Friday, 18 March 2016

Wheat Kings Reach 100

Linden McCorrister scored twice in his return
to Brandon's lineup Friday.
  The Brandon Wheat Kings reached the 100-point mark for the second straight season Friday night with a 6-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors.

  John Quenneville and Stelio Mattheos had two goals and an assist each for Brandon while Linden McCorrister also scored twice in his return to the lineup.

  "More of the same for Stelio Mattheos.  He continues to improve and take advantage of greater opportunity," said Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon on CKLQ's post-game show, "For Linden McCorrister, he'd been out of our lineup since late January...really important for us to get him back in this weekend, and will be great for his confidence to be able to contribute with a couple of really nice goals."

  Mattheos now has seven goals and 13 points in eight games this month while McCorrister now has three goals on the season -- all of which have been scored against the Warriors.

  "It was good to play with Kaspick and Duke.  They kind of made it easy on me," said McCorrister, "First game back, you don' want to go too hard.  I didn't do much hitting tonight but when playoffs come around, I'll start doing that again."

  Reid Duke and Tim McGauley added a pair of assists each for Brandon was they stretch their winning streak to eight games.

  The Wheat Kings will close out their regular season by hosting the Regina Pats on Saturday night (7:30 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

Chaff...Brandon has now won 17 of their last 19 home games...Jayce Hawryluk and Nolan Patrick were both held without a point Friday, ending Hawryluk's goal-scoring streak at seven games and Patrick's point-streak at seven games...Ivan Provorov had an assist to extend his point-streak to nine games (8 G, 10 A) and was +1 Friday, leaving him with a +64 rating, which ties him for the unofficial single-season club record...Brandon scratches Friday were F/D Mark Matsuba (healthy), F Tyler Coulter (lower body) and F Ty Lewis (upper body)...the Wheat Kings are 26-7-3-0 since the Christmas break.

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