Saturday, 2 April 2011

Wheat Kings' Lineup for Game #5 in Medicine Hat (April 2)

Goaltenders
1. Corbin Boes
35. Michael Tadjdeh

Defencemen
3. Brodie Melnychuk - 2. Ryan Pulock
9. Rene Hunter - 5. Jordan Fransoo
34. Spencer Galbraith - 7. Eric Roy

Forward Lines
17. Shayne Wiebe - 29. Matt MacKay - 16. Mark Stone
27. Michael Ferland - 15. Scott Glennie - 18. David Toews
13. Hampus Gustafsson - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 24. Jens Meilleur
21. Tyrel Seaman - 14. Jason Swyripa - 22. Dominick Favreau

Just Notes
- Spencer Galbraith, who has been a healthy scratch for the first four games of the series, is taking warmup 'just in case.' He and Favreau are both listed as question marks, but the nature of the WHL playoffs means that neither one of them is actually the one that is questionable. My best guess - D Ryley Miller, who missed practice yesterday and didn't skate earlier today.

- F Brenden Walker (concussion) and G Liam Liston (concussion) are the other scratches for Brandon while G Tyler Bunz (concussion), F Tyler Pitlick (ankle) and D Patrik Parkkonen (unknown) are out for Medicine Hat.

- Michael Tadjdeh arrived in Medicine Hat this afternoon and will back for Brandon starter Corbin Boes tonight. Tadjdeh started a pair of games for Brandon earlier this season (Jan.14 & Jan.15).

- For the first time in this series, there may be an equal amount of pressure on both teams. Brandon, as the underdogs, were a little less pressured with 1-0 and 2-1 series leads but after being unable to hold a 4-2 third period lead in Game #4, things are certainly even in that department, IMO. Interesting to see how the Wheat Kings' young guns handle that increase, especially their 'Kiddie Core" on the backend.

**UPDATE - Ryley Miller is out tonight for Brandon. Spencer Galbraith makes his WHL debut on the Brandon blueline**

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