(ISN) – Brandon, MB. — The Brandon Wheat Kings returned home Tuesday morning from a 3-game Thanksgiving long weekend road trip that saw them collect two of a possible six points.
The Wheat Kings, who will play two home games this coming weekend, before hitting the road for their annual west coast road trip begin the week with a record of 6-2-1-0.
THIS PAST WEEKEND:
Saturday, October 11th @ Red Deer (6-4 win)
The Wheat Kings stormed back from a 4-1 second period deficit with five unanswered goals to beat the Rebels for the second time in a week. The victory extended Brandon’s road win streak to three games.
Sunday, October 12th @ Calgary (6-2 loss)
The Hitmen snapped a 1-1 tie with two goals – 28 seconds apart in the second period – en route to the win. With the score 3-2 after forty minutes of play, Calgary put an end to any comeback bid by scoring three unanswered goals.
Monday, October 13th @ Edmonton (5-2 loss)
The defending Memorial Cup Champion Oil Kings scored three second period goals en route to the win, extending Brandon’s losing streak at Rexall Place to 14 games.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Friday, Oct. 17th vs. Swift Current @ 7:30pm
(Presented by Assiniboine Community College)
Saturday, Oct. 18th vs. Portland @ 7:30pm – “Salute to School Patrols”
(Presented by MPI, CAA Manitoba, Canexus and Pyramid Steel)
Note: Fans attending Saturday’s game are encouraged to bring a non perishable food donation for the annual FCC Drive Away Hunger Campaign, sponsored by Heritage Co-op
THIS WEEK’S PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, October 15th @ 1:45pm
Thursday, October 16th @ 1:45pm (North end of Keystone Centre)
Note: Thursday’s practice has been moved due to The Doobie Brothers concert scheduled for Westman Place
THIS WEEK’S PLAYER APPEARANCES:
Wednesday, October 15th
1. CIBC Read to Succeed Program @ Forrest Elementary School
2. MPI-Brandon Sun School Patrol Luncheon at Riverview School
3. Minor Hockey Caravan visit to Melita (presented by Canadian Tire and The Construction Association of Rural Manitoba)
Center John Quenneville and goalkeeper Jordan Papirny will be off to Forrest in the morning…Pete Quenneville and Eric Roy will attend the School Patrol Luncheon, provided by SUBWAY…while veteran Colton Waltz will be joined by rookies Kale Clague and Logan Thompson in Melita Wednesday night
SUBWAY SERIES TEAM TO BE ANNOUNCED:
The Western Hockey League, in conjunstion with Hockey Canada, plan to announce the roster for the WHL All star Team that will be facing the Russians next month, later this week. Brandon’s Westman Place will host game two of the 6-game CHL series on Tuesday, November 11th.
FEHR’S BOOK ARRIVES AT BWK TEAM STORE:
Eric Fehr’s his new children’s book has hit store shelves in both the U.S. capital and at the BWK Team Store located at Brandon’s Keystone Centre.
A 29-year old Winkler product, Fehr has authorted a children’s book “The Bulliest Dozer” with Pamela Duncan Edwards in an effort to raise money for bullying prevention.
The children’s story is about a bullying bulldozer and the idea came to him several years ago, first in the form of the title. Then he started working on story lines and finally partnered with Edwards, an author known for her aliteration whose titles include “Clara Caterpillar,” “Road! A Noisy Counting Book” and “Some Smug Slug.”
Fehr, who played from 2001 to 2005 in Brandon and was chosen the WHL’s Player of the Year during his final season, says that bullying is an issue that he feels strongly about. He hopes to encourage positive behavior and has worked this past year to make his vision become a reality.