Spokane,WA (ISN) –– The Brandon Wheat Kings arrive in Spokane, Washington Tuesday morning and will have a short period of time to prepare for the opening game of their 7-game thirteen day west coast road trip.
The 4-1-0-1 Wheat Kings, who are coming off a 3-game Western Hockey League homestand that saw them win two of three including Friday’s 6-3 victory over the Prince George Cougars, left Brandon on Thanksgiving Monday after their scheduled practice at Westman Place.
Brandon begins the tour with 24 players on its roster – two goalkeepers, 9 defenceman and thirteen forwards.
Following is a quick look at the team’s 7-game west coast schedule and broadcast times on 880 CKLQ with Bruce Luebke:
Wednesday, October 12th @ Spokane (2-2-0-1): CKLQ Broadcast Time: 8:35 p.m.CST
Friday, October 14th @ Tri-City Americans (5-2-0-0): CKLQ Broadcast Time: 8:35 p.m.CST
Saturday, October 15th @ Portland Winterhawks (4-4-0-0): CKLQ Broadcast Time: 8:30 p.m.CST
Tuesday, October 18th @ Seattle Thunderbirds (1-3-0-0): CKLQ Broadcast Time: 8:35 p.m.CST
Wednesday, October 19th @ Everett Silvertips (1-2-0-2): CKLQ Broadcast Time: 8:35 p.m.CST
Friday, October 21st @ Medicine Hat Tigers (5-3-0-0): CKLQ Broadcast Time: 8 p.m.CST
Saturday, October 22nd @ Lethbridge Hurricanes (2-4-0-1): CKLQ Broadcast Time: 7:30 p.m. CST
A couple of interesting notes about this year’s trip – former Wheat Kings’ prospect Cody Nelson is a member of the Spokane Chiefs, Winnipeg goalkeeper Calvin Pickard backstops the T-Birds in Seattle, Adam Hughesman of the Tri-City Americans is currently tied with Brandon’s Mark Stone for the WHL Scoring lead and next Friday’s game between the Wheat Kings and Tigers will be the first ever meeting between coaches and brothers Cory and Shaun Clouston.
The Wheat Kings will return to Brandon on Sunday, October 23rd but won’t play again until they kick off a 2-game weekend homestand against the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday, October 28th.
Tickets to all 32 of Brandon’s remaining home games are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at ticketmaster.ca