Friday, December 7, 2012

Game #31 - Spokane at Brandon (December 7, 2012)

Goaltenders
1. Corbin Boes
35. Curtis Honey

Defencemen
3. Tyler Yaworski - 32. Ryley Miller
7. Eric Roy - 2. Ryan Pulock
6. Ayrton Nikkel - 5. Colton Waltz

Forwards
29. Nick Buonassisi - 20. Chad Robinson - 14. Jason Swyripa
13. Alessio Bertaggia - 8. Jayce Hawryluk - 18. Richard Nejezchleb
26. Geordie Maguire - 10. Kord Pankewicz - 24. Jens Meilleur
17. John Quenneville - 34. Ryley Lindgren - 19. Taylor Cooper

Notes
- According to my sources, defenceman Rene Hunter has opted to leave the Wheat Kings.  The 19-year old Hunter was in his third season with Brandon, having tallied four goals and 28 points in 153 career games.

- Brandon scratches tonight are D Riley Van Horne (healthy), F Tyrel Seaman (suspected concussion), F Tim McGauley (suspected concussion) and F Jack Palmer (upper body).

- As expected, the Wheat Kings will get both D Ryan Pulock and F Jens Meilleur back in their lineup tonight.  The duo will not only help fill what was a depleted lineup but they also bring leadership (Pulock is Brandon's captain, Meilleur an alternate captain) and a certain amount work ethic with them.

- The Chiefs are rolling through the WHL's East Division so far, going 4-and-0 while outscoring teams 24-12.  Spokane concludes their swing through the East Division Saturday night in Moose Jaw.

- A good omen?  Spokane hasn't won in Brandon since November 10, 2000 - a streak of five straight losses in the Wheat City.

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