The Wheat Kings host the Tigers tonight hoping to record their first win against Medicine Hat this season (Jan 13).
The Wheat Kings were outscored 11-2 in their two previous meetings. Brandon is coming into the game after a huge 4-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday. The Tigers have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The two clubs are battling for playoff position and are only separated by 4 points in the Eastern Conference standings.
Since Marty Murray has taken over as bench boss, the Wheat Kings are 9-3-2, which makes them the 3rd hottest club in the Eastern Conference right behind the Saskatoon Blades and Winnipeg Ice. The Wheat Kings are also the 6th hottest club in the entire WHL sitting with some pretty impressive company which includes, the Seattle Thunderbirds, Portland Winterhawks, Kamloops Blazers, Saskatoon Blades and Winnipeg Ice.
Who’s Hot: Brett Hyland currently has 14 goals scored in his last 14 games. Forward Nate Danielson has been stellar as of late scoring 36 points in his last 21 games and is on a 8 game point streak. Nolan Ritchie has 25 points in his last 18 games. Calder Anderson has 17 points in his last 12 games.
NOTABLE INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATS
-Nate Danielson: Tied for 3rd in the League Lead with (3) Shorthanded Goals
-Carson Bjarnason: 3rd the WHL with total saves (827)
-Matthew Henry: 1st in the WHL with 98 PIMS
(With files from The Brandon Wheat Kings)