A weekend that started with so much promise, ended with a thud on Saturday night, in a 5-4 loss to the last place Regina Pats at Westoba Place.
Coming off two huge road victories over the top two teams in the Central Division, Brandon was looking for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
48 hours later, the Wheat Kings have back to back losses under their belt and just one point to show for it.
"We got outworked," said Head Coach Dave Lowry. "It all comes down to effort and the compete level. We were an easy team to play against tonight. It's disappointing to come in and not be prepared. This falls on us as coaches. We're going to go back to square one and re-introduce how this team needs to play and work in order to win in this league."
Brandon jumped out to an early lead, scoring on the second shift of the hockey game, but the Pats would quickly draw even, in a dominating first period, outshooting Brandon 20-9 in the process.
The Wheat Kings had a 2-1 lead midway through the middle frame, but Regina scored three straight goals, including two on the powerplay to take a lead they would not relinquish.
"I'm tired of saying the same thing every night," added Lowry. "The time is up. We're 25 games into the season and we don't understand that we can't be outworked in our own building."
Ben McCartney, Lynden McCallum and Jonny Lambos had the goals for Brandon, who despite the effort, managed to get within one goal late in the third period. However, the comeback would fall short and Brandon drops to 11-13-1-0 and 4-6-1-0 on home ice.
"It's not a great feeling right now," said forward Lynden McCallum. "We didn't get the job done. We didn't come to play. This loss is deflating and we have to be better. We got away from what we're good at. This was a total team failure."
Jiri Patera made 32 saves in the losing effort while Donovan Buskey earned his first win as a Pat, making 27 saves.
Former Pat Duncan Pierce had a pair of assists for the Wheat Kings, while Caiden Daley and Zach Wytinck were held off the scoresheet in their return to the Wheat City.
Brandon will look to hit the reset button this week as they prepare to wrap up the month of November with a home and home vs the Winnipeg ICE.
BWK - Ben McCartney (12) (Schnieder, Gutenberg) 1:03
REG - Riley Krane (5) (Unasissted) 8:59
**BWK Ridly Greig failed to convert on a first-period penalty shot**
Shots: 20-9 Regina
BWK - Lynden McCallum (7) (Greig, Burzan) 8:59
REG - Carter Chorney (3) (Sedov) 10:54 PPG
Shots: 10-3 Brandon
REG - Carson Denomie (6) (Holmes, Chorney) 0:30 PPG
REG - Robbie Holmes (9) (Unassisted) 3:39
BWK - Jonny Lambos (3) (Pierce) 8:08
REG - Kyle Walker (2) (Evans, Englot) 16:54
BWK - Braden Schnieder (3) (Gutenberg, Pierce) 19:17 SHG
Final Shots: 37-31 Regina