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Wheat Kings Set for Mid-Week Affair in Saskatoon

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Wheat Kings Regular Season Record:  2-3-0-0 Home: 1-2-0-0 Road: 1-1-0-0

Head Coach: Don MacGillivray | 71 WHL games coached (PA, BWK) | All-Time Record:  32-33-6-0

Tonight’s MatchupThe Brandon Wheat Kings head to Saskatchewan for the second time this week in a hopes for a rebound vs the Saskatoon Blades. The Wheat Kings fell 6-2 to the Blades at Westoba Place on Saturday night. make their second trip to Saskatchewan this week, with a stop at the Sasktel Centre. Brandon is coming off a two-win weekend, and will be looking to rebound after a tough 6-2 loss to the Blades on Saturday night. 

Last Time Out: 4-2 W@Regina: Chad Nychuk (2G-1A) and Rylen Roersma (1G-1A) each had multi-point nights as the Wheat Kings picked up their second win in three days. Carson Bjarnason stopped 39 shots for his first career WHL victory and earned first star honours in the process. Chad Nychuk (2G-1A) picked up his first career two-goal game, 

TOP 5 WHEAT KINGS SCORERS
 Nate Danielson – 1G – 4A – 5 Points
 Vinny Iorio  – 0G – 5A – 5 Points
 Nolan Ritchie – 2G – 2A – 4 Points
Ridly Greig – 3G – 1A – 4 Points
Riley Ginnell – 2G – 2A – 4 Points

STATS LEADERS:
Goals (3) – Ridley Greig  |   Assists (5) – Vinny Iorio
Points (5) – Iorio & Danielson  |   PIMS (10) – Dube & Greig
Plus/Minus (1) – Three Tied  |   Shots (20) – Ridley Greig
Wins (1) – Ethan Kruger & Carson Bjarnason  |   Shutouts (0) – None
Save % (.888) – Carson Bjarnason  |   Goals Against Average (4.37) – Carson Bjarnason

NEWS & NOTES:

Youth Movement: Carson Bjarnason becomes the youngest Wheat Kings goalie since Byron Penstock in 1990 to record a WHL victory. At 16 years, 3 months and 1 day, Bjarnason is the youngest goalie to earn a victory in a Brandon uniform since Jordan Papirny (7 Months older). He also recorded the 2nd most saves in his debut victory since Geoff McIntosh (40 saves) on September 23rd at Regina.

Nice Return: Newly minted Team Captain Ridly Greig has recorded a point in all three games since being reassigned by the Ottawa Senators. The first round pick has three goals and an assist, including a goal against the Blades on Saturday night. 

Rossburn Rifle: Chad Nychuk scored twice on Sunday, the first time in his career. The Rossburn, MB native’s three point night tied a career high for points in a game dating back to January 18th, 2020 in Moose Jaw. His third period goal was his third career game winner.

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