33. Liam Liston
1. Corbin Boes
32. Ryley Miller - 2. Ryan Pulock
9. Rene Hunter - 5. Jordan Fransoo
7. Eric Roy - 34. Spencer Galbraith
17. Shayne Wiebe - 29. Matt MacKay - 16. Mark Stone
27. Michael Ferland - 15. Scott Glennie - 8. Brenden Walker
13. Hampus Gustafsson - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 18. David Toews
22. Dominick Favreau - 14. Jason Swyripa - 24. Jens Meilleur
- the Wheat Kings have won six straight home games and eight of their last 11 overall entering tonight's contest but will have their hands full with a Saskatoon team that was won 11 in a row, outscoring their opposition 63-29 in the process.
- Brayden Schenn makes his first return to Brandon since being dealt to Saskatoon at the January 10th WHL Trade Deadline. After initially indicated there would be no special recognition for Schenn tonight, the Wheat Kings had a change of heart and will have a video tribute to their former co-captain during the first period marketing break.
- Speaking of Schenn, I had a chance to catch up to him prior to tonight's contest...
- One of the other storylines the Wheat Kings are certainly playing up, at least their facebook page, is that there's an expectation of a rematch between Brandon's Michael Ferland and Saskatoon's Darian Dziurzynski tonight. The two fought in Saskatoon on January 11th, with Dziurzynski getting the better of Ferland thanks to a quick left jab at the start of the scrap. I wonder what the WHL thinks the fact this 'rematch' is being promoted by the home team? Would this count as a premeditated fight, if it were to happen? Stay tuned!
- A matchup of Wheat Kings' prospects tomorrow at the Canada Winter Games when Garrett Bruce and Team Manitoba face Ayrton Nikkel and British Columbia in the quarter-finals. Tim McGauley and Max Powiada are the only other Wheat Kings' prospects at the Games, both playing for Team Saskatchewan.