Friday, 27 September 2013

Game #3 - Wheat Kings at Prince Albert (September 27, 2013)

35. Curtis Honey
33. Jordan Papirny

10. Kord Pankewicz - 7. Eric Roy
3. Nick Walters - 5. Colton Waltz
11. Taylor Green - 9. Rene Hunter

19. Taylor Cooper - 28. Quintin Lisoway - 24. Jens Meilleur
17. John Quenneville - 20. Chad Robinson - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
13. Rihards Bukarts - 23. Tim McGauley - 18. Richard Nejezchleb
22. Braylon Shmyr - 26. Ryley Lindgren - 15. Jack Palmer

- Brandon scratches tonight are D Ryan Pulock (NY Islanders), D Riley Van Horne (healthy), D Dominic Thom (healthy), F Jesse Gabrielle (healthy), F Brett Kitt (healthy) and F Tyler Coulter(healthy), although Coulter did take warmup.

- Nick Walters being in the lineup comes as a bit of a surprise considered the Wheat Kings announced a couple of weeks ago that he was going to be out indefinitely with a hand injury.  I asked Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon what changed, and basically it was a second opinion from a doctor in Winnipeg who did not think surgery was necessary.  More on that coming up in our pre-game show on 880, CKLQ tonight.

- It's the first time the Wheat Kings will face their former head coach Cory Clouston, who is now the bench boss of the Raiders.  I think it's really a non-factor for the players.  Only four of them played for Clouston in 2011-2012, five if you include Tim McGauley (who played 14 games that season).  One of those (Pulock) isn't here and Eric Roy, Jens Meilleur and Curtis Honey are the others.

- Brandon product Carson Perreaux was pointless in two games to open the season but Raiders' PBP man Drew Wilson told me he's settled in nicely on an 'energy-line' with centre Shane Danyluk and newcomer Craig Leverton.

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