Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Clague, Provorov Out for Wheat Kings

Kale Clague will be out of the Wheat Kings' lineup
for at least a couple of weeks.
  If rookie Wheat Kings' defenceman Kale Clague didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck at all.

  The 16-year old blueliner is going to be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks after suffering a lower body injury in Sunday's victory in Lethbridge.

  Clague had just returned to Brandon's lineup this past weekend after a three-month absence due to a wrist injury, and has played in just 18 games witih the Wheat Kings this season.

  Meanwhile, defenceman Ivan Provorov is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury after being hurt in Saturday's game in Cranbrook and sitting out Sunday's contest.

  Provorov leads all WHL blueliners and rookies in scoring with 51 points, including 11 goals.

  John Quenneville, Jayce Hawryluk and Alex Moodie are all a step closer to returning to the Brandon lineup.

  All three were on the ice with the Wheat Kings' on Tuesday, with Quenneville and Hawryluk wearing no-contact jerseys and Moodie taking shots in the club's limited practice.

  Quenneville has missed four games, Hawryluk ten games and Moodie five games with upper body injuries.

  Brandon's injury bug has also reached down to their prospect ranks.

  Stelio Mattheos, the first overall pick in the 2014 bantam draft, will not play for Manitoba at this month's Canada Winter Games as he continues to be hampered by a lower body injury.

  Mattheos has only played five games since early December with the Winnipeg Wild of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League.

  He has 14 goals and 25 points in 27 games this season.

  His spot on Team Manitoba will be taken by Seattle Thunderbirds' draft pick Ian Briscoe.

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