Monday, 17 September 2012

Favreau Among Five Released by Wheat Kings

Dominick Favreau
(courtesy www.wheatkings.com)

With only a handful of days remaining before the Brandon Wheat Kings bring the curtain up on their 2012-13 Western Hockey League regular season, the club has trimmed its roster to twenty-six players.

Among the players let go Monday morning was overage left-winger Dominick Favreau, who has spent the past two seasons in Brandon after beginning his WHL career with the Regina Pats in 2008.

Favreau's release leaves the club with the league limit of three 20-year olds - center Nick Buonassisi and blueliners Tyler Yaworski and Ryley Miller.

In 42 games with the Wheat Kings during the 2011-12 season, the Martensville, Saskatchewan product scored nine goal and 18 points. During his 4-year WHL career, the 5'9" 194 lb Favreau scored seventeen goals and 39 points in 194 games.

Favreau was obtained from Regina in the fall of 2010 in exchange for defenceman Mark Schneider.

In addition to releasing Favreau, the Wheat Kings reassigned four players - goalkeeper Jordan Papirny (16) and forwards Hunter Smith (17), Kailum Gervais (17) and Kyler Hehn (17).

Smith, Gervais and Hehn played a combined total of seven pre-season games this fall while Papirny, who was a first round bantam draft choice of the Wheat Kings in 2011, played in two and posted a 1-0-0 record and a 5.52 goals against average.

Today's moves leaves the Wheat Kings with two goalkeepers, eight defencemen and 16 forwards.

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