Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Seaman, Wheat Kings Set to Return

Tyrel Seaman is set to
return Wednesday
Tyrel Seaman returns to the Brandon lineup Wednesday night when they host the Regina Pats to begin the second half of their season (7:00 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

Seaman has been sidelined since November 25 but feels he's up to speed and ready to go.

"I'm doing good," said Seaman after practice Tuesday, "I skated pretty much every day at home there (during the Christmas break) at the old rink and got back into shape so I should be good to go."

Seaman's return from a concussion couldn't come at a better time for the Wheat Kings, who'll be missing Mark Stone and Alessio Bertaggia for at least the next ten days because of their commitments at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Seaman has six goals and 17 points in 27 games so far this season.

"Hopefully I'll be right back to where I was. I was playing well before I got hurt, I'd be good to go after it in a bigger role now. Might be seeing some power-play time now so have to contribute on that."

Seaman's return leaves only goaltender Corbin Boes (hand, indefinite) on the Wheat Kings' injury list though rookie defenceman Ayrton Nikkel is also away this week, playing with Team Pacific at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ontario.

Chaff...Wawanesa product Jordan Thomson made his WH: debut Tuesday, going pointless while playing forward for Kamloops in their 4-3 shootout loss to Vancouver...former Wheat King Ryan Stone has signed with Germany's Hamburg Freezers for the rest of the year after his release by mutual agreement by TPS Turku. Stone had six goals and 10 points in 25 games with Turko...the Moose Jaw Warriors have added former Wheat King Wheaton King to their roster to give them 12 forwards for their upcoming U.S. Division road trip. King has 30 points in 35 games with the SJHL's Kindersley Klippers this season...Wheat King prospects Jayce Hawryluk, Brett Kitt and Tyler Coulter were among the players named to participate in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League All-Star game January 15 in Morden.

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