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The Red Deer Rebels put an end to the Wheat Kings four game win streak on Wednesday night, picking up a convincing 5-2 win in front of 4000+ fans at the Enmax Centrium.

The Rebels fired everything but the kitchen sink at Logan Thompson who made 51 saves in the losing effort.

After a scoreless first period the Rebels rattled off three straight goals including a power play marker with less than 10 seconds left in the period.

The Wheat Kings showed signs of life early in the third period when Stelio Mattheos scored his 2nd in as many nights to cut the lead to two.

Any momentum garnered on that goal was quickly put to bed when the Rebels responded four minutes later to regain the three goal lead.

Ty Coulter would add another power play goal, but it wasn’t enough as the Rebels got 22 saves from Rivers, MB native Riley Lamb to seal the victory.

Aside from Logan Thompson’s terrific effort between the pipes, the lone bright spot for Brandon was the power play, which scored twice  improving their PP ratio to 15-56 on the season.

The Wheat Kings will look to regroup during a day off on Thursday before starting a two game weekend set with the Kootenay Ice this weekend.

Game time Friday night from Cranbrook is 8:00. The CKLQ pre-game show begins at 7:30.



No Scoring

Shots: 19-9 Red Deer


RD – Brenden Hagal (Sass, Alexeyev) 9:32
RD – Grayson Pawlenchuk (Spacek, Mahura) 15:38
RD – Jacob Freadrich (Polei, Hagel) 19:50 PP

Shots: 17-6 Red Deer


BWK – Stelio Mattheos (Kaspick, ,Clague) 1:30 PP
RD – Alex Alexeyev (Spacek, Pratt) 5:39
BWK – Tyler Coulter (Shearer, Lewis) 8:40 PP
RD – Adam Mahura (Spacek, Bobyk) 17:59 PP

Final Shots: 56-24
Special Teams: 2/5 Brandon | 2/4 Red Deer






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Fresh off a WHL and CHL Player of the Week nod, Wheat Kings Defenseman Kale Clague netted a goal and two assists on route to a 5-3 road victory over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

Ty Lewis continued his scoring streak netting three assists on the night, bringing his point totals to 15 on the season helping the Wheat Kings stretch their win streak to four games.

In a game that appeared completely one sided on paper, the Oil Kings fired 45 shots at Jordan Papirny who stood tall, making 42 saves for the victory.

The Wheat Kings scored on their first two shots on net. Tanner Kaspick opened the scoring just 1:27 into the game and Stelio Mattheos tipped home a powerplay marker less than three minutes later to give the Wheat Kings the early lead.

The Oil Kings would claw their way back into the game with a goal in the 2nd and another one just 90 seconds into the third period.

However, the combo of Shearer, Lewis and Clague would hook up for two quick goals in the 3rd to give the Wheat Kings a lead they would not relinquish.

Tak Anholt sealed the deal with his first as a Wheat King into the empty net.

The Wheat Kings won the special teams battle again on Tuesday night going 1/1 on the man advantage and killing off all three Oil King power plays.

The Wheat Kings head down the road to Red Deer to face the Rebels on Wednesday night. Game time is scheduled for 8:00MB time. The CKLQ pre-game show begins at 7:30.



BWK – Tanner Kaspick (Unassisted) 1:27
BWK – Stelio Mattheos (Clague, Lewis) 4:38 PP

Shots: 14-4 Edmonton


EDM – Kole Gable (Irving, Berg) 19:34

Shots: 13-5 Edmonton


EDM – Tray Fix-Wolansky (Mohr, Koch) 1:33
BWK – James Shearer (Lewis, Clague) 2:23
BWK – Kale Clague (Shearer, Lewis) 10:53 (4on4)
EDM – Lane Bauer (Fix-Wolansky, Warm) 18:29 (6on5)
BWK – Tak Anholt (Wharrie) 19:47 EN

Final Shots: 45-16
Special Teams: 1/1 Brandon | 0/3 Edmonton

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Ty Lewis scored his first career WHL Hat-trick and added an assist as the Brandon Wheat Kings shut out the Spokane Chiefs 6-0 on Saturday night in front of 4604 at WCG Place.

Connor Gutenberg added a pair of goals while Kale Clague chipped in with three assists of his own as the Wheat Kings outscored their opponents 12-1 in two games this weekend.

It was another night full of special teams goals as two of the goals came shorthanded while Lewis’ hat-trick marker was scored on the powerplay.

The Wheat Kings have now scored seven shorthanded goals this season. (To put it into perspective, the team had 15 goals shorthanded all of last season.)

Logan Thompson was spectacular between the pipes as he earned his first WHL Shutout, making 30 saves in the process.

Kale Clague continued to find the score-sheet as his three assists gives him six points in two games since returning from injury.

The Wheat Kings went 1/5 on the powerplay and failed to convert on an elongated 5 on 3 opportunity. However, they killed off all four of Spokane’s powerplay chances.

The Wheat Kings embark on a four game, seven day road trip that starts Tuesday night in Edmonton.

You can catch that game on 880 CKLQ, starting at 7:30 MB time. Puck drop is slated for 8:00. 



BWK – Ty Lewis (Duke) 3:39

Shots – 14-12 Spokane


BWK – Ty Lewis (Kaspick, Clague) 0:33
BWK – Connor Gutenberg (Armour, Anholt) 1:05
BWK – Ty Lewis (Mattheos, Clague) 14:44 PP
BWK – Reid Duke (Kaspick, Clague) 18:08 SH

Shots – 15-6 Brandon


BWK – Connor Gutenberg (Lewis) 14:02 (SH)

Final Shots: 34-34 Brandon
Special Teams: 1/5 Brandon | 0/4 Spokane

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The Brandon Wheat Kings scored first and never looked back on route to a 6-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night.

Four players recorded multi-point nights and Jordan Papirny made 32 saves as the Wheat Kings picked up their 2nd win a row in front of 3700+ fans at WCG Place.

Kale Clague and James Shearer  made their return to the lineup and made an immediate impact. The two of them combined for two goals and three assists on the night and were relied on heavily on the back end.

The Wheat Kings continue to find ways to get offense while short-handed. Brandon scored a pair of shorthanded markers tonight, their 4th and 5th of the season while also adding goals on the powerplay and while 4 on 4.

Cole Reinhardt, Ty Lewis, Reid Duke and Tanner Kaspick rounded out the scoring for the Wheat Kings who fired 38 shots at Stuart Skinner.

The Wheat Kings won’t have time to celebrate as they try and stretch this win streak to three games Saturday night vs Spokane.

Game time vs the Chiefs is 7:30. (7:00 on 880 CKLQ)


-Ty Lewis scored his 5th goal in as many games tonight. He continues to impress me night in and night out. It looks like the game has slowed down for the 2nd year veteran and its paying off on the scoresheet.

-Although he had plenty of offensive insurance, Jordan Papirny was solid in the Wheat King goal making 32 saves. A number of those saves came at key times, while the club was killing a 5:00 checking from behind major in the first period.

-Speaking of that… I wouldn’t rule out supplementary discipline on forward Ty Coulter after his 1st period hit on Giorgio Estephan. It was a dirty, dangerous hit and the type of hit that they are trying to eliminate from the game. It will be interesting to see how many games he gets….. NOTE: Estephan returned to the game in the 2nd period which was a good sign.

-Linden McCorrister had the biggest hit of the night when he lined up Brett Davis just inside the Lethbridge blueline. However, both players left the game. No word yet from the Wheat Kings on the severity of McCorrister’s injury.

-Tonight might have been the most sound defensive game i’ve seen the Wheat Kings play this season. Kale Clague and James Shearer brought in a calming effect to the first pair and provided offense from the back end. Schael Higson and Jordan Wharrie continued to be solid in their own end, while Daniel Bukac and Garrett Sambrook were not forced to play in situations they aren’t suited for like they had been in the last couple of weeks.



BWK – Reid Duke (McCorrister, Mattheos) 4:44
LET – Brayden Burke (Menell, Lindgren) 15:52 PP

Shots: 12-8 Hurricanes


BWK – Cole Reinhardt (Kaspick) 1:37 SH
BWK – Tanner Kaspick (Shearer, Clague) 12:48

Shots: 16-8 Wheat Kings


BWK – Kale Clague (Kaspick) 2:08 SH
BWK – James Shearer (Guttenberg) 2:57
BWK – Ty Lewis (Duke, Clague) 8:17 PP

Final Shots: 38-33 Wheat Kings
Special Teams: Brandon 1/3 | Lethbridge 1/4

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The Brandon Wheat Kings may have some reinforcements in the lineup tonight when they welcome the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Kale Clague is expected to make his season debut while James Shearer is a game time decision.

Head Coach David Anning tells CKLQ that it’s a big boost to the back end.

“Anytime you can add veteran players to your lineup, obviously it’s going to help your club. Those guys have been with the team for awhile now, they understand how we want to play, they’re leaders in the dressing room, and obviously good players on the ice. So it’ll be nice if we’re able to get one or both of them back.”

The club also welcomed back 17 year old Baron Thompson. He appeared in one pre-season game before being sent home due to an off-ice issue. The Lakeville, MN product could make his WHL Debut tonight.

With a pair of home games before the team heads out of a 4 game road trip Anning adds it’s important to play well.

“It’s important that we start getting points on home ice. This building has been hard to play in for a long time. We have to have the right mind set with our group and we need to start producing on home ice.”

Game time tonight is 7:30.

The CKLQ pre-game show begins at 7:00.

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Prince Albert, SK – Ty Lewis scored the overtime winner 2:00 into the extra frame to lift the Wheat Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday night.

The win snaps the Brandon Wheat Kings three game losing streak and is the first road win of the season for Brandon after losses in Moose Jaw and Regina.

Garrett Sambrook had a goal and an assist for the Wheat Kings who once again waited until the final minutes of the game to turn the jets on.

After Sambrook’s first WHL marker tied the game at two, the Raiders were quick to reply when Simon Stransky drove wide and slipped the puck five hole on Jordan Papirny to regain the Raider lead.

With three minutes to play, the Wheat Kings were awarded their fifth power play of the night. After a flurry of chances around the goalmouth, Tanner Kaspick found the loose puck and buried it to send this game to overtime.

In the extra frame, Ty Lewis and Connor Gutenberg broke loose on a 2 on 1. Lewis elected to shoot and snapped home his 4th of the season, and 2nd in as many nights to lift the Wheat Kings to victory.

Jordan Papirny picked up his 100th career WHL win, making 35 saves while Ian Scott took the loss for P.A, stopping 25/29.

The Wheat Kings return home on Friday night to take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Game time at WCG Place is 7:30.

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**Due to a series of technical difficulties, and my inability to click the save button…the story I had written was erased. Due to an early departure for Prince Albert tomorrow, the team recap will have to do! 

Brandon, MB. – A disappointing start to a weekend home and home series with Prince Albert for the Brandon Wheat Kings Friday night.

Austin Glover’s goal at the 45 second mark of overtime lifted the Raiders to a 3-2 victory over the Wheat Kings Friday night before 3,518 fans at Westman Communications Group Place.

After trading goals in the first, the Raiders scored the lone goal of the second to take a 2-1 lead through forty minutes.

In the third, Tanner Kaspick’s powerplay goal with seven minutes to play evened the score, setting the stage for overtime.

Ty Lewis also scored for the Wheat Kings, who were 2 for 5 with the man advantage.

With the loss – Brandon’s third straight – the Wheat Kings record slipped to 2-3-2-0.

Nix Holowko and Luke Coleman rounded out the scoring for the Raiders, who went 0 for 2 on the powerplay.

Having to kill off just two minors was a huge improvement for the Wheat Kings, who had given up seven powerplay goals in back to back losses this week to Regina and Portland.

Netminder Logan Thompson was solid between the pipes, making 33 saves while Ian Scott stopped 32 shots in the Raider net.

The Wheat Kings will be hoping to salvage a split in the weekend series when they travel to Prince Albert on Saturday.

Brandon’s next home game will be next Friday night against the defending Central Division pennant winning Lethbridge Hurricanes.

**Saturday night’s contest from Prince Albert can be heard on 880 CKLQ, the pre-game show begins at 7:30, puck drop is set for 8:00. 

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