Sunday, 30 November 2014

Spread Offence Leads Wheat Kings to Win

Tanner Kaspick had two assists Saturday
  The Brandon Wheat Kings got goals from six different players in a 6-3 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday night.
  Tim McGauley extended his goal-scoring streak to five games as part of a three-goal second period for Brandon that turned a 1-1 game into a 4-1 Wheat Kings’ lead after 40 minutes.
  Duncan Campbell and Colton Waltz also scored in the middle frame for Brandon, with Campbell’s line with Tyler Coulter and Tanner Kaspick being on the catalysts for the club’s second and third goals of the night.
  “I thought that our guys had lots of jump, and we were a four-line team both nights.,” said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on CKLQ’s post-game show, “That line gives us a competitive advantage.  There are more nights than not they’ll be better than the line they match up against so they’ll be able to generate momentum for us and, tonight, those turned into goals.”
  Eric Roy, Nolan Patrick and Reid Duke also scored for the Wheat Kings on a night when 14 of the 18 skaters in the lineup recorded a point.
  “We had good contributions from up-and-down the lineup,” added McCrimmon, “The Campbell line with two goals in the second period which was a great lift for our team, and the McGauley’s line continuing to play well.  Pretty solid effort, really.”
  Jordan Papirny made 30 saves in the Wheat Kings’ net, with Jordan Tkatch having two goals and an assist in a losing cause for Prince Albert.
  The loss ended the Raiders’ five-game winning streak while the Wheat Kings improved their record to 21-5-2-0 including an 11-4-0-0 mark on the road.
  Brandon’s lead atop the Eastern Conference remains at four points over the second-place Medicine Hat Tigers.
  The Wheat Kings’ next game is Wednesday in Regina (6:30 p.m., 880 CKLQ).
Chaff...McGauley's goal proved to be the game-winner, his sixth of season and fifth in the month of November...Rihards Bukarts (lower body) missed his second straight game while Brandon’s other scratches were D Kale Clague (upper body), F Ty Lewis (upper body) and D Mark Matsuba...the Wheat Kings will be part of the features airing Sunday during the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour taking place in Brandon including segments on import defenceman Ivan Provorov and with Wheat Kings’ GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon.

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