November 7, 2013, Brandon, MB. (ISN) – The Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with GIANT TIGER, will be giving away Ryan Pulock bobbleheads to the first 2,000 paid admissions at this Friday’s game against the visiting Swift Current Broncos.
Western Manitoba hockey fans are encouraged to get their tickets early and then be on hand at Westman Place when the doors open at 6:30pm. The Pulock bobbleheads will be given away at the east, west and south main entrances to the arena.
Friday’s game will be the second of a busy weekend for the Wheat Kings, who play host to Saskatoon on Thursday night as well as Corbin Boes and the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Monday afternoon Remembrance Day.
Pulock becomes the first Wheat King to be featured on a bobblehead in Brandon since right-winger Jordin Tootoo was immortalized in 2001-2002. However, that season the bobbleheads were only available for on sale at the hockey club’s souvenir shop and were not given away at a regular season home game.
A first round draft choice (15th overall) of the New York Islanders in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft, Pulock is currently in his fourth season with the Wheat Kings.
Recently chosen to the WHL All Star Team that will face off against the Russians later this month in the annual SUBWAY Super Series, the 19-year old Grandview, Manitoba product enters the weekend with five goals and 12 points in thirteen games this season.
After setting a franchise record by scoring 42 points as a 16-year old rookie in 2010-11, he shared last year’s team scoring title with center Tim McGauley.
An excellent candidate to join Canada’s World Junior Hockey team this December, Pulock was a seventh round (136th overall) selection of the Wheat Kings in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.
Friday’s bobblehead night will be the first of two to be hosted by the Wheat Kings this season. On January 25th, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a bobblehead of former Brandon co-captain Matt Calvert of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, courtesy of MTS Connect and Brandon’s three retailers.
Tickets to Friday’s game are on sale at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at www.wheatkings.com
Entering the weekend home stand, the Wheat Kings are 9-9-0 and are coming off back to back road victories in Everett and Lethbridge.