Sunday, 3 June 2012

Papirney Stars in Prospects Camp Intrasquad Game

Jordan Papirny
(Courtesy Brandon Wheat Kings)

Highly touted netminder Jordan Papirny stole the spotlight Sunday morning as the Brandon Wheat Kings' Spring Prospects Camp came to a close at Westman Communications Group Place.

The Wheat Kings' second pick and 22nd overall selection in last year's Western Hockey League Bantam Draft in Edmonton, the 16-year old Edmonton product backstopped Team White to a sweep of Sunday's scrimmages, stopping thirty-nine of 40 shots in the process.

After turning aside all fifteen shots that he faced in Team White's 7-0 victory in the opening game, Papirny stopped 24 of 25 in a 2-1 victory in game two.

The only shooter to beat him was Calgary's Braylon Shmyr, who was the Wheat Kings' first round selection (12th overall) in this year's bantam draft.

This weekend's camp featured thirty-four of the Wheat Kings' top prospects and for a good number of them, it was their first opportunity to visit Brandon, take to the ice at Westman Place and get a tour of the hockey club's facilities.

"We're very happy with the weekend," says Brandon director of player personnel Al Macpherson, who is the longest serving member of the Wheat Kings' organization, having joined the team in 1986.

As for the scoring in Sunday's games, local product Tyler Coulter had two goals and an assist in game one while Hunter Smith and Conner Lukan scored for the winners in the second.

A 9th round draft pick of the Wheat Kings in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, Smith also scored in the first game, while the other goals came off the sticks of Taylor Cooper, Jack Palmer, Kallum Gervais and Roblin's Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon's second round selection (32nd overall) in 2011.

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