Saturday, 3 December 2011

Dziurzynski Nets Hatty on Teddy Toss Night

Darian Dziurzynski potted three goals and picked up some
stuffed toy on a busy Friday night in Westman Place
Darian Dziurzynski's hat-trick led the Brandon Wheat Kings to a 4-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night.

Dziurzynski scored a pair a power-play goals filling in on Brandon's #1 unit in place of the suspended Michael Ferland.

"Pretty easy to play on the power-play with Stone and Walker," said Dziurzynski on CKLQ's post-game show, "Just stand in front of the net and wait for pucks to come that way."

"He did a real good job net-front. He's very intelligent around the net, and even 5-on-5, any time that puck gets low, you know it's coming to the front of the net," added Brandon coach Cory Clouston, "He probably does that as well or better than anybody in the league where he gets his body in a good position to be able to get the puck to the front of the net, and position himself for rebounds, deflections and tips."

Dziurzynski also scored his team-leading third shorthanded goal of the season while Ryan Pulock added a goal and two assists for the Wheat Kings including the Teddy Bear goal 1:24 into the middle frame that tied the game 1-1.

John Persson scored the only goal of the first period for Red Deer while Brooks Maxwell added his first career WHL goal for the Rebels.

Bolton Pouliot stopped 26 shots in the Red Deer net while Corbin Boes made 30 saves for Brandon.

The victory allowed Brandon to remain one point behind Saskatoon for top spot in the East Division.

The Wheat Kings next action is Sunday when they host the Regina Pats (6:00 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

Chaff...Red Deer D Matt Dumba left the game in the first period after taking a wrist shot in the mouth but returned before the midway mark of the second period...Minnedosa product Chad Robinson assisted on Persson's first period goal...former Wheat King Rob Klinkhammer was dealt by Chicago to Ottawa Friday for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft...former Wheat King Bob Woods, who was let go as an assistant coach in Washington's purge on Monday, has joined his former boss Bruce Boudreau as an assistant with the Anaheim Ducks.

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