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Friday, July 19, 2019

Wheat Kings announce new head coach

Brandon, MB – Brandon Wheat Kings General Manager Darren Ritchie has announced the appointment of Dave Lowry as the Western Hockey League clubs new head coach. Lowry has an extensive coaching resume that includes experience at both the WHL and National Hockey League levels. An Ottawa, Ontario native, he has spent the past two seasons…

Brandon’s Tanner Jago signs AHL contract with the Texas Stars

Brandon's Tanner Jago has signed an AHL contract to play hockey with the Texas Stars. Jago recently completed his fourth season with the Bentley University Falcons. The 5'11" defensemen amassed 86 points while at Bentley. He is a former member of the Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings hockey program and spent time in the MJHL with both the…

Westman Magic claim Softball Manitoba U14 ‘A’ Girls’ title in convincing fashion

The Westman Magic took home the Softball Manitoba U14 'A' Girls' title after a lopsided 7-1 victory over the Manitoba Thunder. Natalie Draper reached base three times and scored a pair of runs to pace the Magic offensively in Sunday's gold medal contest. Danika Nell allowed one run on two hits with six strikeouts to pick…

Darren Ritchie named Wheat Kings GM

Brandon, MB – The Brandon Wheat Kings have a new General Manager. Kelly McCrimmon, the Western Hockey League club’s Owner and Governor, has appointed Darren Ritchie for the job. A former WHL All Star, Ritchie becomes the twelfth GM since the Wheat Kings joined the Western Canada Hockey League in 1967. A Winnipeg native, Ritchie…

Ferland signs new 4-year, 14M contract with Vancouver

Unrestricted free-agent Micheal Ferland has reached a new four-year, 14 million, agreement with the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. The 27-year old Ferland spent last season with the Carolina Hurricanes where he tallied 17 goals and 23 assists. Now 27, the former Wheat King (2009-2013) joins his 3rd NHL team since entering the NHL.
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