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Wheat Kings Regular Season Record: 9-11-0-1 Home: 6-6-0-0 Road: 3-5-0-1
Head Coach: Don MacGillivray | 87 WHL games coached (PA, BWK) | All-Time Record: 39-41-6-1
Tonight’s Matchup: The Brandon Wheat Kings continue a four-game road trip tonight in Swift Current. Its the third time these two clubs have met this season, but first in Speedy Creek. Brandon is 2-0-0-0 in the season series so far, outscoring the Broncos 12-5 in the process.
Last Time Out: 4-3 OTL @ Moose Jaw The Wheat Kings peppered Carl Tetachuk with 18 shots in the third period, scoring twice to force overtime but failed to earn the extra-point in a 4-3 shootout loss. Riley Ginnell, Marcus Kallionkieli and Nate Danielson had the BWK goals, while Ethan Kruger kicked aside 36 shots in 65 minutes in his 7th consecutive start.
TOP 5 WHEAT KINGS SCORERS
Nolan Ritchie – 9G – 16A – 25 Points
Ridly Greig – 12G – 11A – 23 Points
Nate Danielson – 4G – 12A – 14 Points
Rylen Roersma – 8G – 6A – 14 Points
Chad Nychuk – 5G – 8A – 13 Points
Goals (12) – Ridly Greig | Assists (16) – Nolan Ritchie
Points (25) – Nolan Ritchie | PIMS (42) – Ridly Greig
Plus/Minus (9) – Ridly Greig | Shots (79) – Ridly Greig
Wins (6) – Ethan Kruger Shutouts (0) – None
Save % (.899) – Ethan Kruger | Goals Against Average (3.38) – Ethan Kruger
NEWS & NOTES:
Red Hot Ritch: Nolan Ritchie comes into play tonight riding a six-game point streak. In that span, the Brandon native has three goals and eight assists for eleven points. Ritchie has only been held off the scoresheet six times this season.
Finding His Stride: Marcus Kallionkieli has quickly found his way back into the offense after a brief adjustment period from the AHL. The Finnish forward has three goals in his last four games and a combined total of nine points (3G-6A) over that span.
vs the Broncos: The Wheat Kings are riding a twelve game winning streak vs the Broncos, dating back to the 2018-19 season. Brandon has scored 63 goals vs the Broncos on that winning streak while only allowing 19 goals against. Since the beginning of the 2018-19 season, Brandon has a 14-2-0-1 record in this rivalry.