Brandon, MB. – The Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with TELUS, will be giving fans the opportunity to win a Michael Ferland bobblehead at this Friday’s game against the visiting Calgary Hitmen.
The first 3,000 fans in attendance will have a chance to take home one of 1,500 bobbleheads, featuring the likeness of the former Wheat King great!
Western Manitoba hockey fans attending the game will receive a one of two “colored” cards when they enter the arena. A contest will then take place during the opening period to determine what colored card will earn them one.
Friday’s game will be the fourth and final game of a 4-game home stand for the Wheat Kings, who enter the week riding a season high 6-game winning streak.
Listed by the Wheat Kings in 2008, the Brandon product played from 2009-2012 with the Wheat Kings before being traded to Saskatoon at the 2013 WHL Trade Deadline.
A former 2nd team WHL All Star, Ferland scored 88 goals and 211 points in 215 career games. As a Wheat King, he scored 182 points, including eighty goals in 190 games.
His best season as a Wheat King came in 2011-12 when he scored 47 goals and 96 points in 68 games.
During his WHL career, Michael appeared in two Memorial Cups – 2010 with Brandon and 2013 in Saskatoon.
Chosen by the Calgary Flames in the fifth round (133rd overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Ferland has appeared in 335 NHL games. In addition to the Flames, he has seen action in both Carolina and Vancouver.
After signing a multi-year contract with the Canucks last summer he has scored a goal and five points in an injury shortened season that has seen him play fourteen games.
His best NHL season came two years ago when he scored 21 goals and 41 points in 77 games for the Flames..
Ferland becomes the tenth Wheat King to be featured on a Brandon bobblehead, joining the likes of Jordin Tootoo, Ron Hextall, Ryan Pulock, Matt Calvert, Mark Stone, Chris Dingman, John Quenneville, Nolan Patrick and Ivan Provorov.
Friday’s game will feature the first of two bobblehead giveaways this season.
In early February, 1,000 fans will take home a Hockey Night in Canada bobblehead, presented by REMAX.
Tickets to Friday’s game as well as this Wednesday’s contest against Prince George are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office. Fans can also order online at keystonecentre.com or by calling (204) 726-3555.