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Wheat Kings Look to Stable Broncos

By: Branden Crowe
Posted: April 20, 2021 11:19

Game 21/24

WHEAT KINGS GAME DAY IS DRIVEN BY MAINLINE MOTORS

THE SETUP


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.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

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)
Watch/Stream: www.watch.chl.ca 

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.

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