Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Brandon Lineup at Saskatoon (November 8, 2011)

Goaltenders
33. Brandon Anderson
1. Corbin Boes

Defence Pairs
32. Ryley Miller - 2. Ryan Pulock
7. Eric Roy - 5. Jordan Fransoo
3. Brodie Melnychuk - 9. Rene Hunter

Forward Lines
27. Michael Ferland - 8. Brenden Walker - 16. Mark Stone
13. Alessio Bertaggia - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 19. Darian Dziurzynski
26. Dakota Conroy - 21. Tyrel Seaman - 14. Jason Swyripa
6. Ayrton Nikkel - 18. Bruno Mraz - 20. Daniel Asham

Notes
- Brandon scratches are D Dylan Kuczek (healthy), F Dominick Favreau (knee) and F Jens Meilleur (upper body). Favreau skated in a no-contact jersey at practice Monday and is day-to-day, while Meilleur skated after practice Monday and is likely at least a week away.

- Darian Dziurzynski faces his former team for the first time since being acquired by the Wheat Kings on October 16th, but he isn't the only Wheat King playing his former team for the first time tonight. Ayrton Nikkel faces Saskatoon for the first time since being acquired by Brandon last January. The 16-year old rookie was a healthy scratch for the team's previous meeting this season on October 1st.

- Brandon Anderson gets his third straight start in the Wheat Kings' net tonight. Anderson recorded the 3,000th save of his WHL career over the weekend.

- Tuesday's game is a battle of the WHL's best road team and the WHL's best home team. Brandon is 7-3-0-0 on the road this season while the Blades are the only undefeated team on home ice, going into tonight's contest with an 8-0-0-0 record.

- Anxious to see Blades' goaltender Andrey Makarkov in person for the first time tonight. I hear he's a little unorthodox, but you can't argue with the numbers. He's 9-5 with a 2.50 GAA and .926 SPCT.

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