Brandon Wheat Kings This Week — Oct.28

Brandon Wheat Kings Info For The Week Of Oct. 28 — Nov. 3 —

Members of the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings are enjoying a day off Sunday as they prepare for the second leg of their 6-game western road swing.

Brandon Wheat KingsFresh off back to back losses in Spokane and Kennewick (Tri-Cities Americans) over the weekend, the Wheat Kings have arrived in Seattle and will be back on the ice Monday in preparation for games against the 10-3-0 Thunderbirds on Tuesday and the defending Champion Portland Winter Hawks on Wednesday.

In Friday’s game, the Chiefs blew open a relatively tight game with four third period goals en route to a convincing 7-1 victory. On Saturday, the Americans won their fourth game in five by beating the Wheat Kings 4-1. Tri-Cities scored two first period powerplay goals and never looked back.

With the two losses, Brandon’s road record slipped to 2-5-0 and 7-7-0 overall, dropping them into ninth place in the WHL’s Eastern Conference.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Tuesday night, October 29th @ Seattle Thunderbirds
Wednesday night, October 30th @ Portland Winterhawks
Friday, November 1st @ Everett Silvertips
Sunday, November 3rd @ Lethbridge Hurricanes

Tuesday’s game will be Taylor Green’s first game against his former club since being moved to Brandon this past August. Meanwhile when Nick Walters takes to the ice on Friday, it will mark his first game in Everett since last year’s Trade Deadline deal that saw the Wheat Kings send Ayrton Nikkel to the Silvertips.

Sunday’s game against the ‘Canes will be Brandon’s first against former starting netminder Corbin Boes since last April’s trade that saw the Wheat Kings send the 20-year old to Lethbridge in exchange for a swap of first round picks. By making that deal, Wheat Kings coach and general manager Kelly McCrimmon was able to select highly touted defenceman Kale Claque from Lloydminster with the sixth overall pick.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES:

When the Brandon Wheat Kings return home next week, they will wind up playing three games in five nights in what has turned out to be an interesting 2013-14 schedule.

Thursday, November 7th vs. Saskatoon Blades @ 7pm
Friday, November 8th vs. Swift Current Broncos @ 7:30pm 
Monday, November 11th vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes @ 2:30pm (Remembrance Day)

The first 2,000 fans attending the Friday night game will receive a limited edition Ryan Pulock Bobblehead doll, courtesy of Giant Tiger. Monday’s matinee meanwhile will feature a Salute to Westman Minor Hockey, presented by Koch Fertilizer Canada.

PLANS FOR 2013 SKILLS DAY ANNOUNCED:

The Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with Scotiabank are pleased to announce plans for the 2nd Annual Skills Day. The skills competition, which will be hosted by Top Shot Hockey from Toronto will include a number of events including Breakaway, Relay, Accuracy and Hardest Shot and will feature all of the Wheat Kings’ current players. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, December 1st at Westman Communications Group Place and has been made possible through the generous support of Brandon’s two Scotiabank branches.

Tickets to this year’s Skills Day are on sale for just $2 and can be purchased at the Wheat Kings office, BDO Fan Services during November home games as well as Brandon’s two Scotiabank locations.

NOVEMBER IS MOVEMBER MONTH:

After helping to generate close to $25,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in what turned out to be a very successful “Pink the Rink” Night last weekend, the Wheat Kings are turning their attention to men’s health and November’s “Movember” Campaign. While more details are expected to be announced this coming week, the club has confirmed that Tip a Wheat King Night will be held Wednesday, November 27th at Applebees.

BRANDON BITS:

After scoring a season high six goals in last Saturday’s win over the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Wheat Kings have managed to score twice in the first two games of this west coast excursion. Overall, Brandon has been outscored 54-45 this season…17-year old John Quenneville leads the club in scoring with seven goals and 13 points in 14 games. Three others are tied with 11 points each…No Wheat King is averaging at least a point per game this season…Brandon is 4-0-0 in games decided by one goal.

courtesy of BrandonWheatKings.com

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