Thursday, 5 March 2015

Wheaties Beat Hurricanes 7-3 in Brandon

The home town Wheat Kings exploded for six goals in the second period as they beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 7-3 Wednesday night in Brandon.

The game was tied at 1-1, before the flood gates opened in the second period. Lethbridge opened the scoring in this game when Brayden Burke scored his 7th of the season to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. Brandon though got that goal back a couple of minutes later when Braylon Schmyr beat Jayden Sittler to even things at 1-1 after 20 minutes.

The game drastically changed in the second. The Wheat Kings came out gunning, scoring six times to take a commanding 7-1 lead. Two goals from Peter Quenneville, along with goals from Duncan Campbell, Tyler Coulter, and Tim McGauley put the driver's seat. Quennevile's second in the period was a power play marker. Sittler was pulled after 40 minutes of play after he allowed 7 goals on 40 shots.

Stuart Skinner started the third period in goal and shut the door for the rest of the night. Despite being down a bunch, the Hurricanes did manage to get two more goals before the game ended. Brayden Burke scored his second of the night and 8th of the season and then Tyler Wong notches his 24th of the season to cut the lead to 7-3 and that's the way this game would end.

The Wheat Kings out shot Lethbridge 49-27. Although the Hurricanes were out of the playoff picture a long time ago, Wednesday's loss officially eliminated them from playoff contention. The loss drops their overall record to 19-36-5-3 in 63 games this season. Brandon went 1/3 on the power play and Lethbridge 0/2.

The Hurricanes are down to their final nine games in the season. Next up on this road trip are two more teams that'll miss the WHL playoffs this season.The play in Saskatoon Friday (Mar. 6) and in Prince Albert Saturday (Mar. 7).



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