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15.03.2017 04:43 Age: 8 days
By: Brandew Crowe

Wheat Kings Bucked by Broncos


The Brandon Wheat Kings turned in a lacklustre effort on Tuesday night in front of over 4000 fans at Westman Place. 

 

The Broncos got multi-point nights from four different players on route to a 6-3 victory. 

 

For the fourth straight game, the Wheat Kings surrendered the games first goal.

 

The Broncos capitalized on their first power play of the night as Arty Inulin fired a shot thru a heavy screen to beat Logan Thompson. 

 

Moments later, Tyler Coulter was ejected from the game following a late hit on Kaiden Elder and a subsequent fight with Matthew Stanley. Coulter was assessed a five minute major for charging and once everything was sorted out, the Broncos ended up on a 3:00 power play.

 

It didn't take long to convert as Tyler Steenbergen buried his 51st of the season off a goal mouth scramble to put the Broncos up 2-0 after one. 

 

In the 2nd, the Wheat Kings got two goals in a span of 1:03 to tie the game up.

First it was Tanner Kaspick with a backhand that beat Taz Burman and moments later Nolan Patrick snapped home his 20th of the season to square the game up at two. 

 

Despite the quick start to the period, the Broncos would regain the lead scoring two goals in 0:53 seconds to regain the two goal lead. 

 

The Broncos would add a pair in the third and aside from a late goal from Ty Lewis, the Wheat Kings didn't have a whole lot of wind in their sales on Tuesday night. 

 

Logan Thompson finished the night with 36 saves while Taz Burman made 24 in the win. 

 

Brandon would finish the night 0/3 on the power play, dropping their record to 30-29-7-3 on the season. 

 

The Wheat Kings are in Moose Jaw tonight (Wednesday) to play the game that was postponed last week due to the blizzard. 

 

Game time is 8:00 MB time with the CKLQ pre-game show kicking off at 7:30. 

 

OTHER NOTES:

-James Shearer played in his 100th WHL Game on Tuesday night. 

-The Wheat Kings have recalled 17 year old defenseman Aiden Mucenski for the remainder of the season. He made his WHL debut on Tuesday. Mucenski's information can be found here. 

-Former Wheat King Jordan Papirny did not make the trip to Brandon. He remains in Swift Current with what the team is calling an "Illness."

-The Wheat Kings paid tribute to long time public address announcer Mike Adamski prior to the game. Mike lost his short battle with cancer earlier this week.  



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