Sunday, 5 September 2010

Stone's Hat-Trick Leads White to Win

Mark Stone's hat-trick led Team White to a 5-4 victory over Team Black at the Wheat Kings' annual intrasquad game on Sunday afternoon.

Scott Glennie added a goal and two assists and Shayne Wiebe had four helpers as the line combined for eleven points.

"Yeah, those last two games we seemed to play really well," says Stone, who also had an assist in the contest, "We generated quite a bit of offence, skated really well...it looked like we've been playing together for a while."

Stone is expected to fill a void on one of the Wheat Kings' top two lines in 2010-2011 and developing chemistry early with Glennie and Wiebe could be a could sign for Brandon.

"I want to play a big-time role this year," says Stone, "People are questioning us right away, and I don't see why. I think we have a great base coming back and I think we can compete with anyone in the league."

Stone was selected by Ottawa in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and will leave for the Senators' Rookie Camp on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Jens Meilleur also scored for Team White on Sunday while David Toews, Brett Blatz, Daniel Asham and Brayden Schenn scored for Team Black.

As far as the goaltending was concerned, Andrew Hayes stopped 20 of 22 shots in the first 31 minutes for Team White with Corbin Boes then stopping 11 of 13 shots the rest of the way
Jacob De Serres stopped 15 of 18 shots over the first 31 minutes for Team Black with Ty Rimmer then blocking 13 of 15 shots the rest of the way.

The Wheat Kings were expected to release several players on Sunday evening as they par down their pre-season roster.

Brandon's first pre-season game will be Friday in Regina.

Chaff...LW Michael Ferland (knee) and G Liam Liston (groin) both sat out Sunday's intrasquad game...there were two scraps during Sunday's contest, a second period tilt between rookies Spencer Galbraith and Cody Nelson and a third period fight between blueliners Josh Elmes and Dylan Kuczek...former Wheat Kings' captain Ryan Craig, who makes his off-season home in Brandon, was one of the coaches for the victorious Team White.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would love to see Ryan Craig behind the wheaties bench permanately when his playing days are done.