Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Walker Set for Centre

Brenden Walker will be the centre of attention on Tuesday night when the Brandon Wheat Kings face off with the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Walker will play the middle between Mark Stone and Alessio Bertaggia on the Wheat Kings’ top line.

“I feel real good. All I have to do is work hard and just play my game and be smart in the defensive zone,” said Walker on Tuesday, “Just work hard to get back and help the ‘D’ out.”

Walker, who has two goals and six points in six games this season, played centre throughout this minor hockey career and in the lone season he spent with the MJHL’s Portage Terriers in 2008-2009.

However, the Ste. Anne, Manitoba product feels there’ll be some adjustments after playing on the wing for two-plus seasons in Brandon.

“Playing centre, you have to a lot more supportive, work hard in corners,” said Walker, “It’s just a harder position, but you just have to be smart and I think I can do that, for sure.”

Walker missed the first three games of the season while bouncing back from an upper body injury that was related to a concussion he suffered in the WHL playoffs last March.

However, for Walker, he’s had no issues over the past three weeks.

“I feel great out there, everything’s good.” said Walker.

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