Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Game #11 - Brandon at Moose Jaw (October 16, 2013)

Chad Robinson's Pink Jersey that he'll wear during
Saturday's 'Pink the Rink' night is being auctioned
during tonight's broadcast on 880 CKLQ. 
Call 1-888-857-6658 to place you bid.  Bidding ends
when the puck drops for the start of the third period.
Goaltenders
35. Curtis Honey
33. Jordan Papirny

Defencemen
7. Eric Roy - 9. Rene Hunter
3. Nick Walters - 2. Ryan Pulock
11. Taylor Green - 5. Colton Waltz

Forwards
28. Quintin Lisoway - 20. Chad Robinson - 24. Jens Meilleur
18. Richard Nejezchleb - 23. Tim McGauley - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
13. Rihards Bukarts - 17. John Quenneville - 19. Taylor Cooper
27. Brett Kitt - 26. Ryley Lindgren - 12. Jesse Gabrielle/22. Braylon Shmyr

Notes
- Brandon scratches tonight will include F Jack Palmer (upper body, day-to-day), F Tyler Coulter (healthy), D Kord Pankewicz (healthy) and D Domonic Thom (healthy). One of Jesse Gabrielle and Braylon Shmyr will complete the scratch list.

- As you can see above, the Wheat Kings have tweaked their lines slightly from the ones we've seen for most of their ten regular season games to date.  Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon told me on the pre-game show that they'll see how to works, but also mentioned that if they needed to, they could return to those usual line combinations and feel confident about doing so.

- Brandon defenceman Eric Roy will play the 200th game of his WHL career tonight.  Roy has 33 goals, 120 points and a -18 rating during his Wheat Kings' career.  He's the second of three Wheat Kings that'll hit the 200-game plateau this week.  Ryan Pulock played his 200th game Monday while Chad Robinson will play his 199th career game tonight.

- Speaking of Chad Robinson, we'll be auctioning off Chad's soon-to-be game worn Pink Jersey during tonight's broadcast on 880 CKLQ.  I talked to Chad prior to the game, and he mentioned two people from the Yellowhead Chiefs' organization that were close to him who have or are affected by cancer.  Long-time Chiefs' equipment manager Don Citulski lost his battle with cancer last spring while Robinson's former Yellowhead coach Garth Mitchell is currently battling the disease.

- The Warriors enter Wednesday's game on a four-game losing streak including a pair of shootout losses.  One of those was Friday's 3-2 setback in Brandon.  This is the fourth of eight meetings between Moose Jaw and Brandon for the 2013-2014 regular season.

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