McCRIMMON TO BE HONOURED BY A.C.C

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Brandon Wheat Kings Owner and Governor Kelly McCrimmon.

First, he was promoted to General Manager of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights and followed that up by being inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

Now, the longtime GM and Coach of the Wheat Kings will be honoured by Assiniboine Community College, with an Honorary Diploma at this year’s graduation ceremony in June.

“Mr. McCrimmon has spent much of his career investing his time and talent in Brandon and the Westman region,” said Assiniboine president Mark Frison. “He’s the embodiment of hard work, perseverance, and passion rolled into one, and we are thrilled to be recognizing and celebrating him for a lifetime as a community-minded businessman.”

McCrimmon will address Assiniboine graduates at the June 13 ceremony in Brandon, which begins at 2 p.m. at the Keystone Centre’s main arena.

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WHEAT KINGS, ARMSTRONG PART WAYS

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – The Brandon Wheat Kings search for a new General Manager has begun.

The club announced on Tuesday morning that the contract of Grant Armstrong would not be extended.

“I’d like to thank Grant for his contribution to our organization,” says Owner and Governor Kelly McCrimmon. “He was responsible for many of the moves that will serve us well in the future.”

“At the same time, I also felt a change was necessary as we look to return to a higher level as an organization.”

Armstrong has been with the Wheat Kings since August of 2016 and previously spent time with Victoria and Portland.

There is no timeline in place for a replacement. Meanwhile, the team did not release contract details of either coach. Both Head Coach David Anning and Assistant Coach Don MacGillivray have reached the end of their three-year agreements which they signed in 2016.

Armstrong’s Timeline

August 2016 – Hired as the General Manager

August 31st/16 
Acquires F Baron and Tyler Thompson, D Jordan Wharrie, 17′ 10th round pick, 18′ 3rd round pick from the Victoria Royals in exchange for Jeremy Klessons, Brenden Benoit, 17′ 3rd round pick, 18′ 7th round pick, 19′ 4th round pick.

September 29th/16 
Acquires D Zach Wytinck from Red Deer for a conditional 7th rd pick in 2017

October 3rd/16
Acquires 2017, 7th Round pick from Kelowna for F Leif Mattson
Pick used to select William Highet (8th Round, 171st Overall)

October 11th/16
Trades F Brad Goethals to the Everett Silvertips for a conditional 7th round pick in 2018

Pick used to select Jaxon Dube (5th Round, 107th Overall) – SIGNED

November 10th/16
Acquires F Zach Russell from the Victoria Royals in exchange for a 2017, 6th round draft pick

December 6th/16 
Acquires F Meyer Nell from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for a 2018, 10th round draft pick.

January 10th/16

Acquires G Travis Child, D Kade Jensen, 19′ 2nd round pick and an ’18 5th round pick in exchange for G Jordan Papirny, and an 18′ 4th round pick.

The 19′ 2nd round pick was then TRADED to the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for the 9th pick in the 2nd Round (31st Overall) and the 4th round (75th Overall).

Brandon used the 31st overall pick to take Boissevain’s Zach Turner (F) and the 75th overall pick to take Okotoks native Liam Watkins (F).

Acquires D Dmitri Osipov from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for D Jordan Wharrie and a 19′ 2nd round pick.

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

-Ridly Greig (Current Roster)
-Vinny Iorio (Current Roster)
-Anthony Kehrer (USHL / Univ of Wisconsin)
-Nolan Ritchie (Signed)
-Jack Zayat (Signed)
-Cameron McDonald (Traded to Victoria in the Tanner Kaspick deal)
-Braden Fischer (Unsigned)
-Bode Hagen (Signed)
-William Highet (Unsigned)
-Owen Gallatin (Univ of Minnesota-Duluth)

May 30th/17
Acquires an ’18 5th round pick from the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for G Travis Child.

September 7th/17 
Acquires G Dylan Myskiw and an ’18 7th round pick from the Victoria Royals in exchange for G Hunter Arps, ’18 5th round pick and a ’20 6th round pick.

October 10th/17
Acquires F Evan Weinger from the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for an ’18 3rd round pick.

December 1st/17
Acquires an ’18 5th round pick from the Victoria Royals for D Kade Jensen
Pick used to select Logen Hammett (2018 5th Round, 101st overall) – SIGNED

January 10th/17
Acquires F Luka Burzan, D Chase Hartje, ’19 1st Round pick, ’21 1st round pick, ’18 2nd round pick from the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for Kale Clague.

’19 1st Round Pick used to take F Rylan Roersma from Lethbridge.

Acquires D Jonny Lambos, F Ty Thorpe, ’19 1st round pick, ’21 1st round pick from the Victoria Royals for F Tanner Kaspick and F Cameron McDonald.

’19 1st round pick TRADED to the Kelowna Rockets along with 00′ D Sean Comrie for the 2019 – 5th Overall Pick where the club selected F Nate Danielson from Red Deer.

2018 Bantam Draft

-Jake Chiasson (Signed)
-Brett Hyland (Signed)
-Dylan James (Univ of North Dakota)
-Jacob Hoffrogge (Signed)
-Cabrel Labossierre (Unsigned)
-Owen Weihs (Unsigned)
-Logen Hammett (Signed)
-Jaxon Dube (Signed)
-Tyler Teasdale (Unsigned)
-Charles Larsen (Unsigned)

May 3rd/18
Acquires a ’19 9th round pick from the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for an ’18’ 10th round pick and an 18′ 10th round pick. (Via Everett)

July 7th/18
Acquires a conditional ’19 6th round pick from the Kootenay ICE in exchange for F Gunnar Wegleitner.

September 19th/18
Acquires a 19′ 5th round pick from the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for G Dylan Myskiw.
Pick used to select D Cyle Clayton from Strathmore, AB

September 27th/18
Acquires a ’21 conditional draft pick from the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for F Rylan Bettens.

October 1st/18
Acquires a 20′ 7th round pick from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for D Ty Ettinger.

October 12th/18
Acquires a 20′ 9th round pick from Swift Current in exchange for D Garrett Sambrook.

January 9th/19
Acquires D Braydyn Chizen and a ’19 5th Round Pick from the Kelowna Rockets in exchange for D Schael Higson
Pick used to select G Nicholas Jones from Calgary, AB.

January 10th/19 
Acquires a conditional 19′ 3rd round pick from the Kootenay ICE in exchange for D Chase Hartje.

2019 Bantam Draft
-Nate Danielson
-Tyson Zimmer
-Rylen Roersma
-Zach Turner
-Jesiah Bennett
-Owen Harris
-Liam Watkins
-Nicholas Jones
-Kaiden Ellertson
-Cyle Clayton

 

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WHEATIES WELCOME 10 NEW FACES

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Red Deer, AB (CKLQ) – The Brandon Wheat Kings added 10 new faces to the hockey club at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday

The Brandon Wheat Kings entered the day with 15 selections in their back pocket, including four picks in the first 23.

Below is a detailed list of all of the Brandon Wheat Kings draft day selections, trades, and roster moves.

2019 WHL Brandon Wheat Kings Draft Picks
*Click the name to view the Elite Prospects Profile*

Round #1 – Pick #5 (Via Kelowna) – Nate Danielson – FWD – Red Deer Rebels – Red Deer, AB

“He sees the ice well, has a great shot, plays with pace, and that’s what the game is all about right now,” said Director of Scouting Darren Ritchie. “In the league finals in Fort Saskatchewan I thought he was the best player on the ice.”

Round #1 – Pick #6 – Tyson Zimmer – Forward – OHA Bantam – Russell, MB

“We feel this (last two picks) is two-thirds of a top line in a couple years. Tyson has a great shot that reminds me of Stelio’s. From the 03’s to the 04’s we have the makings of a good team.”

Round #1 – Pick # 10 (Via Victoria) – TRADED to the Kelowna Rockets along with 00′ D Sean Comrie for the 2019 – 5th Overall Pick.

Round #1 – Pick #16 (Via Moose Jaw) – Rylan Roersma – Lethbridge Hawks – Lethbridge

He’s another good player to our team and you can never have enough of those.  We are excited to get Rylan and add him. He brings speed, he’s a goal scorer and a 200-foot player. We want to be quick and tough to play against and Rylan is that guy.”

Round #2 – Pick #23 (Via Swift Current) – TRADED to the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for the 9th pick in the 2nd Round (31st Overall) and the 4th round (75th Overall).

Round #2 – Pick #31 (Via Red Deer) – Zach Turner – Southwest Cougars – Boissevain, MB

Round #3 – Pick #52 – Jesiah Bennett – RHA Academy – Winnipeg, MB

Round #3 – Pick #53 (Via Red Deer) – Owen Harris – Southwest Cougars – Wawanesa, MB

Round #4 – Pick #75 (Via Red Deer) – Liam Watkins – Edge Academy – Okotoks, AB

Round #5 – Pick # 93 (Via Kelowna) – Nicholas Jones – Calgary Bisons – Calgary, AB

Round #5 – Pick #96 – Kaiden Ellertson – Red Deer Rebels – Red Deer, AB

Round #5 – Pick #106 (Via Edmonton) – Cyle Clayton – Okotoks Oilers – Strathmore, AB

Round #6 – Pick #118 – TRADED to Kelowna in exchange for a 2020 5th round pick

Round #7 – Pick #140 – TRADED to Kelowna in exchange for a 2020 5th round pick

Round #8 – Pick #162 – TRADED to Kelowna in exchange for a 2020 5th round pick

Round #9 – Pick #184 – TRADED to Portland for a 2022 8th Round Pick

Round #9 – Pick #190 (Via Portland) – TRADED to Portland for a 2022 8th Round Pick

Fans can see the newest Wheat Kings in action when they hit the ice for Prospects Camp at the Keystone Centre the weekend of May 24-26th

Manitoba Born Selections
*Click the name to view the Elite Prospects Profile*

Round #1 – Pick #2 – Winnipeg ICE select Strathclair, MB’s Conor Geekie. 

Trade – Winnipeg native Jett Woo of the Moose Jaw Warriors, traded to the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for Vladislav Yeryomenko, Ryder Korczak and the 11th overall selection in the 2019 Bantam Draft.

Round #1 – Pick #11 – Moose Jaw Warriors select Dominion City, MB’s Denton Mateychuk.

Round #2 – Pick #25 – Medicine Hat Tigers select Brandon, MB’s Cayden Glover.

Round #2 – Pick # 29 – Seattle Thunderbirds select Blumenort, MB’s Spencer Penner.

Round #3 – Pick #45 – Swift Current Broncos select Winkler, MB’s Reid Dyck

Round #3 – Pick #46 – Swift Current Broncos select Winnipeg, MB’s Sam Court.

Round #3 – Pick #51 – Red Deer Rebels select Thompson, MB’s Carter Anderson

Round #3 – Pick #63 – Regina Pats select Winnipeg, MB’s Matthew Kieper 

Round #4 – Pick #67 – Swift Current Broncos select Winnipeg, MB’s Josh Filmon. 

Round #4 – Pick #77 – Calgary Hitmen select Winnipeg, MB’s Ethan Buenaventura

Round #5 – Pick #89 – Saskatoon Blades select Carberry, MB’s Benjamin Saunderson 

Round #6 – Pick #111 – Swift Current Broncos select Warren, MB’s Karson King

Round #6 – Pick #117 – Moose Jaw Warriors select Winnipeg, MB’s Jaden Waddell. 

Round #6 – Pick #125 – Spokane Chiefs select Winnipeg, MB’s Michael Cicek

Round #6 – Pick #129 – Medicine Hat Tigers select Winnipeg, MB’s Ben Bonni

Round #6 – Pick #132 – Prince Albert Raiders select Landmark, MB’s Bryce Warkentine

Round #7 – Pick #139 – Seattle Thunderbirds select Winnipeg, MB’s Kyle Grysiuk 

Round #7 – Pick #147 – Spokane Chiefs select Gladstone, MB’s Carson Buydens 

Round #7 – Pick #152 – Everett Silvertips select Virden, MB’s Dexter Whittle

Round #8 – Pick #159 – Lethbridge Hurricanes select Plum Coulee, MB’s Kaden Dyck

Round #8 – Pick #167 – Seattle Thunderbirds select Winnipeg, MB’s Tyler Dodgson 

Round #9 – Pick #177 – Swift Current Broncos select Ste.Adolphe, MB’s Owen Pickering

Round #9 – Pick #178 – Moose Jaw Warriors select Carberry, MB’s Luke Robson

Round #9 – Pick #192 – Moose Jaw Warriors select Winnipeg, MB’s Dakota McIntosh

Round #10 – Pick #214 – Moose Jaw Warriors select Portage, MB’s Darian Schaan 

Round #12 – Pick #262 – Everett Silvertips select Winnipeg, MB’s Ryder Ringor 

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BWK TO MAKE 15 SELECTIONS IN BANTAM DRAFT

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Red Deer, AB (CKLQ) – The 2019 WHL Bantam Draft will be held this Thursday in Red Deer, Alberta.

The Brandon Wheat Kings have 15 selections in this year’s draft including three in the first round, and the first selection of the second round.

The first round of the draft will be video streamed online.

Brandon Wheat Kings 2019 Bantam Draft Picks: 

6th
10th (Via Victoria)
16th (Via Moose Jaw)
23rd (Via Swift Current)
52nd
53rd (Via Red Deer)
93rd (Via Kelowna)
96th
106th (Via Edmonton)
118th
140th
162nd
184th
190th (Via Portland)
206th

On the topic of drafts, the CHL Import Draft will be held on June 27th. Brandon will make two selections this year. There is a chance that Jiri Patera turns pro and does not return to the hockey club. He finished the year by splitting time with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets and the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, both affiliate organizations of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Below is the updated list of players that are eligible to return to the Wheat Kings in the fall, including an updated look at all of the prospects that have signed a WHL Education Contract.

BWK Depth Chart

Returning Forwards
Stelio Mattheos (99) *Has signed with Carolina, will likely start the year as a pro*
Connor Gutenberg  (99)
Baron Thompson (99)
Luka Burzan (00)
Caiden Daley (00)
Marcus Sekundiak (00)
Cole Reinhardt (00)
Lynden McCallum (00)
Ben McCartney (01)
Jonny Hooker (01)
Ty Thorpe (02)
Ridly Greig (02)

Signed Forwards (Click the name for their Elite Prospects Profile)
Nolan Ritchie (02)
Bode Hagan (02)
Jake Chiasson (03) 
Brett Hyland (03) 
Jaxon Dube (03)

Defense
Zach Wytinck (99)
Braden Schneider (01)
Jonny Lambos (01)
Neithen Salame (01)
Chad Nychuk (01)
Vinny Iorio (02)

Signed Defenseman (Click the name for their Elite Prospects Profile)
Jacob Hoffroge (03) 
Jack Zayat (02) 
Logen Hammett (03) 

Goal
Jiri Patera (99)
Ethan Kruger (01)

Signed Goalies (Click the name for Elite Prospects Profile)
Connor Ungar (01) 

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MATTHEOS SIGNS WITH CAROLINA, OTHER BWK NEWS

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Raleigh, NC (CKLQ) – The season isn’t over for Brandon Wheat Kings Captain Stelio Mattheos. The 19-year-old Winnipeg, MB native signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday morning.

Mattheos, coming off back to back 90-point seasons with the Wheat Kings will immediately report to the Hurricane’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

The deal will pay him $700,000 in 2019-20 and 2020-21 and $750,000 in 2021-22 at the NHL level. He will be paid $70,000 per season at the AHL level and receives a signing bonus of $277,500.

Mattheos was a third-round pick of the Hurricane’s back in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and becomes the 2nd former Wheat King to join the Hurricanes organization this season. Micheal Ferland is currently three goals and one assist shy of career highs in both categories in 61 games this season.

It’s been a good week for Mattheos, who was named a WHL 2nd Team All-Star on Wednesday afternoon as well.

FULL STORY: CLICK HERE

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – The Brandon Wheat Kings have signed another top prospect as the off-season gets underway, putting pen to paper on a WHL Education Contract with defenseman Logen Hammett.

Hammett, from Regina, SK was a fifth-round pick (101st overall) by the Wheat Kings in the 2018 draft. He scored four times and added 19 assists for 23 points in 40 games with the Regina Pat Canadians of the SMAAAHL.

Logen Hammett – Elite Prospects 


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Calgary, AB (CKLQ) – The Winnipeg ICE will have the #1 overall selection at the upcoming WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer.

The ICE who were taking part in their first Draft Lottery since relocating to the Manitoba Capital won the lottery for the “non-playoff” teams on Wednesday morning, while the Brandon Wheat Kings will pick 6th overall.

Brandon will, in fact, have three selections in the first round, and the first pick of the 2nd round (23rd overall).

The sixth overall selection is the highest the Wheat Kings have picked in the draft since 2014 when they selected Stelio Mattheos with the 1st overall pick.

The Draft will be held on Thursday, May 2nd in Red Deer.

The complete first round looks like this:

1. Winnipeg
2. Prince George (from Swift Current)
3. Saskatoon (from Regina);
4. Prince George
5. Kelowna
6. Brandon
7. Kamloops
8. Seattle
9. Winnipeg (from Red Deer)
10. Brandon (from Victoria)
11. Calgary (from Tri-City)
12. Medicine Hat
13. Calgary
14. Swift Current (from Portland)
15. Spokane
16. Brandon (from Moose Jaw)
17. Regina (from Lethbridge)
18. Edmonton
19. Victoria (from Saskatoon)
20. Kamloops (from Everett)
21. Swift Current (from Vancouver)
22. Prince Albert

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WHEAT KINGS END ON A HIGH NOTE

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – Connor Gutenberg saved his best for last, scoring once and adding three assists for a four point night as the Brandon Wheat Kings beat the Regina Pats 5-4 in a shootout on Saturday night.

You couldn’t have asked for a better start to the hockey game for the Wheat Kings who opened the scoring before the popcorn finished popping on the concourse.

Braydyn Chizen, fresh off receiving his 20-year-old plaque from GM Grant Armstrong in the pre-game ceremony walked in and undressed Max Paddock for his 3rd of the season just 0:19 into the period.

Moments later, Linden McCorrister finished off a beautiful short-handed give and go with Connor Gutenberg to put Brandon up 2-0. McCorrister’s 4th shorthanded marker of the season leads all Wheat Kings in that category.

Regina would put a stop to the momentum just over a minute later. After Ethan Kruger robbed Brett Clayton, a mad scramble ensued in the Brandon crease. Carter Massier found the loose puck and beat Kruger to cut the lead to one.

Kruger, who was making his first start in 16 games made 34 saves on the night while Brandon’s Max Paddock kicked aside 38 in his final game in his hometown this season.

In the 2nd, Brandon jumped back out to a two-goal lead off the stick of Connor Gutenberg. The Brandon native snapped home his 16th of the year for his 3rd point of the night midway through the 2nd.

Late in the period, a defensive miscue saw Ty Kolle left alone in front and the former Lethbridge Hurricane made no mistake, burying his 15th of the season past Kruger to cut the lead to one heading to the third.

Early in the third, the Pats would crack the code on the powerplay as Ty Kolle added his 2nd of the night, tying the game at three.

Ben McCartney and Austin Pratt would exchange third-period goals setting up overtime.

The two clubs combined for fourteen shots in the extra frame but neither team could find the back of the next to grab the victory.

In the shootout, it took ten shooters but finally, it was Luka Burzan finding a hole in Max Paddock to send the crowd of 4,909 home with a smile on their face despite the lack of playoff hockey on the horizon.

Both Linden McCorrister and Braydyn Chizen played their final games in a Wheat King uniform tonight. McCorrister has played in 174 regular season games over four seasons, winning a championship in 2015/16. He reached a career-high 20 goals and 43 points last season. Chizen, a deadline acquisition played in 26 games with the club tonight. He has scored once and added six assists since arriving in Brandon from Kelowna.

As we wrap up another season of Brandon Wheat Kings Hockey on QCountry Radio / CKLQ AM, there are a ton of people that don’t get enough credit for the tremendous amount of hard work that goes into bringing you the fans a hockey broadcast 68 times a year.

Special Thanks to….

QCountry Management: 
-Cam Clark
-Steve Antaya
-Scott DeMotigny

QCountry Sales Staff:
-Ryan Osuder
-Ken Shumay
-Brit Long
-David Simard
-Brennen Gasmo

Production Staff / Board Operators:
-Corey Morrish
-Teddi Garvey
-Corey Bright
-Raul Caro
-Wayne Kozak
-Ally Mitchell

On-Air Analysts/Colour :
-Peter Gerlinger
-Perry Bergson (Brandon Sun)

Brandon Wheat Kings Off Season Important Dates

  1. Bantam Draft in Red Deer – May 2nd.
  2. Prospects Camp – May 24-26th

SCORING SUMMARY vs REGINA

1st PERIOD

BWK – Braydyn Chizen (3) (Gutenberg) 0:19
BWK – Linden McCorrister (14) (Gutenberg) 5:48 SHG
REG – Carter Massier (5) (Clayton, Sedov) 6:40

Shots: 15-7 Regina

2nd PERIOD

BWK – Connor Gutenberg (16) (McCartney, Greig) 11:45
REG – Ty Kolle (15) (Evans, Streau) 17:33

Shots: 13-7 Brandon

3rd PERIOD

REG – Ty Kolle (16) (Alkhimov, Evans) 4:41 PPG
BWK – Ben McCartney (21) (Gutenberg, Schneider) 12:34 SHG
REG – Austin Pratt (25) (Kolle, Streau) 16:30

Shots: 15-9 Brandon

OVERTIME

No Scoring

Shots: 7-7

SHOOTOUT

REG – Kolle | GOAL 
BWK – McCartney | No Goal
REG – Alkhimov | No Goal
BWK – Stelio Mattheos | GOAL
REG – Pratt | No Goal
BWK – Gutenberg | No Goal
REG – Streau | No Goal
BWK – Greig | No Goal
REG – Wright | No Goal
BWK – Burzan | GOAL

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PATS ELIMINATE BRANDON FROM PLAYOFF CONTENTION

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Regina, MB (CKLQ) – For just the third time since the 91-92 season, the Brandon Wheat Kings will miss the WHL Playoffs after falling 5-4 in Regina on Friday night.

In the first official “Must-Win” game of the season, Brandon got the game started off on the right foot opening the scoring just 1:52 into the game. Cole Reinhardt followed up and got his own rebound for his 22nd of the year.

The Wheat Kings then found themselves on their heels giving up a pair of early powerplay chances to the Pats. Regina fired two shots off the post and were stymied on both chances by Jiri Patera, who was making his 16th consecutive start.

Luka Burzan quickly put an end to the Regina momentum with his 39th of the season taking a great feed from Cole Reinhardt to put Brandon up 2-0.

The Pats would finally crack the Wheat Kings penalty kill early in the 2nd on their third opportunity of the night. Cole Dubinsky, son of former Wheat King Mike Dubinsky found a loose puck and beat Patera for his 5th of the year putting the Pats on the board.

Late in the period, Nikita Sedov sent a perfect breakaway pass to fellow Russian import Sergei Alkhimov. Alkhimov made no mistake going to his backhand with Chad Nychuk all over him. The late goal from the Pats sent the teams to the room tied at two.

It was another quick start for Brandon in the third period as Braydyn Chizen fired home his 2nd of the season through a screen to put Brandon up 3-2 just 1:12 into the final frame.

The Pats would respond, exploding for three goals in a span of 1:31 to take a 5-3 lead and put Brandon’s playoff hopes on the brink.

Liam Schioler and Brett Clayton scored 34 seconds apart, followed up by Sergei Alkhimov’s 2nd of the night. The three-goal outburst sent the sold-out crowd of 6,484 into a frenzy.

Luka Burzan would get one back for Brandon, his 2nd of the night and 40th of the year but it was a close as the Wheat Kings could get to mounting a comeback.

Jiri Patera finished the night with 39 saves while Dean McNabb turned aside 34, including 16 in the third period to earn the win.

Regina, who is dealing with a plethora of injuries right now started the game with just 16 skaters. They lost defenseman Makai Mitchell in the 2nd and finished the game with just 15 skaters on the bench.

Brandon will wrap up the WHL Regular Season on home ice on Saturday night at Westoba Place. Game time is scheduled for 7:30, the QCountry pre-game show hits the air at 7:00.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

BWK – Cole Reinhardt (22) (Sekundiak) 1:52
BWK – Luka Burzan (39) (Reinhardt) 12:04

Shots: 14-9 Regina

2nd PERIOD

REG – Cole Dubinsky (5) (Evans, Wright) 7:46 PPG
REG – Sergei Alkhimov (12) (Sedov, Poteau) 16:!5

Shots: 13-11 Regina

3rd PERIOD

BWK – Braydyn Chizen (2) (McCartney)
REG – Liam Schioler (5) (Pratt, Zonneveld) 9:13
REG – Brett Clayton (5) (Massier, Sedov) 9:47
REG – Sergei Alkhimov (13) (Dubinsky) 10:44
BWK – Luka Burzan (40) (Salame, Mattheos) 11:40

Final Shots: 44-38 Regina

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