|John Quenneville scored one of Brandon's goals|
Nolan Patrick continued his hot-streak, and the Brandon Wheat Kings got back in the win column on Wednesday night.
Patrick snapped a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal 3 ½ minutes into the third period and the Wheat Kings went on to a 4-2 win over the Kootenay Ice.
Patrick now has goals in 11 straight games – tied for the fourth-longest streak in the Western Hockey League in the last 20 years.
“We were able to take the lead, and really the goal that was scored by Patrick came at the end of a shift where we had the puck in their end for an extended period of time.” said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on CKLQ’s post-game show.
John Quenneville, Kale Clague and James Shearer also scored for Brandon, who outshot the Ice 40-15 including a 29-6 margin over the game’s final 40 minutes.
The win was Brandon’s league-leading 19th on the road this season, and got the Wheat Kings back on track after losing five of their previous six road games including the first two on their current five-game road trip.
“Our bench was good, our mindset was good, I thought our focus was good and I liked a lot of things about our game tonight,” said McCrimmon, “It was good to get a win on the road, and good to get a win period...I think the guys played well tonight and were full marks for the win.”
The victory allowed Brandon to stay seven points ahead of second-place Prince Albert in the East Division, and moved the Wheat Kings to within one point of first-place Lethbridge in the Eastern Conference.
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