Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wheat Kings' Pro Camp Update

Peter Quenneville and the Columbus prospects won the
Traverse City tournament on Tuesday
  One down and five to go for the Brandon Wheat Kings.
  Goaltender Jordan Papirny participated in the Montreal Canadiens' Rookie Camp the last few days but was sent back to the Wheat Kings by the Habs on Tuesday.

  While Papirny will be back in time for play in Brandon's home opener Friday, five other members of the Wheat Kings remain on pro camps including Calgary prospect Eric Roy.

  Roy suffered a shoulder injury at the Young Stars' Tournament in Penticton last Friday and, according to Flames' GM Brad Treliving, is expected to be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks.

  The defenceman wasn't the only Wheat King injured while at pro camp.

  Richard Nejezchleb suffered a lower body injury in his first game with the Rangers' prospects at the Traverse City Prospect Tournament last Friday and missed their final three games.

  On Tuesday at the Tournament, Wheat Kings' forward Peter Quenneville and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Dallas 3-2 in overtime to claim the title.

  Quenneville had two goals in four games at the tournament.

  Also on Tuesday, Jayce Hawryluk scored a power-play goal to help the Florida Panthers beat Tampa Bay 6-3 and finish the Nashville Predators' Prospects Tournament with a perfect 3-and-0 record.

  And John Quenneville was on the ice for the first time at the New Jersey Devils' Rookie Camp Tuesday.

  It's quite likely none of the five players still away at pro camp will be back for the opening weekend of the Western Hockey League regular season this weekend.

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