Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Game #39 - Brandon at Edmonton (December 31, 2013)

Tanner Kaspick makes his WHL debut in Edmonton
on New Year's Eve
35. Curtis Honey
33. Jordan Papirny

6. Ryan Pilon - 2. Ryan Pulock
7. Eric Roy - 9. Rene Hunter
11. Taylor Green - 10. Kord Pankewicz

13. Rihards Bukarts - 20. Chad Robinson - 24. Jens Meilleur
21. Tyler Coulter - 23. Tim McGauley - 15. Peter Quenneville
18. Richard Nejezchleb - 17. John Quenneville - 26. Ryley Lindgren
27. Brett Kitt - 28. Quintin Lisoway - 29. Tanner Kaspick

- Tanner Kaspick, the Wheat Kings' second round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, will make his WHL debut tonight.  Kaspick is currently third in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League in scoring with 19 goals and 43 points in 26 games with his hometown Brandon AAA Midget Wheat Kings.

- F Jayce Hawryluk will sit the third and final game of is suspension tonight while D Colton Waltz (upper body), F Jesse Gabrielle (Team West, U17), F Braylon Shmyr (Team Pacific, U17) and F Duncan Campbell (healthy) are the other Brandon scratches.

- This is the fifth time in the last seven years the Wheat Kings are visiting the Oil Kings on New Year's Eve.  Brandon has lost the last two, including a 6-2 setback last year in a game that saw Henrik Samuelsson have three goals and an assist.

- A big day for some former Wheat Kings.  Mark Stone was recalled by the NHL's Ottawa Senators from Binghamton (AHL), Columbus recalled Ryan Craig from Springfield (AHL) for the second time in three days and Juraj Simek helped Servette (Geneva) win the Spengler Cup in Davos.

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