Brandon Wheat Kings
Brandon, MB. — The Brandon Wheat Kings ran their winning streak to three games Saturday night with a 7-4 victory over the visiting Prince Albert Raiders.
With the victory – Brandon’s second in four nights against the Raiders – the Wheat Kings improved to 14-6-1-1 on the season, good for 30 points and sole posession of top spot in the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Division. The Wheat Kings currently sit one point up on the second place Saskatoon Blades, who defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-1 Saturday night.
Goals by Ryan Pulock and Mark Stone in the second period Saturday snapped a 3-3 tie and the Wheat Kings, who were playing their fourth game in five nights, never looked back.
Pulock, who will be one of four Wheat Kings to play for Team WHL in this week’s SUBWAY Super Series, finished the night with two goals and an assist and continues to lead all WHL blueliners in scoring with eight goals and 28 points.
Stone meanwhile had two goals and 4 points on the night to take over the WHL scoring lead with 19 goals and 46 points – two better than Medicine Hat’s Emerson Etem.
Brenden Walker, Dakota Conroy and Darian Dziurzysnki also scored for the Wheat Kings, who led 3-1 and 5-3 at the period breaks.
Justin Maylan with two, Mark McNeill and Tyler Vanscourt replied for the Raiders, who outshot the Wheat Kings 48-35.
Former Lethbridge Hurricane netminder Brandon Anderson turned aside 44 shots, including eighteen of 19 in the final period, to get the win and improve his record to 6-6-1-1 on the season.
The Wheat Kings won’t play again until Friday night when they will play host to the Medicine Hat Tigers in the first of a three game in three night weekend.
Tickets to Friday’s game will go on sale Monday morning at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at ticketmaster.ca