Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Game #25 - Brandon at Medicine Hat

33. Jordan Papirny
30. Justin Holder (Emergency Backup)

7. Eric Roy - 2. Ryan Pulock
6. Ryan Pilon - 9. Rene Hunter
11. Taylor Green - 5. Colton Waltz

18. Richard Nejezchleb - 23. Tim McGauley - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
13. Rihards Bukarts - 17. John Quenneville - 15. Peter Quenneville
12. Jesse Gabrielle - 20. Chad Robinson - 24. Jens Meilleur
28. Quintin Lisoway - 26. Ryley Lindgren - 21. Tyler Coulter

- Brandon will sit G Curtis Honey (upper body), F Braylon Shmyr (healthy), D Kord Pankewicz (healthy) and F Brett Kitt tonight.

- Jordan Papirny is 6-2-0 with a 2.85 goals against average and .907 save percentage in starting eight straight games while Honey has been injured.  He'll make his ninth straight start tonight.

- the Wheat Kings have been enjoying extra time so far this season.  Brandon is 3-and-0 in games decided in overtime or a shootout, all by 3-2 scores.  In addition to Tuesday's shootout win in Swift Current, the Wheat Kings beat the Warriors 3-2 in a shootout on October 11th and won in overtime in Moose Jaw October 16th by a 3-2 score.

- the Tigers are playing their first home game after five straight on the road, the last two of which were one-goal losses in Vancouver and Kelowna on Friday and Saturday.  The Tigers had gone 8-0-1-0 in their previous nine games before those two losses and are tied with Swift Current for first-place in the Eastern Conference with 33 points (15-5-3-0 record).

- Tigers' F and Vancouver Canucks 2013 first round pick Hunter Shinkaruk has one goal and five points in six games since returning from a five-game absence due to a lower body injury.  He'll play for Team WHL in next week's Subway Super Series.

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