Brandon Wheat Kings

Brandon, MB. — Four teams and over fifty youngsters have been chosen to attend the 7th Annual Rogers Fan Camp Skate with the Wheat Kings on Wednesday, February 1st at Westman Communications Group Place.

The four teams will be split into several groups and will run through a series of drills and skill events from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Joining them will be members of the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, who kick off a 2-game series Wednesday night in Saskatoon against the Blades.

The four winning teams – all under the age of nine – that will be attending include the Brandon ScotiaMcLeod Predators, the Brandon McDonalds Novice Flames, the Hamiota Novice Huskies and the Killarney Novice Stars.

The training will be coordinated by Wheat Kings’ assistant coaches Dwayne Gylywoychuk and Darren Ritchie as well as veteran members of the Western Hockey League club including Captain Mark Stone, netminder Brandon Anderson, blueliner Brodie Melnychuk and newly acquired center Kevin Sundher.

In addition to the on ice training, the future Wheat Kings will receive a poster, courtesy of Rogers, an opportunity to meet members of the team; get their autographs and have dinner with their hockey heroes. As well, all of the players will receive complimentary tickets to Brandon’s game against the visiting Swift Current Broncos on Friday, February 24th.

Over one hundred teams, representing over two dozen communities, entered this year’s contest. Among the other communities participating in this year’s contest were Boissevain, Glenboro, Virden, Holland, Souris, Carberry, Shilo, Minnedosa, Birtle, Foxwarren, Gladstone, Wawanesa, Neepawa, McCreary, Peguis, Carman, Harney, Russell, Manitou, Notre Dame, Melita, Oakville, Rock Lake, Grandview, Gilbert Plains, Winkler, Springfield and Bottineau, North Dakota.

On the ice, the Wheat Kings hope to snap a 4-game losing streak Wednesday night in Saskatoon. The Blades will host Brandon again on Friday, before the Wheat Kings return home to play host to the defending Champion Kootenay Ice on Saturday night.

Tickets to Saturday’s game are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office. Fans can also order by phone at 726-3555 or online at ticketmaster.ca.