WHEAT KINGS SNAP SKID WITH OT WIN

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – The Brandon Wheat Kings snapped a four-game losing streak on Friday night as they beat the Swift Current Broncos 3-2 in overtime.

Ty Lewis scored 3:32 into the extra frame to lift the Wheat Kings to victory as they got a much needed extra point against the team they are chasing in the East Division standings. The overtime win makes Brandon a perfect 7-0 in the extra frame this season.

The Broncos actually lead twice on the night as Matteo Gennaro scored a pair of goals, his 23rd and 24th of the season but it was a resilient effort from a Brandon club playing their sixth game in nine days.

Baron Thompson and Evan Weinger added goals from Brandon who limited the Broncos to just 26 shots. This was a huge improvement over the 61 shots allowed on Wednesday night in Regina.

Brandon finished the night 1/5 on the powerplay while the Broncos failed to convert on their only chance.

Brandon will welcome one of the hottest teams in the WHL on Sunday afternoon when the Saskatoon Blades come to town. Puck drop is scheduled for 4:00 at Westman Place.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

S.C. – Matteo Gennaro (23) (Patterson, Gable) 16:53

Shots: 14-9 Brandon

2nd PERIOD

BWK – Baron Thompson (11) (Ettinger, Reinhardt) 6:27

Shots: 13-8 Brandon

3rd PERIOD

S.C. – Matteo Gennaro (24) (Khaira, Patterson) 7:10
BWK – Evan Weinger (19) (Gutenberg, Wytinck) 9:31 PPG

Shots: 7-7 

OVERTIME

BWK – Ty Lewis (21) (Weinger) 3:32

Final Shots: 35-26 Brandon

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LEGIEN OF DOOM BURIES WHEAT KINGS

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Regina, SK (CKLQ) – Jared Legien had two goals and an assist to lead the Regina Pats to a 3-2 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Wednesday night.

The Pats fired 61 shots at the Brandon goal on the night, including 22 in each of the first and second periods. It was the first time all year that Brandon had allowed 50+ shots in a game and the first time they have allowed 20+ shots in two periods of the same game.

Matt Bradley chipped in with a goal and an assist as the Pats earned their 20th win of the season and 4th in a row.

The Wheat Kings got goals from Zach Wytinck and Ty Lewis and despite a late push with the goalie pulled, couldn’t draw even.

Despite the loss, Brandon did find the back of the net on the powerplay. Wytinck’s 1st period powerplay goal was the first since Baron Thompson scored on December 13th vs Kamloops.

Logan Thompson finished the night with 58 saves while Tyler Brown kicked aside 28 shots for the win.

Brandon has now dropped four straight games at the Brandt Centre as the home team has won every game of the season series so far. The loss was also Brandon’s fourth in a row.

The Wheat Kings kick off a five game home stand on Friday night when the Swift Current Broncos come to town. (7:00 pre-game show on QCountry Radio)
SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

BWK – Zach Wytinck (3) (Weinger, Gutenberg) 7:38 PPG

Shots: 22-14 Regina

2nd PERIOD

REG – Matt Bradley (25) (Henry, Legien) 6:36

Shots: 22-7 Regina

3rd PERIOD

REG – Jared Legien (15) (Leschyshyn, Mahura) 1:58 PPG
BWK – Ty Lewis (20) (Unassisted) 5:32
REG – Jared Legien (16) (Bradley) 10:20

Final Shots: 61-30

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PENALTIES KILL WHEATIES IN FINAL GAME OF 2017

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Moose Jaw, SK (CKLQ) – Special teams was key on Sunday night as the Moose Jaw Warriors knocked off the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-2 at Mosiac Place.

The Warriors scored three times on the powerplay while adding a shorthanded marker on route to their third straight victory over the Wheat Kings.

Jayden Halbgewachs lead the way for Moose Jaw with two goals and two assists while Brayden Burke (1G-2A) and Justin Almeida (3) chipped in with three points each.

Swan River’s Tristan Langan also had a big night for the Warriors adding his 7th and 8th goals of the season.

Stelio Mattheos and Evan Weinger scored the lone goals for Brandon who once again failed to convert on the powerplay, tonight on five opportunities.

Brandon will hit the road again on Wednesday when they head to Regina to take on the Pats. After that, the Wheat Kings set up shop for a five game home stand.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

MJ – Jayden Halbgewachs (39) (Burke, Almeida) 15:04 PPG
BWK – Stelio Mattheos (28) (McCorrister) 17:32

Shots: 7-6 Brandon

2nd PERIOD

MJ – Jayden Halbgewachs (40) (Almeida, Burke) 10:47 PPG
MJ – Brayden Burke (19) (Brook, Almeida) 13:39 PPG

Shots: 18-5 Moose Jaw

3rd PERIOD

MJ – Tristan Langan (7) (Unassisted) 1:59 SHG
BWK – Evan Weinger (18) (Bukac) 5:07
MJ – Tristan Langan (8) (Halbgewachs, Jeannot) 6:59
MJ – Tanner Jeannot (28) (Zaitsev, Halbgewachs) 15:!6

Final Shots: 44-26 Moose Jaw

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WARRIORS POT SEVEN IN WIN OVER BRANDON

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – The Brandon Wheat Kings let another two goal lead slip away on Saturday afternoon as they dropped a 7-4 decision to the league leading Moose Jaw Warriors.

Brandon opened up a 2-0 lead just over six minutes into the hockey game as Gunnar Wegleitner and Linden McCorrister found the twine behind Warriors netminder Brody Willms.

In similar fashion to Thursday night’s game in Regina, the opponent quickly responded. The Warriors scored three times in the remaining fourteen minutes of the period to take their first lead of the game.

The line of Brayden Burke, Justin Almeida and Ryan Peckford combined for 11 points on the night with Peckford leading the way with a pair of goals.

The Warriors would add three more in the 2nd period on route to their 29th victory of the season.

Brandon would get another goal from Linden McCorrister and a marker from Evan Weinger but it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback.

Logan Thompson made 32 saves for Brandon while Willms turned aside 29 shots for the win.

These two teams will meet again on New Years Eve in Moose Jaw. (6:30 pre-game show on QCounty Radio).

SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

BWK – Gunnar Wegleitner (9) (Bukac) 2:42
BWK – Linden McCorrister (11) (Mattheos, Higson) 6:50
MJ – Ryan Peckford (14) (Buke, Almeida) 7:49
MJ – Tristan Langan (6) (Unassisted) 15:08
MJ – Ryan Peckford (15) (Burke, Almeida) 19:34

Shots: 15-9 Moose Jaw

2nd PERIOD

MJ – Jett Woo (7) (Peckford) 9:30
MJ – Jayden Halbgewachs (38) (Almeida, Burke) 13:11 PPG
BWK – Linden McCorrister (12) (Weinger, Higson) 16:21
MJ – Tanner Jeannot (27) (Halbgewachs, Langan) 18:11

Shots: 15-12 Moose Jaw

3rd PERIOD

BWK – Evan Weinger (9) (Wytinck, Lewis) 15:29
MJ – Brayden Burke (18) (Almeida) 19:05 EN

Final Shots: 39-33 Moose Jaw

 

 

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SPECIAL TEAMS KEY IN LOSS TO REGINA

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Regina, SK (CKLQ) – The Regina Pats scored three goals in just over two minutes in the 2nd period to take over the momentum and roll to a 5-4 victory at the Brandt Centre on Thursday night.

Brandon opened up a 2-0 lead just 1:30 into the 2nd period but it quickly evaporated after the Wheat Kings began a parade to the penalty box. Logan Nijhoff, Cale Fleury  (PPG) and Bryan Lockner (PPG) scored in a span of 2:23 to give the Pats the lead.

Brandon would not be able to regain the lead in the game and each time they tied it, the Pats quickly got back in control.

After Matt Bradley put the Pats up 5-4 midway through the third period, the Wheat Kings would furiously try and tie the game. A late powerplay gave Brandon a 6 on 4 advantage but they couldn’t beat Tyler Brown and they ran out of time.

Special teams was a key factor in the game, Brandon took eight minor penalties and afforded the Pats a five on three as well. Regina finished the night 2/8 while Brandon couldn’t convert on their three chances finishing 0/3.

Evan Weinger (1G-2A) was named the game’s 3rd star while Ty Lewis, Zach Wytinck and Stelio Mattheos would add singles for the Wheat Kings who got 31 saves from Dylan Myskiw.

Brandon will look to hit the rest button when they welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors to Westman Place on Saturday afternoon. (2:00 pre-game show on QCountry Radio)

SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

BWK – Ty Lewis (19) (Weinger) 16:18

Shots: 8-6 Brandon

2nd PERIOD

BWK – Evan Weinger (16) (Lewis) 1:30
REG – Logan Nijhoff (2) (Legien, Zamula) 4:14
REG – Cale Fleury (8) (Davidson, Leschyshyn) 5:08 PPG
REG – Bryan Lockner (5) (Davidson, Leschyshyn) 6:37 PPG
BWK – Zach Wytinck (2) (Daley, Reinhardt) 11:11
REG – Nick Henry (5) (Nijhoff, Bradley) 16:13

Shots: 19-11 Regina

3rd PERIOD

BWK – Stelio Mattheos (27) (Weinger) 8:57
REG – Matt Bradley (23) (Mahvolich) 13:21

Final Shots: 36-28 Regina

 

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THIRD PERIOD OUTBURST LEADS BRANDON TO VICTORY

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Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – A three goal third period lifted the Brandon Wheat Kings to a 5-3 victory over the Regina Pats on Wednesday night.

Evan Weinger (1G-1A), Ty Lewis (1G-1A) & Stelio Mattheos (1G-1A) all had multi-point nights for Brandon who were kicking off the 2nd half of the WHL season after a 10-day Christmas Break.

After opening the scoring on a shorthanded goal, the Wheat Kings found themselves down 2-1 on a pair of strange goals. First, Logan Thompson mis-read a Robbie Holmes dump in and found himself standing behind the net as the puck rolled across the goal line.

Despite heavy argument from the Wheat Kings coaching staff that the Pats were offside, the goal counted. Early in the 2nd period, it was Logan Nijhoff taking a gift of a turnover into the slot and beating Thompson over the blocker. Both goals were one the Wheat King netminder would like to have back.

Cole Reinhardt’s 2nd period goal to tie the game would set up the third period offensive outburst. Ty Lewis, Evan Weinger and Linden McCorrister would all beat Max Paddock in the final frame to lift Brandon to victory.

Paddock, who was making his first start in his home town made 30 saves while Thompson earned his 20th win of the season by making 27 saves.

Both teams struggled on the powerplay on Wednesday. Brandon finished 0/6 while the Pats went 0/3.

The win moves Brandon 16 points up on the Pats for 3rd place in the WHL’s Eastern Division, but the Wheat Kings remain 3 points back of Swift Current who beat Moose Jaw on Wednesday night.

Brandon and Regina will meet again on Thursday night at the Brandt Centre in Regina. (6:30 pre-game show on QCountry radio.)

SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

BWK – Stelio Mattheos (26) (Kaspick, Schneider) 13:37 SHG
REG – Robbie Holmes (8) (Fleury) 19:33

Shots: 13-11 Brandon

2nd PERIOD

REG – Logan Nijhoff (1) (Unassisted) 4:05
BWK – Cole Reinhardt (11) (B.Thompson, Wytinck) 14:36

Shots: 9-7 Brandon

3rd PERIOD

BWK – Ty Lewis (18) (Weinger, Gutenberg) 3:38
REG – Robbie Holmes (9) (Zamula, Fleury) 7:25
BWK – Evan Weinger (15) (Lewis) 7:55
BWK – Linden McCorrister (10) (Mattheos, Bukac) 18:28

Final Shots: 35-30 Brandon

 

 

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SPECIAL TEAMS KEY, WARRIORS SNAP THE STREAK

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Moose Jaw, SK (CKLQ) – In the first meeting of the season between Brandon and Moose Jaw it was the Warriors getting the edge, winning 7-4 on Saturday night at Mosaic Place.

The loss ended Brandon’s 10-game winning streak as they head into the WHL Christmas Break.

Special teams was the story on the evening as Moose Jaw scored twice on the powerplay and added a shorthanded marker on route to their 27th win of the season. On the other side, Brandon failed to convert on seven powerplay chances.

Brayden Burke was named the game’s first star after registering a five point night (1G-4A), while Justin Almeida and Jayden Halbgewachs each had two goal nights for the Warriors.

Brandon got goals from Baron Thompson, Connor Gutenberg, Stelio Mattheos and Caiden Daley.

Logan Thompson was pulled after allowing five goals on 18 shots, Dylan Myskiw played the third period and made 10 saves. At the other end, Brody Willms turned aside 25 shots for the victory.

Brandon will now enjoy a ten day Christmas break before opening up the 2nd half with a home and home vs the Regina Pats. That all kicks off on Wednesday December 27th at Westman Place. (7:00 puck drop on QCountry Radio.)

SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

MJ – Vince Loschiavo (9) (Almeida, Burke) 15:35
BWK – Baron Thompson (10) (Lewis) 14:15

Shots: 11-7 Brandon

2nd PERIOD

MJ – Jaxon Kaluski (2) (Popple, Sheen) 4:33
MJ – Jayden Halbgewachs (34) (Burke) 7:19 PPG
MJ – Vince Loschiavo (10) (Burke, Zaitsev) 9:35 PPG
MJ – Justin Almeida (19) (Burke) 18:58 SHG

Shots: 11-9 Moose Jaw

3rd PERIOD

BWK – Connor Gutenberg (11) (Weinger, Wytinck) 9:15
BWK – Stelio Mattheos (25) (McCorrister, Ettinger) 10:28
MJ – Jayden Halbgewachs (35) (Jeanott) 11:!4
BWK – Caiden Daley (4) (Unassisted) 15:50
MJ – Brayden Burke (16) (Almeida, Peckford) 16:55

Final Shots: 30-29 Moose Jaw

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