Saturday, 30 November 2013

Game #29 - Prince Albert at Wheat Kings

33. Jordan Papirny
1. Christopher Tai

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

18. Richard Nejezchleb - 23. Tim McGauley - 15. Peter Quenneville
21. Tyler Coulter - 17. John Quenneville - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
13. Rihards Bukarts - 20. Chad Robinson - 24. Jens Meilleur
 12. Jesse Gabrielle - 28. Quintin Lisoway - 22. Braylon Shmyr

- Curtis Honey (upper body) missed his 13th straight game while Ryley Lindgren (upper body) is out for his 2nd in a row.  Both players are day-to-day.  Brett Kitt (healthy) and Kord Pankewicz (healthy) are the other Brandon scratches tonight.

- A scoring change from Friday's game has resulted in John Quenneville now being credited with his first career WHL hat-trick.  I had originally thought Quenneville tipped in Eric Roy's shot for Brandon's fourth goal last night but he wasn't credited with the goal until the Wheat Kings requested the change earlier today.  Quenneville still had a career high five points (3 G, 2 A) but now has his first hatty.

- Despite not having a player in the Top 25 in scoring, the Wheat Kings rank fourth in the Western Hockey League in goals this season.  Brandon has scored 100 goals in 28 games, an average of 3.57 per game.  Only Portland, Medicine Hat and Spokane are averaging more goals per game than the Wheat Kings.

- Moose Jaw ended up with a pair of suspensions out of last night's contest.  Tanner Eberle was given a two-game suspension for his check-to-the-head major he got late in the second period while Josh Uhrich was given a one-game ban after slew-footing Jesse Gabrielle at the end of their third period fight and receiving a game misconduct for his actions.

- Brandon product Carson Perreaux has slowed down a bit after his tremendous start to the season. The Prince Albert forward had seven goals and eight points by October 15th but has just one goal and six points in the last 15 games.  However, he did contribute two assists as the Raiders overcame a 6-2 third period deficit to beat Regina 7-6 in overtime on Friday night.

- Tonight's game marks the first game back in Brandon for former Wheat Kings' head coach Cory Clouston.  I'll be curious to see what type of reaction he'll get.  My best bet -- the fans won't even notice.

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