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Wheat Kings lose 5-1 to Tigers Saturday

By: Q Country/Star FM Sports
Posted: October 23, 2022 11:07

Brandon finishes 8-game road trip at 5-and-3

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The Brandon Wheat Kings ended their western road trip at 5-and-3 after a tough 5-1 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers Saturday night (Oct 22).

The first period was a disaster for the Wheat Kings allowing 3 goals in the opening 20. First, Reid Anderson was left all alone near the crease allowing him to redirect a shot between the legs of Nick Jones and in to make it 1-0 Tigers. Then less than two minutes later the Tigers would go on the powerplay with Owen MacNeill scoring with a one timed shot to make it 2-0. The Wheat Kings would push throughout the period but would surrender a shothanded goal with only 6 seconds remaining in the opening frame when Hunter St Martin placed a shot off the pad of Nick Jones allowing Pavel Bocharov to cash in the rebound to make it 3-0 after one.

The Wheat Kings would make things interesting with a Brett Hyland powerplay goal to cut the lead to 3-1 Tigers, but Medicine Hat would go back on numerous powerplays scoring a pair within the final 2 minutes of the game to make it a 5-1 final.

3 Stars:

Beckett Langkow (23 Saves)
Pavel Bocharov  (1G-2A)
Nick Jones (34 Saves)

The Wheat Kings return home Friday, October 28th when they host the Winnipeg Ice for Willie’s Birthday. Puck drop at 7:00 pm CST from Westoba Place in Brandon. Fans can catch the game on Q Country 91.5 FM and 800 AM starting at 6:30 pm PM CST time.


Last Friday (Oct 21), the Brandon Wheat Kings edged the Lethbridge Hurricanes 2-1.

The Wheat Kings started out with a bang - Nolan Ritchie was able to force a turnover inside the Hurricanes zone finding Calder Anderson on the left side circle scoring his 2nd of the year to make it 1-0. The Hurricanes would score at the midway mark of the first with Joe Arntsen firing a shot off the body of Charlie Elick and in to tie it up. Only 3:19 later the Wheat Kings would score off a two on one with Zakhar Polshakov placing a shot on net allowing Nate Danielson to collect the rebound scoring his 4th of the year to restore the one goal lead for the Wheat Kings.

With a 2-1 lead in the third the Wheat Kings would rely on their goaltender Carson Bjarnason who would stop 32 of 33 shots en route to another clutch victory on the road.

3 Stars:

  1. Carson Bjarnason (32 Saves)
  2. Nate Danielson  (1G)
  3. Harrison Meneghin (20 saves) 

(Articles courtesy of the Brandon Wheat Kings) 

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