Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Wheat Kings Bust Out in win over Tigers

Ty Lewis scored his first career WHL goal Wednesday
  Logan Thompson stopped 42 shots as the Brandon Wheat Kings picked up a 6-2 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Wednesday night.

  Reid Duke and Ivan Provorov had a goal and two assists each for the Wheat Kings, who erupted for their biggest offensive output in more than a month.

  Ty Lewis scored his first career WHL goal, Duncan Campbell got his first since October 10th and Tanner Kaspick broke a 12-game goalless drought.

  "Ty Lewis scored, but he's playing well.  He's been playing well now for 3-4 games, we've talked about him after the games here a couple of times and he's fit in nicely with Duke and Hawryluk," said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on CKLQ's post-game show, "It's always important for those guys to get that off their back so for Ty, that will only give him more confidence.  We had a power-play goal tonight so that was positive, there were some guys that scored tonight that haven't scored in a while so even that part of it is positive here as we move along."

  Nolan Patrick added the other Brandon goal while Macoy Erkamps added a pair of assists.

  Erkamps was also assessed a five-minute major for boarding with just under seven ninutes left in the third period, a penalty that will be automatically reviewed by the WHL office for a possible suspension.

  However, based on replays of the hit, a suspension is highly unlikely.

  Wednesday's victory moved Brandon back to within three points of first-place Prince Albert in the Eastern Conference standings.

  The Wheat Kings conclude their five-game home stand by hosting Regina on Friday night (7:30 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

Chaff...Brandon led 3-2 after 40 minutes, the Wheat Kings' first lead after two periods since October 23 at Tri-City (10 games)...Brandon scratched F Tim McGauley (upper body), F Braylon Shmyr (upper body), D Mark Taraschuk (healthy) and F Linden McCorrister (healthy)...Wheat Kings' F John Quenneville is now 3-0 in head-to-head WHL matchups against younger brother David, a defenceman with Medicine Hat.

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