Thursday, December 16, 2010

Home and Home with Brandon Begins Tomorrow

The Warriors will head to Brandon Friday night to Westman Place to play one of their last two games before the Christmas break. The Warriors head into Friday with a 19-12-0-2 record; Brandon has a 12-19-1-3 record. The Warriors will return home SATURDAY for their final home game.

Warriors- 5th in Eastern Conference
Wheaties- 10th in Eastern Conference

Warriors sit 9 points back of the first place Saskatoon Blades. The Warriors have recently beat two of the four teams ahead of them in the standings (Kootenay & Saskatoon).

The Wheat Kings were on an 11 game losing streak before notching a win on Dec 12th vs Prince Albert.

Previous Meetings
September 29th-
5-2 Brandon win at home; Brandon still had Ty Rimmer in net at this point.

November 20th- Warriors took it 4-2 in Brandon with the reverse of the last game. Heemskerk made 40 saves.

November 26th- Warriors stole the game in Brandon 5-4 for with a last second goal from Mackenzie Royer.

November 27th- A 4-3 Warrior win at home with the go ahead goal from Collin Bowman. Heemskerk made 46 saves.

Specialty Teams
Warriors PP- 20.4%
Brandon PP- 20.3%

Warriors PK- 78.6%
Brandon PK- 77.7%

What you Need to Know
The last time these two teams met, the Wheaties were without star forward and LA Kings draft pick, Brayden Schenn. Well, the Wheaties will still be without Schenn. He was released back to Brandon on December 2nd from the Kings, however he left only days later to join team Canada's World Junior Camp in Toronto. Many speculate Brayden will be named Captain of the team.

The Warriors will not have Quinton Howden or Antonin Honejsek in the line up this weekend as both forwards are with their countries respective World Junior teams.

Who to Watch For
Mark Stone- among the top in WHL scoring, Mark Stone has 18 goals and 25 assists

Scott Glennie- a late addition to WJ camp, Glennie did not find himself on that roster and has 36 points for the Wheaties

Shayne Wiebe- Captain for Brandon, Wiebe has 26 points.

Moose Jaw
Dylan McIlrath
- Dylan had a great game vs Saskatoon. Throwing the body around, making some key blocks and scoring the first Warriors goal of the night--- the truck will make himself known early on in this game.

Spencer Edwards- Edwards played very well on Tuesday night. A goal and speed that lights up the crushed can… watch for Edwards to lead the way.

Morgan Rielly- You can’t miss him out there, a danger on the PP and the Warriors leading Rookie, Rielly’s skill is growing with each game.

Off the Ice Saturday Night....
It’s everyone’s favourite night! Teddy Bear Toss! Bring a new stuffed toy to throw on the ice when the Warriors score their first goal of the night.

Zeller’s is our game night sponsor… watch for a great exit give away!
The Miller Express will be setting up a great raffle table and we have a special guest… or group to sing the National Anthem.

You know where you can listen.... Country 100... with the one and only James Gallo! I do believe this one is a 7:30 start in Brandon. Back in the Jaw Saturday, the usual 7:00 start.

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