Thursday, 11 March 2010

Wheat Kings Win Sixth Straight

The Brandon Wheat Kings rolled to their sixth consecutive victory Wednesday night, downing the Moose Jaw Warriors 8-2.

Brayden Schenn had two goals and four assists to pace the Brandon offence while linemates Matt Calvert and Scott Glennie combined for nine points with Calvert having two goals and three assists and Glennie a goal and three helpers.

"That's what we're looking, not only our line but the other lines are contributing as well," said Schenn on CKLQ's post-game show, "We're just going to use these last two games to prepare for the playoffs and we want to go into the playoffs at our best."

Schenn has goals in six straight games and eight of the last nine and has scored 19 times in 24 games since returning from the World Junior Hockey Championship.

"That's a focus of mine. I try to dish to Glennie and Calvert as much as I can but if there's a lane there, I'm going to try and shoot it," says Schenn, "They've been doing a good job in getting me the puck and the three of us have been finding some open ice and some back-door plays. I think we're just feeding off each other right now and, hopefully, we can stay hot."

Aaron Lewadniuk also scored twice for Brandon including his team-leading 14th power-play goal of the year while Colby Robak added a goal and two assists.

The victory moved Brandon three points ahead of second-place Saskatoon in the East Division with both teams having two games to play.

The Wheat Kings need to garner just a single point in their final two contests to clinch the East Division pennant.

Chaff...Brandon hit the 100-point mark for the second straight season Wednesday, just the second time in franchise history the club has had back-to-back 100 point campaigns. They did it three straight years frm 1976 to 1979...attendance Wednesday was a new single-game record 6,022. That breaks the previous record of 5,957, set during a playoff game on April 20, 2005...Brandon's second total is just over 165 thousand, which is also a club record...Wheat King scratches Wednesday were Jesse Sinatynski (healthy), Paul Ciarelli (thumb) and Ryley Miller (jaw)...D Mark Schneider returned to the Brandon lineup Wednesday after missing three games with a concussion.

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