Brandon Wheat Kings Media Release
Brandon, MB. – The Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings reassigned ten players Sunday night following their annual Intrasquad Game at Westman Commuications Group Place.
Following is the list of the players reassigned Sunday night:
Defence Anthony Kehrer 15
Defence Chad Nychuk 16
Defence Timber Lewis 16
Forward Kolton Shindle 16
Forward Carter Cockburn 16
Forward Cameron MacDonald 15
Forward Matthew Osadick 17
Forward Ridly Greig 15
Forward Drayson Collyer 16
Forward Mitchell Joss 16
In Sunday’s annual Intrasquad game, veterans Tanner Kaspick, Baron Thompson and Stelio Mattheos scored two goals each as Team Black built up a 6-0 second period lead and coasted to a 9-2 victory over Team White.
Sam Anderson, Linden McCorrister and Kolton Shindle rounded out the scoring for Team Black, who outshot the Whites 51-32. Veteran netminder Logan Thompson turned aside all eighteen shots that he faced.
Gunnar Wegleitner and Lynden McCallum scored in a losing cause for Team White.
As a result of Sunday’s moves, the Wheat Kings have trimmed their pre-season roster to thirty-three players – four goalkeepers, eleven defencmen and 18 forwards. Of those, three of them – James Shearer, Caiden Daley and Daniel Bukac – are currently on the sidelines nursing injuries.
A native of the Czech Republic, Bukac is one of seven Wheat Kings scheduled to attend National Hockey League training camps this month (Bukac – Boston Bruins, Nolan Patrick – Philadelphia,Tanner Kaspick – St. Louis, Ty Lewis – Colorado, Stelio Mattheos – Carolina, Kale Clague – Los Angeles Kings and Logan Thompson – Vegas Golden Knights).
Following is the list of 33 players on the Wheat Kings’ pre-season roster:
Logan Thompson, Hunter Arps, Ethan Kruger and Zach Bennett
Kale Clague, Daniel Bukac, Garrett Sambrook, Neithan Salame, Kade Jensen, Braden Schneider, Aiden Mucenski, Schael Higson, Zach Wytinck, Ty Ettinger and James Shearer
Tanner Kaspick, Nolan Patrick, Caiden Daley, Jonny Hooker, Marcus Sekundiak, Stelio Mattheos, Sam Anderson, Cole Reinhardt, Connor Gutenberg, Linden McCorrister, Baron Thompson, Kyle Bettens, Ben McCartney, Lynden McCallum, Ty Lewis, Rylan Bettens, Gunnar Wegleitner and Zach Russell
The Wheat Kings will kick off their 4-game pre-season schedule this Friday night at Westman Place against the visiting Regina Pats. Tickets to both of Brandon’s exhibition games as well as TheBrandon Sun Home Opener, scheduled for September 22nd, will go on sale Tuesday, September 5th at the Keystone Centre box office.
Fans can also order by phone at (204) 726-3555 or online at keystonecentre.com
Meanwhile Season Ticket holders are reminded that this Friday, September 8th from 11am to 7pm is “Ticket Pick-up Day”. Fans are encouraged to come out to pick up their tickets at the tent located in the Keystone Centre’s south parking lot.
For those that have yet to purchase 2017-18 Season Tickets, be sure to visit the Wheat Kings office or call (204) 726-3535. The earlier you do the better chance you will have to win one of the many exciting prizes up for grabs in this year’s “20 Prizes in 20 Days Contest Giveaway”.