GAME HUB: Wheat Kings & ICE Meet for Sixth Time Friday
The Wheat Kings & Winnipeg Ice faceoff for the sixth time this season. The Canadian Mental Health Association presents, Mental Health Night in Brandon.
Puck drop at 7:00pm from Westoba Place.
2022/2023 Wheat Kings Regular Season Record: 19-21-6-0 Home: 8-11-3-0 Road: 11-10-3-0
Head Coach: Marty Murray | 11-6-4-0 WHL (Reg Season) games coached |
All-Time Record: 11-6-4-0 | Playoff Record: 0-0
REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (23) – Nate Danielson Assists (33) – Nate Danielson
Points (56) – Nate Danielson PIMS (108) – Matt Henry (Leads WHL)
Plus/Minus (9) – Brett Hyland/Sadhra-Kang Shots (169) – Nolan Ritchie
Wins (17) – Carson Bjarnason Shutouts (3) – Carson Bjarnason
Save % (.912) – Carson Bjarnason Goals Against Average (2.88) – Carson Bjarnason
NEWS & NOTES:
Last Game: The Wheat Kings lost a tough one last Tuesday. A depleted Saskatoon Blades team was in town without Aidan De La Gorgandiere, Connor Roulette, Josh Pillar, Jaylen Wiens, Justin Lies, Tyler Parr & Misha Volotovskii out of the lineup with injury. The Wheat Kings maintained a 1-0 lead until late in the 3rd period when the Saskatoon Blades scored on their 5th power play attempt to tie it up. The Blades would eventually win the game 15 seconds into overtime with Charlie Wright beating Nate Danielson and then beating Carson Bjarnason through the five hole giving the Blades a 2-1 road win. The overtime loss would be the 6th OT loss of the season for the Wheat Kings. The time the Wheat Kings have been victorious in extra time is when they forced a shootout against the Red Deer Rebels on Remembrance Day.
Snake Bites: The Wheat Kings Haven’t been able to score more than two goals in a single game since January 20th versus the Calgary Hitmen where they put up 4 inside the Saddledome. Other than the 2-0 win they had in Edmonton on January 22nd, every other game was a loss with only one goal scored.
Feb 3rd VS Winnipeg ICE : The Wheat Kings and ICE faceoff for the sixth time this season. The last meeting was right before Christmas break where the Wheat Kings went the distance but lost in overtime. Forward Calder Anderson crashed into his own net forcing the puck to cross the line allowing the ICE to escape with the 4-3 victory. Nick Jones was solid between the pipes that evening stopping 32 of 36 shots earning 2nd star.
A New Hope: Wheat Kings locked up 2022 4th Round Pick Gradey Hope last week. Hope, from Kelowna B.C, currently plays for Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton. Hope will join the Wheat Kings for the next couple of weeks. The Gradey Hope signing means that the Wheat Kings have locked up their top 4 picks from the 2022 Draft which includes F Joby Baumuller, F Easton Odut, D Emerson Clark and D Gradey Hope.
Who’s Hot: Brett Hyland currently has 14 goals scored in his last 16 games. Forward Nate Danielson has been stellar as of late scoring 41 points in his last 28 games. Nolan Ritchie has 33 points in his last 25 games. Calder Anderson has 19 points in his last 19 games.
WHEAT KINGS VS ICE SCHEDULE
Sep. 24 Winnipeg 4 at Brandon 3 Final OT
Oct. 28 Winnipeg 4 at Brandon 1 Final
Oct. 29 Brandon 3 at Winnipeg 4 Final
Nov. 12 Brandon 3 at Winnipeg 8 Final
Dec. 17 Brandon 3 at Winnipeg 4 Final OT
Feb. 3 Winnipeg at Brandon 7:00 pm CST
Mar. 4 Winnipeg at Brandon 7:00pm CST
Mar. 12 Brandon at Winnipeg 5:05 pm CDT
Mar. 24 Winnipeg at Brandon 7:00 pm CDT
Mar. 25 Brandon at Winnipeg 7:05 pm CDT
NOTABLE INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATS
Nate Danielson: Tied for 3rd in the League Lead with (3) Shorthanded Goals
Carson Bjarnason: 2nd in the WHL in shutouts (3)
Matthew Henry: 1st in the WHL with 108 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.