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Wheat Kings Wrap Up Camp

01.09.2019 19:18
By: Branden Crowe

Begin prep for Friday's exhibition opener


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – The Brandon Wheat Kings wrapped up the 2019 edition of Training Camp with the annual Canad Inns Intrasquad Game on Sunday afternoon at Westoba Place.

41 Players took part in the game to wrap up five days of practices, scrimmages, and off-ice workouts.

In a tight affair, Team White skated away with a 7-6 victory.

Veterans Ethan Kruger, Ben McCartney and Lynden McCallum did not play in the game.

General Manager Darren Ritchie said all three are listed as “Day to Day.”

SCORING SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

White: Brett Hyland (Marcus Sekundiak)

Black: Connor Gutenberg (Unassisted)

Black: Luka Burzan (Unassisted

White: Cole Reinhardt (Ridly Greig, Jake Chiasson)

2nd PERIOD

White: Jonny Lambos (Brett Hyland)

Black: Owen Weihs (Drayson Collyer)

White: Cole Reinhardt (Jake Chiasson, Ridly Greig)

3rd PERIOD

White: Caiden Daley (Carter Bateman, Logen Hammett)

Black: Davis Chorney (Luka Burzan, Nolan Ritchie)

Black: Jonny Hooker (Ty Thorpe)

White: William Highet (Bode Hagan, Carter Bateman)

Black: Nolan Ritchie (Neithan Salame)

White: Cole Reinhardt (Ridly Greig, Jonny Lambos)

Goalkeepers:

Team Black: Blake Moroz & Jiri Patera

Team White: Connor Ungar & Cole Plowman

**I made the mistake of not tracking what time each goalie came in and out of the game, so do not have the total shots against/saves made**

 POST-GAME QUOTES

“I liked the compete today, the young guys played with a lot of poise and a lot of confidence. I like that the veteran players put the puck in the net and the one thing I really like was how hard they worked.” –Head Coach Dave Lowry

“We’re just focused on making the playoffs… We’re hungry. Dave (Lowry) is going to expect nothing but the best so it’s time to get to work.” – Defenseman Chad Nychuk

“Missing the playoffs last year was really disappointing. We want to be one of the best teams in the league this year and that’s our goal starting this week.” -Forward Luka Burzan

WHAT’S NEXT?

-The club will announcer their pre-season roster Sunday night.

-Luka Burzan (Colorado), Jiri Patera (Vegas) & Ben McCartney (Philadelphia) will head to NHL training camp’s this week.

-Friday is Season Ticket Holder pickup day in the south end of the Keystone Centre parking lot ahead of the exhibition opener vs Winnipeg.

-Friday’s game will be broadcast on QCountry Radio starting with the pre-game show at 7:00 p.m.