Friday, 23 March 2012

Wheat Kings' Lineup at Calgary (Game #2 - March 23, 2012)

Goaltenders
1. Corbin Boes
33. Brandon Anderson

Defence Pairings
3. Brodie Melnychuk - 2. Ryan Pulock
32. Ryley Miller - 7. Eric Roy
6. Ayrton Nikkel - 5. Colton Waltz

Forwards
27. Michael Ferland - 8. Brenden Walker - 16. Mark Stone
19. Darian Dziurzynski - 25. Paul Ciarelli - 24. Jens Meilleur
13. Alessio Bertaggia - 29. Kevin Sundher - 22. Dominick Favreau
18. Bruno Mraz - 21. Tyrel Seaman - 14. Jason Swyripa

Notes
- the Wheat Kings dress the same lineup as they did for Game #1 on Thursday night, scratching G Curtis Honey, D Rene Hunter, F Dylan Kuczek, F Daniel Asham and F Tim McGauley.

- The Wheat Kings started last night's game with the the above line combinations, but did a lot of mixing and matching throughout the contest and I would expect more of the same tonight.

- Brandon was 14-8-1-1 in the regular season in the second game when playing on back-to-back night.

- The Wheat Kings are won the first two games of a playoff series five times in the last six years -- they've gone on to win four of those series.

- The Hitmen make two changes to their lineup, the most notable of which is in goal where Brandon Glover starts after Chris Driedger allowed six goals on 32 shots in Game #1. The duo had pretty much rotated over the last month of the season so it comes as no surprise that Glover gets the call tonight. Glover was 3-and-0 against the Wheat Kings this year with a 2.67 GAA and .895 SPCT. The other lineup change has Calder Brooks sitting tonight and replaced by Rob Trzonkowski.

- Calgary will be without their 2nd and 3rd leading scorers from the regular season in Cody Sylvester and Victor Rask for the second straight night.

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