Thursday, 15 October 2015

Shearer Gets Look-See from Wheat Kings

James Shearer
  Releasing Quintin Lisoway and placing Tim McGauley on injured reserve to abide by the WHL's three 20-year old rule was the only interesting roster development for the Brandon Wheat Kings this week.

  Brandon product James Shearer practiced with the team the last couple of days, though a decision on whether he'll join the team on a full-time basis has yet to be made.

  Wheat Kings' GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon felt it was a good time to bring the 18-year old defenceman in for a look-see.

  "I just wanted to see James in practice for a couple of days.  We thought this week would be a good week to do it," said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon, "We put James on our protected list a week ago and that's what we wanted was to bring him in here for practice for a couple of days."

  The 5-foot-10, 193 pound Shearer has 12 points in eight games with the Steinbach Pistons this season after scoring 38 points in 48 games and being named the MJHL's Rookie of the Year last season.

  The Wheat Kings close out a four-game home stand Friday night when they host the Swift Current Broncos (7:30 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

  It's Brandon's last home game for three weeks, with the club playing eight straight on the road starting with Saturday's contest in Saskatoon.

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