Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wheat Kings' Lineup vs Saskatoon (January 11, 2012)

33. Brandon Anderson
35. Curtis Honey

3. Brodie Melnychuk - 2. Ryan Pulock
7. Eric Roy - 32. Ryley Miller
6. Ayrton Nikkel - 9. Rene Hunter

27. Michael Ferland - 16. Mark Stone - 8. Brenden Walker
19. Darian Dziurzynski - 29. Kevin Sundher - 13. Alessio Bertaggia
22. Dominick Favreau - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 24. Jens Meilleur
14. Jason Swyripa - 20. Daniel Asham - 18. Bruno Mraz

- Kevin Sundher makes his Wheat Kings' debut and, as expected, will centre a line between Darian Dziurzynski and Alessio Bertaggia while the Ferland, Walker, Stone trio stays together.

- Mark Stone is listed as a centre tonight, which is a subtle change although he took the majority of the faceoffs for the line this past weekend.

- Ryley Miller returns to the lineup after missing Saturday's game with illness. The veteran defenceman is minus-9 in the last three games he's played.

- Wheat Kings' goaltender Brandon Anderson was a teammate of Kevin Sundher on the Burnanby Winter Club team that won the Western Canadian Bantam AAA title in 2007.

- Saskatoon is missing G Andrey Makarov (suspected concussion) so Winnipeg product Alex Moodie starts in goal. Josh Nicholls (knee), Kyle Haas (upper body) and Tommy Stipancik are also scratched.

- Lukas Sutter, Locke Muller and Ryan Olsen are all back in the Blades' lineup tonight after missing Saturday's home game against Regina for reportedly violating team rules.

- If you're listening to the broadcast tonight, I talked with Kevin Sundher (again) for our pre-game show while Brandon GM Kelly McCrimmon will be our guest during the second intermission to talk a little bit more about the WHL trade deadline.

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