Thursday, 10 November 2011

Boes Brilliant as Wheat Kings Down Raiders

Ryley Miller scored in his 156th career WHL game
on Wednesday night
The Brandon Wheat Kings snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday night.

Mark Stone and Eric Roy scored power-play goals in the first period to give Brandon a 2-0 lead and Corbin Boes made that lead hold up, stopped all 31 shots he faced in the first 40 minutes and 43 overall.

“The guys in practice says that he’s a big guy and a hard guy to score on,” said Brandon assistant coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk on CKLQ’s post-game show, “He made himself look big tonight, which he needs to. He didn’t have a lot of holes and it was good to see…you can tell he’s starting to play with a lot of confidence.”

Ryley Miller extended Brandon’s lead to 3-0 8:14 into the third period while Stone added his second of the night into an empty-net with 42 seconds left.

Miller’s goal was the first of his four-year WHL career and came in his 156th career regular season game.

“He’s had some opportunities, and he’s taken some razzing about it,” said Gylywoychuk, “It was a big goal for us, it settled things down for us a little bit…it’s good for (Ryley) to finally have one of those.”

Mark McNeill scored the lone goal for Prince Albert while Eric Williams made 32 saves in the Raiders’ net.

The victory improved Brandon to 12-6-1-1 overall and 8-4-0-0 on the road this season, and it moved the Wheat Kings into sole possession of second place in the East Division, one point behind the first-place Saskatoon Blades.

Brandon’s next action is Remembrance Day afternoon when they host the Swift Current Broncos (2:30 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

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