Friday, 5 October 2012

Game #6 - Wheat Kings vs Portland (October 4, 2012)

Goaltenders
1. Corbin Boes
35. Curtis Honey

Defencemen
3. Tyler Yaworski - 2. Ryan Pulock
32. Ryley Miller - 7. Eric Roy
6. Ayrton Nikkel - 9. Rene Hunter

Forwards
13. Alessio Bertaggia - 21. Tyrel Seaman - 14. Jason Swyripa
18. Richard Nejezchleb - 29. Nick Buonassisi - 24. Jens Meilleur
28. Quintin Lisoway - 23. Tim McGauley - 20. Daniel Asham
15. Jack Palmer - 10. Kord Pankewicz - 8. Jayce Hawryluk

Notes
- this is the only meeting of the 2012-2013 regular season for the Winterhawks and Wheat Kings and Portland's first visit to Brandon since November 16, 2010.  Brandon has lost three in a row against the Winterhawks including a 6-1 loss in Portland last October 15th.

- Brandon goaltender Corbin Boes was originally a 10th round pick of Portland in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.

- D Ryan Pulock (2 G, 7 A), F Nick Buonassisi (4 G, 5 A) and F Jens Meilleur (3 G, 3 A) all had season-opening four-game point streaks end in last Saturday's loss in Moose Jaw.

- Portland GM/Coach Mike Johnston is a Brandon University Alumnist, having played hockey and captained with the now defunct Bobcats in the late 1970's.

- Portland's Ty Rattie and Brandon's Jason Swyripa lit things up as linemates with the Airdrie Xtreme in their final year of Bantam in 2007-2008. Rattie had 75 goals and 131 points, Swyripa had 37 goals and 107 points. Um, that came in 33 games.  Rattie end up as the 2nd overall pick in the Bantam Draft in 2008 and Swyripa was chosen by Brandon in the 2nd round.

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