Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Game #57 - Brandon at Lethbridge (February 12, 2014)

Nick Walters (left) and Taylor Cooper play first game vs. Brandon tonight.
33. Jordan Papirny
35. Curtis Honey

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

28. Quintin Lisoway - 20. Chad Robinson - 24. Jens Meilleur
22. Braylon Shmyr - 23. Tim McGauley - 15. Peter Quenneville
18. Richard Nejezchleb - 17. John Quenneville - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
27. Brett Kitt - 26. Ryley Lindgren - 21. Tyler Coulter

- The term 'gut-check time' might apply to the Brandon Wheat Kings entering Wednesday's game.  Brandon has lost six of their last eight games, and have won just three of 12 road games since the Christmas break.

- Rihards Bukarts (upper body) misses his third straight game while Jesse Gabrielle is also out tonight for Brandon.  The Wheat Kings final scratch will be determined following the pre-game warmup.

- This is the first game between Brandon and Lethbridge since the November 16th blockbuster that saw the Wheat Kings acquire Ryan Pilon and prospect Colt Conrad from the Hurricanes for Nick Walters, Taylor Cooper and prospect Tanner Browne.  Pilon and Walters will be among the guests on our pre-game show on CKLQ.

- Quick, name the three former Wheat Kings that are playing at 2014 Olympics in Sochi.  If you said Milan Bartovic (Slovakia), Ole-Kristian Tollefsen (Norway) and Gerhard Unterluggauer (Austria), give yourself a pat on the back.

- Did you know...Brandon is 25-3-0-0 when allowing three of fewer goals; 21-4-3-0 when scoring first; 10-3-5-1 in one-goal games; 24-2-4-0 when leading or tied after two periods; 10-8-2-1 in 21 games since the Christmas break and 7-8-2-1 vs. Central Division opponents this season.

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