BRANDON WHEAT KINGS
Head Coach: Don MacGillivray (2nd Season)
21/22 Pre-Season Record: 0-1-0-0
Last Game: A 3-1 loss @ Moose Jaw
Record vs. WPG (Hub): 4-0-0-0
Power Play: 0% (0/2)
Penalty Kill: 79% (30/38 – 1oth)
Leading Scorers: Vincent Iorio (1GP – 1G – 0A – 1PTS), Chad Nychuk (1GP – 0G – 1A – 1PTS), Teydon Trembecky (1GP – 0G – 1A – 1PTS)
For the first time since March 7th, 2020 the Brandon Wheat Kings will play a game on home ice tonight at Westoba Place. Tonight, also marks the first home game under the new J & G Ownership Group, led by Jared Jacobson and for Head Coach Don MacGillivray. The Wheat Kings have just one home pre-season game this season and will wrap up the exhibition season on Saturday night in Winnipeg.
The Wheat Kings roster might look a little thin up tonight with seven players away at NHL Training Camps still. Ridly Greig (OTT), Marcus Kallionkieli (VGK), Brett Hyland (LA), Mason Ward (DET), Jake Chiasson (EDM), Ethan Kruger (EDM) and Vincent Iorio (WSH) are all still plying their trade at the pro level. Nolan Ritchie (PHI) and Riley Ginnell (STL) are expected to be in the lineup tonight for the Wheat Kings.
Head Coach: James Patrick (3rd Season)
21/22 Pre-Season Record: 1-1-0-0
Last Game: A 6-5 SO victory vs Regina.
Record vs. BWK (Hub): 0-4-0-0
Power Play: 30.8% (4/13)
Penalty Kill: 100.0% (6/6)
Leading Scorers: Conor Geekie (1GP – 2G – 1A – 3PTS), Carson Lambos (1GP – 1G- 2A – 3PTS), Matthew Savoie (1GP – 1G- 2A – 3PTS)
After finishing in second place in the East Division in each of the past two WHL seasons, the Winnipeg ICE are hungry to take the next step this winter. A veteran core of returnees, and highly-touted 2022 NHL Draft prospects Matthew Savoie and Conor Geekie make the ICE a team to keep an eye on in the Eastern Conference this season.
BATTLE OF MANITOBA BEGINS
After four tight games in the ‘HUB’ in Regina, the Wheat Kings and ICE are set to renew their provincial rivalry tonight. Although it is a pre-season game, tonight kicks off a stretch of four straight games vs one another. These two teams meet again tomorrow night to wrap up the exhibition season before a season opening home and home series next weekend.
Box Score: CLICK HERE
WHL Live: There will be NO WHL LIVE feed tonight.
Radio: There will be NO radio broadcast tonight.
*The first radio broadcast feed will take place on Saturday September 25th, @ Winnipeg (6:45 p.m.)*