Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Game #64 - Swift Current at Wheat Kings (February 27, 2013)

1. Corbin Boes
35. Curtis Honey

3. Tyler Yaworski - 2. Ryan Pulock
25. Nick Walters - 7. Eric Roy
5. Colton Waltz - 9. Rene Hunter

19. Taylor Cooper - 28. Quintin Lisoway - 24. Jens Meilleur
29. Nick Buonassisi - 14. Jason Swripa - 22. Marek Kalus
17. John Quenneville - 20. Chad Robinson - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
26. Geordie Maguire - 23. Tin McGauley - 15. Jack Palmer

- Brandon scratches tonight are D Kord Pankewicz (healthy), F Richard Nejezchleb (hand, day-to-day) and F Tyrel Seaman (concussion, out for season).

- I've talked a lot about the Wheat Kings starts this season as being an issues.  The club has been outscored 84-44 in the first period this season and they enter tonight's game having scored first in 20 of 63 games so far in the regular season, going 9-8-3-0 when they do so.  In the WHL so far this season, the team scoring first has won 70.8% of the time (690-456-28-37).  Another tell-tale stat -- Brandon has led after the first period eight times (3-3-2-0).  A team leading after the first period is 211-42-8-17 in the WHL this season, a .804 winning percentage.

- Corbin Boes recently passed a couple of milestones for his WHL career.  Boes surpassed the 3,000 save mark on February 18th in Saskatoon and passed the 6,000 minutes played mark on Sunday in Swift Current.

- The Broncos are led by MVP candidate Adam Lowry, who has 40 goals and 79 points this season.  Lowry has been involved in 44.1% of the goals Swift Current has scored this season.

- Eetu Laurikainen is hot in the Swift Current net, posting a 2.15 GAA and .936 SPCT in 12 games so far in February.

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