Sunday, 15 February 2015

Campbell Keys Wheat Kings' Win

  Make it 15 straight games without a regulation loss for the Brandon Wheat Kings!

  Duncan Campbell scored twice to pace Brandon to a 5-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Sunday, leaving the Wheat Kings with a 13-0-2-0 record in their last 15 contests.

  Campbell's opened the scoring 3:55 into the first period, and his second goal with 2:42 left in regulation restored a two-goal lead for the Wheat Kings and gave the rookie ten goals on the season.

  "That was one of my goals this year was to hit double-digits," said Campbell on CKLQ's post-game show, "I didn't know what to expect coming into the season but I had a good start and I just wanted to keep going and hit double digits and, hopefully, keep going some more."

  Campbell becomes the 12th member of the Wheat Kings to hit double-digits in goal this season and the Brandon product has shown more assertiveness in the second half of the season.

  "I've had people telling me to be may force physical and don't take anything from other players, any shots, and give them back," added Campbell, "I've been adding a little bit of grit in my game and I think it's helped.  It's given me more confidence, and it keeps me in the game a little more too."

  Reid Gow notched his first goal as a Wheat King while Nolan Patrick and Peter Quenneville, into an empty-net, also scored for Brandon.

  Morgan Klimchuk had three assists and Tim McGauley added two assists to extend his point-scoring streak to 13 games.

  Sunday's game will also be remembered for being the 'mouth-guard gate' game.

  Three players were assessed 10-minute misconducts for mouth-guard violations in the contest in Colton Heffley and Austin Glover of the Raiders and Reid Gow of the Wheat Kings.

  Heffley and Gow got theirs immediately after scoring goals in the contest.

  Brandon (42-9-4-2) is right back in action Monday, visiting the Regina Pats (1:30 p.m., 880 CKLQ).

Chaff...F Reid Duke (lower body) sat out Sunday's contest, joining F Jayce Hawryluk (upper body), D Ivan Provorov (upper body), D Kale Clague (lower body) and G Alex Moodie (upper body) in the Wheat Kings' injury list...Brandon F Rihards Bukarts was held without a point to end his point-scoring streak at seven games...Wheat Kings' G Jordan Papirny made 35 saves, seven fewer than Prince Albert's Rylan Parenteau...Brandon went 0-for-8 on the power-play including a full two-minute 5-on-3 advantage late in the first period...Tim McGauley was stopped on a first period penalty-shot by Parenteau.

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