Sunday, 16 December 2012

Game #36 - Brandon at Prince Albert (December 16 2012)

1. Corbin Boes
35. Curtis Honey

3. Tyler Yaworski - 7. Eric Roy
32. Ryley Miller - 2. Ryan Pulock
6. Ayton Nikkel - 5. Colton Waltz
12. Riley Van Horne

29. Nick Buonassisi - 20. Chad Robinson - 14. Jason Swyripa
26. Geordie Maguire - 8. Jayce Hawryluk - 18. Richard Nejezchleb
19. Taylor Cooper - 23. Tim McGauley - 24. Jens Meilleur
17. John Quenneville- 10. Kord Pankewicz

- the Wheat Kings will scratch F Tyrel Seaman (suspected concussion), F Jack Palmer (upper body) and F Alessio Bertaggia (Swiss Jr. Team).

- after back-to-back wins over Moose Jaw, Brandon could move into a tie with Medicine Hat for eighth-place and the final playoff spot in the WHL's Eastern Conference with a victory tonight.  That would have been improbable just 10 days ago but three victories in the last four games have helped Brandon move up the standings.

- Curtis Honey stopped 47 of 51 shots over the last two games but will step aside tonight as Corbin Boes starts in goal for Brandon.  Boes has had an up-and-down first half but if he can get a solid start under his belt tonight, it might lead to better things in the second half.

- Brandon is 9-1-0-0 when scoring four or more goals so far this season.

- the Raiders still have a sizable lead in the East Division depsitel losing four of their last five games (1-3-0-1).  However, Saskatoon's six-game win streak and Prince Albert's slide have tightened things up considerably, with the Blades sitting just six points back.

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