GAME HUB: Wheat Kings host Raiders in CAA School Patrol Night
The Wheat Kings host the Prince Albert Raiders in CAA School Patrol Night. First 1500 fans receive a sheet of Wheat Kings hockey cards courtesy of Guild Insurance Group.
Catch the action beginning at 7:00pm from Westoba Place. Doors open at 6:00pm.
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2022/2023 Wheat Kings Regular Season Record: 26-30-8-0 Home: 12-15-5-0 Road: 14-15-3-0
Head Coach: Marty Murray | 18-15-6-0 WHL (Reg Season) games coached |
All-Time Record: 18-15-6-0 | Playoff Record: 0-0
REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (32) – Nate Danielson Assists (44) – Nate Danielson
Points (76) – Nate Danielson PIMS (135) – Matt Henry (Leads WHL)
Plus/Minus (15) – Kayden Sadhra-Kang Shots (252) – Nolan Ritchie
Wins (21) – Carson Bjarnason Shutouts (3) – Carson Bjarnason
Save % (.901) – Carson Bjarnason Goals Against Average (3.09) – Carson Bjarnason
NEWS & NOTES:
Last Game: The Regina Pats hot start led to a 6-3 win over the Wheat Kings Wednesday night. It was a game where the Pats scored 3 goals early forcing the Wheat Kings to chase the game. Goals were scored by Joby Baumuller, Nolan Ritchie & Zakhar Polshakov for the Wheat Kings extending Polshakov’s point streak to 6 games. Leading the way for the Regina Pats was Connor Bedard who had 2G-2A in what is expected to be his final game versus the Wheat Kings.
March 17th VS Prince Albert Raiders: The Wheat Kings and Raiders meet for the 6th and final time this season. Last meeting was only 10 days ago when the Wheat Kings traveled up to PA and defeated the Raiders 4-3. It was a game that had all 4 Wheat Kings goals scored in the 2nd period. Calder Anderson led the way with 1G-1A earning first star of the evening. Wheat Kings goaltender Ethan Eskit also earned his first career WHL win after stopping 30 of 33 shots. The Wheat Kings lead the season series 3-1-1. Raiders forward Niall Crocker leads the season series in scoring with 3G-4A.
Jiri’s Time to Shine: Former Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Jiri Patera made his NHL debut with the Vegas Golden Knights last Sunday. Patera made 30 saves in a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues to secure his first NHL win on his debut. A sixth-round pick in 2017, Patera became the first goaltender drafted by the Golden Knights to win a game. The 24-year-old played two seasons with the Wheat Kings where he went 46-32-6 with six shutouts, a .913 save percentage and a 2.95 GAA. As a pro, Patera previously played 56 AHL games with Henderson and also suited up 15 times with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets.
Called Up: Wheat Kings Top Prospect Joby Baumuller has been called up and will remain with the Wheat Kings for the rest of the season. The former 12th overall pick, Baumuller finished tied for 4th overall in goal scoring as a 15-year-old in the Saskatchewan U18 AAA Hockey League this year. Baumuller scored his 1st career WHL goal in a 10-2 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings last Saturday night. Then Baumuller added another Wednesday versus the Regina Pats in front of his Notre Dame teammates. Baumuller grew up just outside of Regina in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.
Who’s Hot: Zakhar Polshakov is on a 6 game point streak. Brett Hyland currently has 19 goals scored in his last 21 games. Forward Nate Danielson has been stellar as of late scoring 18 points in his last 15 games. Nolan Ritchie has 9 points in his last 6 games. Dawson Pasternak has 9 points in his last 9. Pasternak’s 7 game point streak was snapped in Winnipeg Sunday.
WHEAT KINGS VS RAIDERS SCHEDULE
December 2nd VS Prince Albert 7:00pm CT WIN 5-4
December 7th @ Prince Albert 7:00pm CT WIN 4-3
January 7th @ Prince Albert 7:00pm CT LOSS 6-2
February 20th VS Prince Albert 7:00pm CT OT LOSS 4-3
March 7th @ Prince Albert WIN 4-3
March 17th VS Prince Albert 7:00pm CT
NOTABLE INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATS
Carson Bjarnason: 3rd in the WHL in shutouts (3)
Matthew Henry: 1st in the WHL with 135 PIMS
STEALS OF THE NIGHT
Just a reminder that our Family Pack is still available which includes 2 adult & 2 kids tickets for only $50. Also all single game tickets are now $5 off regular price for the remaining regular season games.