WHEAT KINGS GAME DAY IS DRIVEN BY MAINLINE MOTORS
The Brandon Wheat Kings and Swift Current Broncos wrap up their 2021 season series this afternoon. Brandon is looking for a clean sweep of the Broncos, a team they have outscored 13-4 this season. Brandon has won four in a row coming into play today.
Game Time: 5:00 p.m.
Radio: 4:30 p.m. on QCountry 91.5 FM & 880 CKLQ AM presented by Heritage Co-op
On TV: WCG Channel 12 (Audio Only)
LAST TIME OUT - 5-4 Win vs Winnipeg
Ben McCartney picked up four assists including an apple on the game winner to lead the way for the Wheat Kings. Braden Schneider (1G-1A) avenged a late penalty to score the game winner just 3:14 into extra time. The win marks a perfect 4-0-0-0 record for the BWK vs their provincial rivals.
WHO TO WATCH
Michael Farren - The elder statesman on the Broncos roster, leads his team in scoring (7G-11A). He also leads the Broncos in shots on goal with 61. As his career winds down, expect Farren to be all gas, no breaks the rest of the way.
Mathew Ward - The sixteen-year-old forward sits second on the Broncos in scoring (4G-14A). He also had a major shootout winner last Saturday vs the Broncos. Ward is a superb talent in his age group and will be a threat for years to come.
HUB SEASON SERIES (3-0-0-0)
Mar 18th/21 - @ Brandon (4-1 W)
Mar 28th/21 - @ Swift Current (5-2 W)
Apr 7th/21 - @ Brandon (4-1 W)
Apr 20th/21 - @ Swift Current
KEYS TO THE GAME PRESENTED BY MAINLINE MOTORS
Fire Away - Brandon has outshot their opponent 14 times in 20 games this season. When leading on the shot clock, the Wheat Kings are 10-3-1-0. They have an identical 10-3-1-0 record when firing more than 31 shots at the opponent.
Clutch Carts- Ben McCartney was named the WHL’s Player of the Week after a 12 point (4G-8A) week. McCartney sits second behind Peyton Krebs in the WHL scoring race and has registered at least a point in all but two games this season. He’s also riding a six-game point streak entering today’s game.