Sunday, 14 October 2012

Wheat Kings A Goal Short Again

Alessio Bertaggia
  The Brandon Wheat Kings were involved in a one-goal game for the fourth straight contest, coming out on the short-end of a 4-3 decision to the Tri-City Americans.

  Brandon trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes and 4-1 before the third was five minutes old before mounting a comeback that came up one-goal short.

  "As the game went along, I think our support was better which, in turn, your passes aren't far.  They're quick little ten-foot passes which are easier to handle than thoselong passes," said Brandon assistant coach Darren Ritchie on CKLQ's post-game show, "When we started supporting the puck better, that gaves us those chances we started having in the second and third periods."

  It was was Brandon's fourth loss in five games, with Brandon having scored just nine goals in their five contests.

  However, Alessio Bertaggia broke out offensively with two goals and an assist, ending a four-game pointless streak for the second year import.

  "I think we have to be more consistent and playing every period 100 per cent," said Bertaggia after the contest, "Maybe throwing some more pucks at the net."

  The Wheat Kings did generate 33 shots, including 24 over the final 40 minutes, the first time in six games they've gone over the 30 shots mark.

  Ryan Pulock also scored for the Wheat Kings while Corbin Boes made 33 saves in the Brandon net.

  The Wheat Kings now head out on the road for seven straight games beginning Tuesday in Medicine Hat.

  They won't be back on home ice until November 2nd.

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