Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Game #64 - Lethbridge at Wheat Kings (February 26, 2014)

35. Curtis Honey
33. Jordan Papirny

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

18. Richard Nejezchleb - 23. Tim McGauley - 26. Ryley Lindgren
12. Jesse Gabrielle - 17. John Quenneville - 8. Jayce Hawryluk
13. Rihards Bukarts - 20. Chad Robinson - 24. Jens Meilleur
27. Brett Kitt - 28. Quintin Lisoway - 22. Braylon Shmyr

- It's a near return to perfect healthy for the Brandon Wheat Kings tonight.  Peter Quenneville (lower body, week-to-week) is out but for the first time in about three weeks, Brandon has healthy scratches tonight in Kord Pankewicz and Tyler Coulter.

- Richard Nejezchleb returns from a two-game absence and it couldn't have come at a better time for him.  The Czech import has scored six of his 29 goals this season in three games against the Hurricanes, helping Brandon to a 2-0-1-0 head-to-head record.

- Brandon's specialty teams are finally firing together.  After a bit of a drought, the Wheat Kings are 5-for-15 on the power-play in their last three games (33.3%) while their penalty-kill is 33-for-39 (84.6%) in their last 12 contests.

- John Quenneville plays his 100th career game tonight.  The second-year forward has 30 goals and 68 points in 99 games in the WHL career to date.

- The 'Canes are coming off an 8-0 loss in Regina on Tuesday night.  They've lost six in a row and nine of their last ten games, being outscored 62-17 in the process.  However, keep in mind that their only win in that span was the 3-2 overtime victory over Brandon on February 12th.

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