Sunday, 27 February 2011

Wheat Kings Win Ninth Straight at Home

You'd have to excure Tyrel Seaman, Jordan Fransoo and Eric Roy if they were feeling a little left out on Saturday night.

The trio of rookies were the only Brandon skaters that failed to hit the scoresheet as the Wheat Kings downed the Regina Pats 9-3 to extend their home-ice winning streak to nine straight games.

Eight different players had goals and 15 contributed points for the Wheat Kings with Shayne Wiebe scoring twice, including the 100th of this WHL career, and Scott Glennie having a goal and two assists.

Brandon broke things open with five unanswered goals after Regina's Dyson Stevenson scored 1:06 into the third period, pulling the Pats to within a goal at 4-3.

"In the first period, I think we were just okay," said Glennie on CKLQ's post-game show, "After that, I think the ball started rolling and we started clicking. I think we found some more energy in the second and third."

Rene Hunter also had a goal and two assists for Brandon while Brodie Melnychuk, Paul Ciarelli, Jason Swyripa, Jens Meilleur and Michael Ferland also scored for the Wheat Kings.

Brandon finishes the month of February with a 9-2-0-0 record, having scored 68 goals in 11 games this month.

"When you're scoring that amount of goals, you're usually putting yourself in a good position to win some hockey games," says Glennie, who is two points shy of 300 for his Wheat Kings' career, "It's been a fun stretch here in February, winning a lot of games and putting ourselves in a better position for playoffs and stuff like that. I think our team is really starting to gel together and it's a really good sign around this time."

Mark Stone contributing three assists to the Brandon cause to push his season point total to 92.

The Wheat Kings remain seventh in the Eastern Conference, one point behind Edmonton and seven ahead of both Lethbridge and Prince Albert.

Chaff...Matt MacKay had one assist for Brandon to extend his point-scoring streak to 17 games...Ferland's goal was his 20th of the season, the sixth Wheat Kings to hit the 20-goal mark this season...Swyripa's goal was his first since December 12th, breaking a 28-game goalless drought.

Regina Pats 3 at Brandon Wheat Kings 9

First Period
1. Brandon, Wiebe 36 (Miller, Stone) 3:55
2. Regina, Weal 31 (Bell, Davidson) 7:01
3. Regina, Weal 32 (Davidson, Bell) 8:33 (pp)
4. Brandon, Wiebe 37 (Glennie, MacKay) 12:07 (pp)

Penalties: Bidlevskii Reg (fighting) Seaman Bdn (goaltender interference, fighting; served by Gustafsson) 7:18, Miller Bdn (cross-checking) 7:49, Neigum Reg (tripping) 9:07, Jung Reg (high-sticking) 11:10, Reddin Reg (holding) 16:31.

Second Period
5. Brandon, Glennie 32 (Stone, Pulock) 13:24 (pp)
6. Brandon, Swyripa 9 (Hunter) 14:47

Penalties: Weal Reg (hooking) 0:33, Ciarelli Bdn (interference) 4:08, Davidson Reg (hooking) 8:48, Davidson Reg (roughing) 11:40, Neigum Reg (instigator, fighting, misconduct; served by Stevenson) Regina bench (unsportsmanlike conduct; served by Olstad) Miller Bdn (fighting) 18:58.
Third Period
7. Regina, Stevenson 6 (Olstad) 1:06
8. Brandon, Hunter 3 (Pulock, Gustafsson) 3:06
9. Brandon, Ferland 20 (Walker, Glennie) 7:21
10. Brandon, Melnychuk 6 (Stone) 7:49
11. Brandon, Ciarelli 6 (Toews, Gustafsson) 12:29
12. Brandon, Meilleur 4 (Swyripa, Hunter) 16:05

Penalties: Bell Reg, Fransoo Bdn (fighting) 3:23, Mitchell Reg, Miller Bdn (fighting) 14:14, Bidlevskii Reg, Ferland Bdn (fighting) 14:16.

Shots on goal by:
Regina 8 9 5 - 22
Brandon 12 15 8 - 35
Goal: Regina: Hewitt (L,11-10-1); Brandon: Boes (W,7-10-6).

Power plays (goals-chances): Regina: 1-3; Brandon: 2-8.

Referees: Ryan Bonnett, Patrick Gagnon; Linesmen: Derek Reimer, Dustin Deck.

Attendance: 4,782.

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