Saturday, 18 February 2012

Brandon Lineup vs Prince Albert (February 18, 2012)

Goaltenders
1. Corbin Boes
33. Brandon Anderson

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

Forwards
27. Michael Ferland - 8. Brenden Walker - 16. Mark Stone
19. Darian Dziurzynski - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 20. Daniel Asham
22. Dominick Favreau - 18. Bruno Mraz - 24. Jens Meilleur
12. Dylan Kuczek

Notes
- Jason Swyripa (lower body) is out of the Wheat Kings lineup again tonight after lasting all of 15 minutes during Friday's game. Swyripa was injured Tuesday in Cranbrook, missed Wednesday's game in Lethbridge and tied to go last night but, ultimately, could not.

- Joining Swyripa on the sidelines tonight are Tyrel Seaman (concussion), Kevin Sundher (upper body), Alessio Bertaggia (upper body) and Curtis Honey (healthy).

- Brandon looks to match a season-high with a fourth straight win tonight. The Wheat Kings won four in a row from November 9 - 18. Brandon is one point behind seventh-place Regina in the Eastern Conference, with the Pats visiting Kootenay tonight.

- Wheat Kings' captain Mark Stone tries to become the first Wheat King to record back-to-back 100 point seasons since Peter Schaefer accomplished the feat in 1995-96 (108) and 1996-97 (123). Stone enters the game with 99 points, five more than Brendan Shinnimin of the Tri-City Americans in the WHL scoring race.

- I had a chance to talk to Brandon product Carson Perreaux of the Raiders prior to tonight's game, and will have that interview for you in the second intermission of tonight's broadcast. We talked about a lot of things including his role in rescuing a puppy earlier this winter and who his role models were growing up in Brandon.

- The Raiders enter tonight's game on a seven-game losing streak (0-6-1-0) and with a 18-36-2-2 record overall, last in the Eastern Conference and 20th in the WHL's overall standings.

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