Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Game #42 - Red Deer at Wheat Kings (January 7, 2014)

33. Jordan Papirny
35. Curtis Honey

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

21. Tyler Coulter - 23. Tim McGauley - 15. Peter Quenneville
13. Rihards Bukarts - 20. Chad Robinson - 24. Jens Meilleur
18. Richard Nejezchleb - 28. Quintin Lisoway - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
27. Brett Kitt - 26. Ryley Lindgren - 22. Braylon Shmyr

- Wheat Kings' co-leading scorer John Quenneville (upper body, day-to-day) misses his first game of the season tonight. Kord Pankewicz (healthy) and Jesse Gabrielle (healthy) are also scratched tonight.

- Quenneville's absence means Quintin Lisoway gets a chance to centre Nejezchleb and Hawryluk, the Wheat Kings' leading goal scorer and co-leading point scorer this season.

- With Quenneville sitting tonight, only F Jens Meilleur, F Chad Robinson and F Richards Bukarts have played in all 41 games this season.

- The Rebels and Wheat Kings have split their season series so far, with each team winning on the road.  Red Deer downed Brandon 4-2 on October 5th while the Wheat Kings won 4-3 in Red Deer on December 30th.  The two teams have been extremely tight in their season series over the last five years, with Brandon going 9-8-0-1 including a 4-4-0-1 record at home.

- Boissevain product Meyer Nell has one goal and three points in 30 games with the Rebels this season and just returned from playing with Team West at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.  He'll be our guest on our pre-game show on 880 CKLQ tonight.

- In case you're wondering, Canadian Junior team coach Brent Sutter has not rejoined the Rebels as of yet.

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