Friday, 7 October 2011

Wheat Kings' Lineup vs. Prince George (October 7, 2011)

1. Corbin Boes
33. Liam Liston

Defence Pairs
32. Ryley Miller - 2. Ryan Pulock
6. Ayrton Nikkel - 34. Spencer Galbraith
7. Eric Roy - 5. Jordan Fransoo

Forward Lines
13. Alessio Bertaggia - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 16. Mark Stone
27. Michael Ferland - 14. Jason Swyripa - 8. Brenden Walker
18. Bruno Mraz - 21. Tyrel Seaman - 24. Jens Meilleur
12. Carter Proft - 20. Daniel Asham - 26. Dakota Conroy

- Brandon scratches are D Brodie Melnychuk, F Dominick Favreau, D Rene Hunter and D Dylan Kuczek. Kuczek is a healthy scratch for the sixth straight game while Melnychuk, Favreau and Hunter are all sidelined with upper, lower, middle, inner, outer body injuries.

- The Cougars named D Jesse Forsberg their new captain earlier today, but he sits tonight as he continues to recover from off-season shoulder surgery. Among the other PG scratches is Winnipeg product Charles Inglis, who sits Game #3 of his 10-game suspension.

- Devon Fordyce gets his first career WHL start in goal for Prince George while Corbin Boes starts his third straight and fifth in six games this season for Brandon.

- The Cougars dress six 16-year old players tonight including the #1 pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam, F Alex Forsberg. Forsberg is currently tied for the team lead in scoring with five points (2 G, 3 A).

- Mark Stone (5 G, 8 A) and Alessio Bertaggia (5 G, 3 A) both enter tonight's contest riding 5-game point scoring streaks. Eric Roy (2 G, 5 A), Michael Ferland (4 G, 2 A) and Ryan Pulock (0 G, 4 A) are all on 3-game point streaks.

- Prince George's last visit to Brandon was on Remembrance Day, 2009, with Brandon skating away with a 7-3 victory.

- On a personal note, it was great catching up with former Wheat Kings and current Cougars' coach Dean Clark the past couple of days. There's one thing about Dean -- he's always got a story to tell.

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