The Saskatoon Blades defeat the Brandon Wheat Kings by a score of 4-1 Saturday night (Nov 5).
The Wheat Kings started out with pressure inside the Blades zone outshooting the Blades 10-1 at one point but it was the Blades who scored the opening goal with Aiden De La Gorgendiere scoring from the point on the powerplay to give the Blades an early 1-0 lead. Then with 18 seconds remaining in the first period Brett Hyland would give Andrei Malyavin a lane to skate right in and beat Austin Elliott to tie it up heading into the 2nd period.
The Blades maintained puck possession in the second frame and had a handful of powerplay attempts. During their 4th powerplay oppurtunity of night for the Blades Jordan Keller would fire a left side circle shot top corner passed Carson Bjarnason to give the Blades a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.
It was a disasterous start to the third period with Nate Danielson’s skate blade coming loose in his own zone allowing Brandon Lisowsky to steal the puck and beat Bjarnason to extend the Blades lead to 3-1 only 60 seconds into the period. Then with 12:14 remaining Jordan Keller would score his second of the night to make it 4-1 which would eventually be the final.
Jordan Keller (2G)
Brandon Lisowsky (1G-1A)
Trevor Wong (2A)
The Wheat Kings are back in action Friday afternoon (Nov 11) when they host the undefeated Red Deer Rebels for a special Remembrance Day game. Puck drop at 2:30 pm from Westoba Place in Brandon, and you can catch the action live on Q Country 91.5 FM and 880 AM.
The Tri-City Americans erase a two goal deficit in the third period to comeback and defeat the Brandon Wheat Kings by a score of 4-3 in overtime Friday night (Nov 4).
The Wheat Kings maintained consistent time inside the offensive zone in the opening frame but with only 2:02 remaining the Americans would capitalize on a turnover allowing Adam Mechura to fire the puck through Carson Bjarnason to make it 1-0 Tri City after one.
The Wheat Kings would take over in the second frame with two late goals. The Americans would go on a 5 on 3 two man advantage where Brett Hyland stole the puck away and would maintain possession inside the Americans zone allowing Nate Danielson to drive the net to take a pass from Hyland. Danielson would wire a one timed shot past Americans goaltender Tomas Suchanek to tie it up. Then with only 13 seconds remaining in the period, Nolan Ritchie would find Calder Anderson down the left wing side allowing Anderson to score his 3rd of the year giving the Wheat Kings their first lead of the game.
The third period started well for the Wheat Kings with Jake Chiasson scoring a powerplay goal to extend the lead making it 3-1. The Americans would linger around the Wheat Kings zone throughout the second half of the third period. While on the powerplay, the Americans would cut the lead to one with Jake Sloan deflecting a Lukas Dragicevic shot and in with just over 12 minutes remaining in regulation. With under 5 minutes remaining, the Wheat Kings would get caught inside their own zone allowing Ethan Ernst to toe drag placing a wrist shot to the right side of the net passed Bjarnason to force overtime.
In the extra frame Brett Hyland would get called for a hit from behind putting the Americans back on the powerplay, that’s where Adam Mechura would find Dragicevic with a cross ice pass to win the game for the Americans.
(Recaps courtesy of the Brandon Wheat Kings)