Friday, 9 December 2011

Boes Breaks Hand, Out Indefinitely

The Brandon Wheat Kings will be without goaltender Corbin Boes for an extended period of time.

The club announced this afternoon that the 18-year old Boes suffered a broken hand during Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings, and will be sidelined indefinitely.

The timetable for recovery from a broken hand is usually around six weeks, which means Boes will likely be sidelined until the end of January.

Boes is 11-5-1 this season with a 3.00 goals against average and .908 save percentage.

The loss of Boes means the majority of the goaltending duties will fall to Brandon Anderson, who is 5-6-1 with a 4.31 GAA and .876 SPCT in 13 appearances with the Wheat Kings since being acquired in a trade with Lethbridge on October 16th.

Jordan Papirny, who was the 22nd pick in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, will be Anderson's backup for tonight's game in Red Deer.

Papirny plays with the SSAC Athletics of the Alberta AAA Midget Hockey League and also helped Alberta to a gold medal at the Western Canadian Under-16 Championship in October, being named the tournament's all-star goaltender.

Papirny's addition is likely a short-term answer for the Wheat Kings for this weekend. They will likely be seeking out a more permanent solution moving forward.

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