious scheduling quirks, the Wheat Kings will host Moose Jaw this Saturday night, meaning that Brandon and the Warriors will have played seven times during the first half of the 2013-14 regular season … Richard Nejezchleb has been invited to attend the Czech Republic National Junior Selection Camp this coming week … The Salvation Army Band will be taking donations and performing the national anthem before Friday’s game against Kelowna.

courtesy of  BrandonWheatKings.com

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