Friday, 6 January 2012

Brandon lineup at Prince Albert (January 6, 2012)

Mark Stone holds up his bronze medal from the the
2012 World Junior Hockey Championship after arriving
at Saskatoon airport earlier today.
35. Curtis Honey
33. Brandon Anderson

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

27. Michael Ferland - 8. Brenden Walker - 16. Mark Stone
19. Darian Dziurzynski - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 13. Alessio Bertaggia
22. Dominick Favreau - 14. Jason Swyripa - 24. Jens Meilleur
26. Dakota Conroy - 20. Daniel Asham - 18. Bruno Mraz

- Brandon scratches F Tyrel Seaman (suspected concussion), G Corbin Boes (broken hand), D Dylan Kuczek (healthy) and D Ayrton Nikkel (healthy).
- G Curtis Honey gets his first career WHL start in goal for Brandon. The 17-year old Honey has made a pair of relief appearances since joining the Wheat Kings after Christmas.

- Don't let the 13-point difference in the standings fool you. This is an important weekend for the Wheat Kings, having back-to-back lopsided losses and have going 5-9-0-0 in their last 14 games has dropped Brandon into eighth-place in the Eastern Conference and, all of a sudden, they can see teams in the rear-view mirror rather than looking at moving up in the standings. Red Deer sits ninth, seven points behind Brandon with two games in hand.

- The Raiders have lost two straight after a five-game winning streak and going 8-1-0-1 in their previous 10 games. They've, at the very least, gotten themselves back into the conversation when it comes to the playoffs.

- Brandon product Carson Perreaux misses his seventh straight game with a shoulder injury for the Raiders.

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