Monday, 17 February 2014

Brandon Blanked in Regina

  The Brandon Wheat Kings’ winless streak hit six games Monday with a 4-0 loss to the Regina Pats.

  Daniel Wapple stopped 23 shots for the shutout in the Regina net while Dyson Stevenson had two goals and an assist to spark the Pats offensively.

  “Our score today we reflective of our shots, how few we had, how few second shots we had, and I think it was also a reflection of how many quality scoring chances that we had,” said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on CKLQ’s post-game show, “I think it also really spoke to the ineffectiveness of our power-play.”

  Brandon went 0-for-5 with the man advantage, leaving the Wheat Kings 1-for-25 in the last six games – a stretch that has seen Brandon score just seven times overall.

  “When you’re on the power-play in the second period and you have ten shots on the shot clock, I think you have to look to get some pucks to the goal with some traffic and some second chances, and we don’t like to do that,” said McCrimmon, “We like to be fancy on our power-play, and it’s not getting the job done for us as a result.”

  Carter Hansen and Morgan Klimchuk also scored for the Pats, who took over sole possession of first-place in the WHL’s East Division.

  Regina is two points ahead of Swift Current and four points ahead of Brandon in the race for top spot.

  The Broncos fell 3-1 to Prince Albert on Monday.

  Brandon’s next game is Wednesday, as they’ll open a four-game home stand by hosting the Victoria Royals.

  The Wheat Kings will close out the regular season with eight of their final 12 games on home-ice.

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