Thursday, 27 October 2011

Three Wheat Kings Named Team WHL

Mark Stone is one of three Wheat
Kings named to Team WHL
Three members of the Brandon Wheat Kings have been named to Team WHL for the Subway Super Series next month.

Mark Stone, Michael Ferland and Jordan Fransoo will all be part of the team that'll face the Russian Selects in Regina on November 16th and in Moose Jaw on November 17th.

All three are scheduled to play in the Thursday game in Moose Jaw only.

Stone currently leads the WHL in scoring with 28 points and is riding a season-opening 13-game point streak

"I want Show something there to try and get invited to the December camp for the World Juniors," said Stone on Thursday, "One of main goals this year is to try and make the World Juniors and that's something I want to do."

Ferland is tied for 11th in league scoring with 17 points including a team-high nine goals.

"I think I've made more roomo for myself on the ice," said Ferland after Thursday's practice, "I've got some goals on the power-play, and with Walker and Stone, those guys are going to be able to find you. My linemates have been a big part of my success."

Fransoo had a chance to play at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ontario two years ago but knows next month's Super Series will be even more intense.

"It's just another rank up again. The skill level and intensity and eveyrthing else is just going to be so much higher," said Fransoo, "It's a good place for me to measure myself against other players from around the world."

In addition to Stone and Ferland, three other Manitobans were named to Team WHL in goaltender Calvin Pickard of the Seattle Thunderbirds and two members of the Moose Jaw Warriors in forward Quinton Howden (Oakbank) and defenceman Dylan McIlrath (Winnipeg).

The Subway Super Series is now into its ninth season, and is part of the evaluation process for selection to Hockey Canada's Selection Camp for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship.

Chaff...former Wheat Kings' co-captain Brayden Schenn could be out of the Philadelphia Flyers lineup for the next 4-6 weeks. Schenn suffered a broken left foot while blocking a P.K. Subban shot in Philadelphia's 5-1 loss in Montreal on Wednesday night. He was pointless in four games with the Flyers since being recalled from the AHL on October 19th.


Anonymous said...

Can't believe they didn't take Pulock guess being 2nd in scoring for D and +12 isn't good enough

Anonymous said...

brutal...pulock should have been a lock

Anonymous said...

Pulock got screwed.