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Eight Wheat King Alumni Set for Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 9, 2019 - The 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs have arrived and the Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings will be well represented with eight former players set to take the ice in search of hockey's Holy Grail. In one of the most interesting match-ups, Dustin Byfuflien and the Winnipeg Jets take on Brayden Schenn and the red hot St. Louis Blues. The Jets made the NHL's final four last season, losing to Vegas in the Western Conference while the Blues, who missed post season play a year ago, found them... Full Story

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Schneider Named to Hockey Canada U18 Training Camp Roster

April 5, 2019 - CALGARY, Alta. - Canada's National Mens Under 18 Team plans to assemble in Kisakallio, Finland next week before flying to Sweden for two pre-tournament games ahead of the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship. Twenty-three players, including nine from the Western Hockey League will gather in Finland for training camp prior to U18 worlds, scheduled for April 18-28 in ?-rnsköldsvik and Umeå, Sweden. Of the nine WHLers participating - Brandon Wheat Kings' veteran defenceman Braden Schneider and ... Full Story

Hard Work Paid off for Ron Popplestone

March 24, 2019 - When Ron Popplestone decided to check out hockey at age seven, he took care of it himself. Popplestone, now 57 and a married father of two, said that self reliance and hard work went a long way in his house. "That was my biggest thing, work ethic," Popplestone said. "Everybody has different standards. I was taught at home to work hard and respect people. I guess that's the big thing when I came here. Gregg Drinnan wrote, and I still have the article from the Brandon Sun, 'What Popplestone ... Full Story

Wheat Kings' Captain Inks Pro Deal

March 22, 2019 - Brandon, MB. - The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes have announced the signing of Brandon Wheat Kings' captain Stelio Mattheos to a three year entry level contract that will begin next season. The club also announced that the 19-year old Winnipeg product will begin his professional career with the Charlotte Checkers under an amateur tryout contract for the balance of the 2018-19 campaign. The 19-year-old Mattheos was the WHL's fourth-leading goal scorer last season, scoring 44 ... Full Story

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