Saturday, 28 November 2015

'Canes Double Wheat Kings

Jordan Thomson made his Wheat Kings' debut
on Friday.
  The Brandon Wheat Kings surrendered the game’s final three goals in a 4-2 loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night.

  Tyler Wong and Justin Gutierrez scored 1:59 apart early in the second period to turn a 2-1 Brandon lead into a 3-2 deficit, with Gutierrez when scoring about seven minutes into the third period to give the ‘Canes a two-goal advantage.

  “I thought they got a lot of momentum, tied the game and took the lead and, from there, I thought they were the better team the rest of the night,” said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on CKLQ’s post-game show, “Going into the third down one goal, you’re still very much in the game...the 4-2 goal really hurt us.”

  John Quenneville and Tanner Kaspick scored the goals for Brandon, with Kaspick extending his point-scoring streak to four games with his first period marker.

  Jordan Papirny stopped 31 shots in the Wheat Kings’ net while Jayden Sittler made 23 saves in goal for Lethbridge.

  The Wheat Kings went 0-for-3 on the power-play last night and are now 2-for-27 in their last eight contests.

  Brandon will look to bounce back when they conclude their two-game Alberta road trip tonight in Medicine Hat (8:00 p.m., 880 CKLQ).

Chaff...Jordan Thomson made his Brandon debut last night, going pointless with an even plus-minus...the loss was Brandon’s first regulation defeat to the Hurricanes since November 9, 2012...among those in attendance Friday was former Wheat Kings’ goaltender Alex Moodie, who is taking advantage of the WHL Scholarship program to attend Lethbridge College and take criminal justice.

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