Brandon Wheat Kings This Week — Feb 10

Brandon Wheat Kings This Week — February 10 —

The WHL playoff race heats up!

The Brandon Wheat Kings begin the week sitting alone in second place in the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Division and sixth place in the Conference after splitting a weekend home and home series with the front running Swift Current Broncos.

Seven different players lit the lamp on Friday night at Westman Place as the Wheat Kings skated to an 8-1 victory. However, Sunday night in Swift Current was a different story as the Broncos scored three unanswered second period goals to beat the Wheat Kings 3-0. Brandon went 0 for 8 with the man advantage and managed just 24 shots on goal as Swift Current regained top spot in the division.

Sunday’s game was the first of three straight on the road for the Wheat Kings, who begin the week with a record of 28-21-5-1, good for 62 points.  Brandon will play in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge on Tuesday and Wednesday nights before returning home for a weekend twin bill with the Kootenay Ice.

Entering Tuesday night’s game against the Tigers, Brandon is 11-14-3-1 away from home.

Eastern Conference playoff race:

WHL standings

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, February 11th @ Medicine Hat Tigers
Wednesday, February 12th @ Lethbridge Hurricanes
Friday, February 14th vs Kootenay Ice @ 7:30pm – Presented by Teleco Supply
Saturday, February 15th vs. Kootenay Ice @ 7:30pm 
 “Aaron’s Furniture Player Card Giveaway”

J&G HOMES KIDS VIP DAY CONTEST:

J&G Homes Ltd., in association with the Brandon Wheat Kings are pleased to unveil plans for a special February promotion that will see students from across the city receive free tickets to an upcoming Western Hockey League game.  The J&G Homes VIP Kids Night is scheduled for Friday, February 21st when the Wheat Kings play host to the visiting Calgary Hitmen at Westman Communications Group Place.

Feb.3

In addition to providing over 2,500 local kindergarten to grade four students with a complimentary ticket to the game, students will have the chance to enter a special coloring Contest on Facebook for a chance to win a grand prize, valued at over $750.  Western Manitoba students can enter the contest by visiting J&G Homes’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JandGHomesLtd and downloading a special Kids Night coloring page.  These coloring pages will also be available at BDO Fan Services at upcoming Wheat Kings home games, by visiting J & G Homes Ltd or by stopping by Brandon Source for Sports.

One lucky student will win the VIP Prize Pack which includes a $500 contribution from J&G Homes towards registration fees of any extracurricular activity of their choice in 2014-15, a $200 gift card from Brandon Source for Sports, four VIP tickets to the Wheat Kings game on Friday, February 21st, a behind the scenes game day tour as well as a professional team photo with the 2013-14 Wheat Kings.
 
2014 SPORTSMAN’S DINNER PROVES TO BE ANOTHER SUCCESS:

The Brandon Wheat Kings CKLQ Sportsman’s Dinner, which is held annually to raise money for the Wheat Kings’ Scholarship Fund, was sold out for the sixth straight year and featured the likes of 6-time Stanley Cup Champion Bryan Trottier, Sportsnet’s Gord Stellick and comedian Andrew Grose.

In addition to the dinner, the evening featured both Live and Silent Auctions and among the high bids during the night included a special Westman Golf Package, an autographed Matt Calvert Columbus Blue Jackets jersey as well as an autographed game jersey from Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

While the Stamkos jersey went to $1,100 to Precision Toyota, the golf package which included a Jordan Eberle autographed Titleist bag went for $1,050 to Rocky Mountain Equipment. Meanwhile the Calvert sweater was purchased for $1,000 by Scotia McLeod’s Len Schneider.

As well, close to $700 was raised in coat check tips for Neelin High School TADD.

The WHL continues to be one of the best developmental hockey leagues in the world and the WHL provides our finest young talent the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising academic goals.

BRANDON BITS:

Rihards Bukarts had a career high 8-game point scoring streak snapped Sunday night in Swift Current as the Latvian left-winger was unable to play due to an upper body injury.  The 8-gamer matched Peter Quenneville for the Wheat Kings longest streak this season … The first 2,000 fans in attendance this Saturday vs. Kootenay will receive a complete set of 2013-14 Wheat Kings Player Cards … Brandon plays a total of eight home games during the month of February.

courtesy of  BrandonWheatKings.com

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