Brandon Wheat Kings This Week — Jan. 6

Brandon Wheat Kings News For The Week Of  Jan. 6 – Jan. 12 –

The Brandon Wheat Kings continue a busy Western Hockey League homestand this week with three games, including two against an Eastern Division rival.

Fresh off Saturday’s dramatic 4-3 overtime win over the visiting Regina Pats, the Wheat Kings host the Red Deer Rebels on Tuesday night before playing back to back games this weekend against the Prince Albert Raiders.

Brandon begins the week with a record of 21-16-4-0, good for 46 points and sole posession of fifth place in the WHL’s Eastern Conference.  The Brandon Wheat Kings are currently one point up on both Regina and Kootenay and trail the fourth place Medicine Hat Tigers by three.

Meanwhile both of Brandon’s opponents this week will be looking to gain some ground on the Wheat Kings.  While Red Deer is ninth in the conference and four points behind Brandon, the Raiders currently occupy the eighth and final playoff spot and sit just two behind the Wheats.

The Brandon Wheat Kings will close out this homestand on Friday, January 17th vs. Swift Current.

THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, January 7th vs. Red Deer Rebels @ 7pm
This is the second “2 for Tuesday” of the 2013-14 season, which means fans will receive a “free” ticket when they purchase a ticket at the regular price.  As well, the Keystone Centre will be offering a number of concession specials such as $2.99 beer, $2 hot dogs, soft drinks and popcorn.

Friday, January 14th vs. Prince Albert Raiders @ 7:30pm
SUPER THRIFTY NIGHT

Saturday, January 15th vs. Prince Albert Raiders @ 7:30pm
This Saturday is 80’s Retro Night at Westman Place, presented by The Victoria Inn.  As well, the Victoria Inn and the Wheat Kings are pleased to present SUPERFAN Cameron Hughes

THIS WEEK’S TICKET INFORMATION:

In addition to purchasing tickets at the Keystone Centre Box Office, fans can order by phone at (204) 726-3555 or online at www.wheatkings.com or www.keystonecentre.com

Saturday night is also another Brandon Source for Sports – Subway Family Night.  The Wheat Kings $48 Family Pack includes 2 adult and 2 youth tickets, 4 6″ subs from Subway and 4 programs. See Brandon Source for Sports for more details.

THIS WEEK’S PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Monday, January 6th @ 1:45pm @ Westman Place
Wednesday, January 8th @ 1:45 pm @ Westman Place
Thursday, January 9th @ 1:45 pm @ Westman Place

THIS WEEK’S PLAYER APPEARANCES:

Wednesday, January 8th – CIBC Read to Succeed Visit to Carberry School
Thursday, January 9th – CBIC Read to Succeed Visit to Hazel M. Kellington Elementary in Neepawa

BRANDON BITS:

Plans are well underway for the 2014 Wheat Kings CKLQ Sportsman’s Dinner to be held on Thursday, February 6th in the Keystone Centre’s UCT Pavillion.  This year’s speakers include 6-time Stanley Cup Champion Bryan Trottier, Sportsnet’s Gord Stellick and Edmonton comedian Andrew Grose.  Proceeds from the sale of tickets to the event will be donated to the hockey club’s Scholarship Foundation … 16-year old Braylon Shmyr returns from the World Under 17 Challenge Cup with a silver medal after Team Pacific lost to the United States in Saturday’s Championship Final in Cape Breton … Wheat Kings have just one regulation loss in their last ten games on home ice (7-1-2-0), outscoring their opponents 51-30 in the process … After Saturday’s OT win vs. Regina, rookie netminder Jordan Papirny is now 3-0-0 with a 2.33 goals against average and a .930 save percentage in games against the Pats.  He’s also 4-0-0 with a 1.75 goals against average and a .940 save percentage in his last four starts … Former Wheat Kings Captain Mark Stone scored his first ever NHL goal on Saturday night in Montreal against the Canadiens … Hockey Canada unveils its 2014 Olympic Team roster on Tuesday.

courtesy of BrandonWheatKings.com

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