Sunday, 3 November 2013

Game #18 - Wheat Kings at Lethbridge (November 3, 2013)

33. Jordan Papirny
30. Ren Tagohlee
3. Nick Walters - 2. Ryan Pulock
7. Eric Roy - 24. Jens Meilleur
11. Taylor Green - 5. Colton Waltz
13. Rihards Bukarts - 20. Chad Robinson - 18. Richard Nejezchleb
15. Jack Palmer - 17. John Quenneville - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
27. Brett Kitt - 23. Tim McGauley - 19. Taylor Cooper
28. Quintin Lisoway - 26. Ryley Lindgren - 12. Jesse Gabrielle
- Tim McGauley returns to the Wheat Kings' lineup today after missing three games with an upper body injury, but D Rene Hunter (upper body), D Kord Pankewicz (upper body) and G Curtis Honey (upper body) all remain out of the lineup.  Tyler Coulter and Braylon Shmyr will be healthy scratches today.

- It hasn't been as good a road trip as the Wheat Kings would have hoped, but a win this afternoon would leave the team at .500 (9-9-0-0) through the first 18 games of the regular season, or the quarter-pole so to speak, having played 11 of those 18 games on the road.

- Today's game of the first for former Wheat King Corbin Boes against Brandon since the Wheat Kings dealt him to the Hurricanes during the WHL Bantam Draft in May.  Boes is 2-9-3 with a 4.34 GAA and .900 SPCT in 14 games with Lethbridge this season.  I talked to Corbin for a few minutes prior to today's game and will have that interview in our second intermission show.

- Manitoba won bronze at the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup today with a 10-3 victory over Saskatchewan.  Wheat Kings' prospect Tanner Kaspick had a hat-trick for Manitoba while Nolan Patrick had six assists.  Five Wheat Kings' prospects played for Team Manitoba, and here's how they did statistically:
  • Nolan Patrick - 5 G, 7 A
  • Tanner Kaspick - 4 G, 2 A
  • Ty Lewis - 1 G, 2 A
  • Dylan Thiessen - 1 G, 1 A
  • Linden McCorrister - 0 G, 1 A
- Kale Clague, T.J. Brown and Team Alberta are playing British Columbia in the gold medal game at the U16 as I write this.  Clague has three assists in three round-robin games while Brown had one goal, the overtime winner in Alberta's victory over B.C. on Saturday.

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