Thursday, 6 January 2011

Schenn Won't Be Here Friday..and other Notes

Brayden Schenn won't be in uniform for the Wheat Kings when they host the Calgary Hitmen on Friday night (7:30 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

In fact, the World Junior Hockey Championship MVP won't even be in Brandon.

Schenn flew home to Saskatoon today after wrapping up the WJC in disappointment last night with a 5-3 loss to Russia in the gold medal game.

Schenn played the final two-plus games at the World Juniors with a shoulder injury that is expected to keep him sidelined for at least the next 7-10 days.

The 19-year old Schenn is expected to rejoin the team next week, barring a change of address prior to Monday's WHL trade deadline.

Former Wheat King and Brandon product Matt Calvert is set to make his National Hockey League debut.

Calvert was recalled from Springfield (AHL) by the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday and is expected to play for the Blue Jackets tomorrow night in Anaheim.

Calvert, 21, has recorded 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points and 12 penalty minutes in 35 games during his first professional season with Springfield.

Calvert will become the sixth former Wheat King to make his NHL debut this season, joining Travis Hamonic (NY Islanders), Keith Aulie (Toronto), Ryan Reaves (St. Louis), Alexander Urbom (New Jersey) and Rob Klinkhammer (Chicago).

Just some sad news to pass along.

Long-time Wheat Kings' season ticket holder Paul (Pops) Solon Sr. passed away on Tuesday.

Solon, 86, had been a season ticket holder with the Wheat Kings since the 1948-49 season.

No comments: