Random Musings from the Wheat City


The City of Brandon & The Sportsplex will be offering a FREE swim and skate with Santa this Saturday the 3rd of December from 12:30 pm. to 6 pm. Santa will be available for photo opportunities.

Michael Wenham's Head Shave 2.0 has now surpassed the $10,000 goal. As reported earlier in the month, Michael is collecting pledges for the Canadian Cancer Society in honor of Mike Adamski, principal at Vincent Massey High School.

The Double Decker Tavern has released an updated entree menu featuring several new dishes including the classic Sloppy Joe Sandwich, Chicken Parmesan, and a Fajita Stuffed Chicken Breast. They also offer up a variety of food and drink specials throughout the week and the new additions can be found in the menu below.


Double Decker Menu Brandon MB

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John Quenneville has been called up by the New Jersey Devils and is set to join the Devils in Chicago for tomorrow evenings game. Quennnville has had impressive start to his season scoring 17 points in 19 games with the Devils minor league affiliate, the Albany Devils. The forward was leading Albany in scoring at the time of his callup.

Nolan Patrick and Kale Clague have both been invited to the Sport Chek selection camp to determine who will represent Canada at the 2017 World Junior Championship. This year's Championship is being held in Toronto and Montreal over the holiday season. The duo are among 2 of the 32 players invited by Hockey Canada to compete for the 22 man final roster.

Former Wheat King defensemen, Kord Pankewicz, has been released by the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He had played in 155 games for the Hurricanes, over parts of three seasons, after being acquired from Brandon in the trade which saw both Reid Duke & Macoy Erkamps come to the Wheat City.

Duncan Campbell has registered 9 points, in 9 games, since signing with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL following his release from the Wheat Kings.

Ryan Pilon, a one time draft pick of the New York Islanders, and a former member of the Brandon Wheat Kings is playing with the expansion Wakaw Lakers of the Fort Carlton Hockey League. The FCHL is a 5-team senior hockey league in Alberta . Pilon has tallied 6 points in the teams first 4 games.