Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Wheat Kings' Lineup at Kootenay (February 14, 2012)

Goaltenders
33. Brandon Anderson
1. Corbin Boes

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 - 29. Kevin Sundher - 24. Jens Meilleur
14. Jason Swyripa - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 18. Bruno Mraz
12. Dylan Kuczek - 20. Daniel Asham

Notes
- Alessio Bertaggia (upper body) join the Wheat Kings' injury list, joining Dominick Favreau (upper body) and Tyrel Seaman (concussion). G Curtis Honey is a healthy scratch for the seventh consecutive game.

- Brandon Anderson starts in goal for the Wheat Kings, just his second start since January 21st. Anderson stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 6-3 win in Swift Current 10 days ago in his last start.

- Brandon looks to re-start a winning streak after having their three-gamer end Sunday in Medicine Hat. The Wheat Kings enter Tuesday's action sitting four points ahead of ninth-place Red Deer and five behind the seventh-place Regina Pats in the WHL's Eastern Conference. Both the Rebels and Pats are idle on Tuesday.

- Kootenay is 4-2-0-0 in their last six games after a four-game losing streak that started with Brandon's 1-0 win in Cranbrook on January 24th. Interestingly enough, healthy scratch Curtis Honey made 34 saves for the shutout that night.

- The Ice have allowed just 10 goals in their last six games, with Nathan Lieuwen starting five of those. He's 4-1 with a 1.40 GAA and .951 SPCT in his those last five starts.

- Kootenay is 31-17-4-4 overall and sitting in fourth-place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Saskatoon and four behind Medicine Hat.

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