Brandon, MB – Brandon native Calder Anderson’s 1st career Wheat Kings goal turned out to be the game winner Friday night over the Moose Jaw Warriors.
The Wheat Kings came out flying with Charlie Elick collecting a deflection and firing a slap shot from the right side circle beating Warriors goaltender Jackson Unger to make it 1-0 Wheat Kings. The Warriors would pressure the Wheat Kings relentlessly for the remainder of the period but Carson Bjarnason stood tall to keep it 1-0 Wheat Kings after one.
The new look top line of Nolan Ritchie, Jake Chiasson and Calder Anderson would go to work with Anderson taking a feed from Chiasson scoring his first goal as a member of the Wheat Kings to make it 2-0. The Warriors would cut the lead after a Marek Howell shot from the point would go off a Wheat Kings skate and in to make it 2-1.
The third period the Wheat Kings would take it into next gear with Evan Groening scoring his 1st WHL goal to make it 3-1 and then Jake Chiasson would finish off with his 1st of the year of a pass from Calder Anderson to make it a 4-1 final.
Wheat Kings coach Don MacGillivray was pleased with his teams effort, “I thought we got better as the game went on. I thought we played much better in the 2nd period and even better in the third and we got rewarded with some goals. We were able to roll 4 lines and 6 defense effectively”.
- Jake Chiasson (1G-2A)
- Calder Anderson (1G-1A)
- Carson Bjarnason (34 Saves)
The Wheat Kings now turn their attention to the Regina Pats who they host next Wednesday. Fans can catch the game on Q Country 91.5 starting at 6:30 PM MB time.