Sunday, 19 February 2012

Ferland's Four Leads to Brandon's Four

Michael Ferland had a career-high four goals on Saturday
Fours were definitely wild for the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday night.

A four goal effort by Michael Ferland led the Wheat Kings to their fourth consecutive victory, a 6-2 win over the visiting Prince Albert Raiders.

Ferland's effort was the first four-goal game for a Wheat King sinceJay Fehr turned the trick on December 12, 2009.

"Obviously, it's my linemates. Me, Mark (Stone) and Brenden (Walker) have been playing great," said Ferland on CKLQ's post-game show, "We just want to keep it going, especially playing with those two guys. They're great players and the pucks are going in right now and, hopefully, it stays like that."

Ferland final goal allowed him to become one of five WHL players to reach the 40 goal mark this season.

"Obviously, that's pretty good achievement for myself," said Ferland, who also had an assist in the contest "I just want to keep scoring goals and, hopefully, we keep winning goals."

Dominick Favreau and Ryan Pulock also scored for Brandon while Mark Stone had two assists to improve his league-leading point total to 101 and become the first Wheat King to do that since Peter Schaefer in 1995-96 and 1996-97.

Antoine Corbin and Anthony Bardaro scored for Prince Albert, who directed 44 shots at Brandon netminder Corbin Boes.

Despite the win, the Wheat Kings remain one point behind seventh-place Regina in the WHL's Eastern Conference.

The Wheat Kings next action is Tuesday when they host the Kootenay Ice.

Chaff...former Wheat Kings Ryan Reaves scored his first goal of the season for St. Louis in the Blues 4-0 win over Minnesota on Saturday night. It broke a 64-game goalless drought for Reaves...Brandon product Carson Perreaux of the Raiders was my guest during the second intermission show of Saturday's contest. The audio from that interview is below...

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