Prince Albert, SK. – Tough 2-game Saskatchewan road trip for the Brandon Wheat Kings.
One night after dropping a 3-1 decision in Moose Jaw, the defending Western Hockey League Champions fell 5-3 Wednesday in Prince Albert, which extended their losing streak to three games.
Prince Albert struck for two unanswered third period goals for the win.
After trading four goals in the first and two more in the second, Parker Kelly scored what proved to be the winning goal early in the third period when he found himself all alone in front of Brandon netminder Logan Thompson. Simon Stransky’s empty netter in the final minute of regulation sealed the deal for the Raiders, who currently sit in last place in the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference.
Brandon meanwhile slipped to 27-22-6-2 but remain five points back of third place Swift Current in the Eastern Division as the Broncos fell 2-0 to the first place Pats, who will travel to Brandon on Friday night.
Ty Lewis, Nolan Patrick and James Shearer scored goals for the Wheat Kings, who fell victim again of penalties at inopportune times and lack of scoring chances.
One night after being outshot 34-16 in Moose Jaw, the Wheat Kings were outshot to the tune of 35-25 against the Raiders, with thirteen shots coming through the first two periods of play.
The Wheat Kings return home for back to back home games this weekend – Friday vs. Regina and Saturday against the Raiders.
Friday night is Chris Dingman Bobblehead Night, presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts. The first 2,000 ticket holders entering the East, West Main Entrances as well as the South Doors ONLY will receive the bobblehead that features the likeness of the popular former captain.
Tickets to both weekend games are on sale at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at keystonecentre.com