Monday, 31 January 2011

Wheat Kings Home for Most of Playoff Push

The Brandon Wheat Kings are looking at a favourable schedule for the rest of the season.

The club plays 13 of their last 19 regular season games on home ice and spend only seven days on the road for the six games they'll play away from Westman Communications Group Place.

"We have to be prepared to take advantage of the opporunity in front of us with a good schedule," said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on CKLQ's Coaches' Corner program on Monday, "One disadvantage we have is that we've played more games than most of the teams we're currently competing with so we have to really make sure we do a good job of getting wins here in our building."

Brandon's ratio of home-and-away games is the best of the six teams competing for the final three playoff spots.

Here's the breakdown:
Edmonton: Home (9) Prince George, Kamloops, Calgary (2), Lethbridge (2), Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, Red Deer
Away (13) Seattle, Tri-City, Portland, Everett, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Swift Current, Lethbridge (2), Medicine Hat, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Red Deer

Swift Current: Home (10) Medicine Hat, Brandon (2), Kootenay, Edmonton, Regina (2), Prince Albert (2), Calgary
Road (8): Brandon (2), Prince Albert (2), Moose Jaw, Calgary, Kootenay, Red Deer

Prince Albert: Home (9) Red Deer, Lethbridge, Swift Current (2), Calgary, Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Regina, Edmonton
Road: (11) Regina (2), Saskatoon, Moose Jaw (2), Kootenay, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Calgary, Swift Current (2)

Brandon: Home (13) Saskatoon (3), Regina (3), Swift Current (2), Kootenay, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert
Road (6): Saskatoon (2), Swift Current (2), Regina, Moose Jaw

Lethbridge: Home (11) Vancouver, Regina, Prince George, Red Deer (2), Edmonton (2), Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat, Kootenay
Road (10) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Red Deer, Edmonton (2), Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna, Calgary, Kootenay

Regina: Home (8) Prince Albert (2), Kootenay, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon
Road (14) Saskatoon (2), Brandon (3), Kootenay, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Swift Current (2), Moose Jaw (2), Prince Albert.

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