Sunday, 29 November 2015

Hawryluk Nets Pair as Wheat Kings Edge Tigers

Ivan Provorov had two assists in Satuday's
victory in Medicine Hat
  The Brandon Wheat Kings earned a split in their two-game Alberta road trip thanks to a 4-3 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday night.

  Jayce Hawryluk had two goals and an assist for the Wheat Kings, including the game-winning goal just under six minutes into the third period.

  That marker came just under three minutes after the Tigers had tied the game 3-3 on a goal from Max Gerlach.

  John Quenneville and Reid Duke also scored for Brandon while Logan Thompson improved his season record to 8-and-1 by making 25 saves in the Wheat Kings’ net.

  Despite the win, the Wheat Kings remain three points behind first-place Prince Albert in the WHL’s East Division.

  Brandon’s next game is Wednesday when they visit the Swift Current Broncos (6:30 p.m., 880 CKLQ).

Chaff...Hawryluk recorded his 200th career WHL point Saturday, becoming the 46th player in Wheat Kings’ history to reach that mark...Brandon scratched F Braylon Shmyr (upper body), F Connor Gutenberg (healthy) and D Mark Matsuba (healthy)...Brandon went 5-for-5 on the penalty-kill and 1-for-3 on the power-play, with Hawryluk’s game-winning goal coming just after another power-play chance ended...the Wheat Kings are 26-for-28 (92.9%) in their last nine games...the game was Brandon’s first in the new Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat.

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