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February 19, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Brandon Wheat Kings News Release


Wheat Kings Regular Season Record: 24-15-3-2 Home: 11-6-2-1 Road: 13-9-1-1

Head Coach: Don MacGillivray | 110 WHL games coached (PA, BWK) | All-Time Record: 53-46-9-2

Tonight's Matchup: The Brandon Wheat Kings wrap up a four-game Saskatchewan, Alberta road trip tonight in Swift Current. It's the third meeting in the last ten days between these two clubs. Brandon is 3-1-1-0 so far in the season series.

Last Time Out 5-2W @ Lethbridge: Nate Danielson recorded his first career WHL hat-trick, and Ridly Greig registered three assists in his hometown as the Wheat Kings picked their third consecutive victory. Trae Johnson bookended the scoring with his first career two-goal night.

TOP 5 WHEAT KINGS SCORERS

Ridly Greig - 22G - 26A - 48 Points

Nolan Ritchie - 18G - 26A - 44 Points

Chad Nychuk - 14G - 28A - 42 Points

Nate Danielson - 17G - 24A - 41 Points

Vincent Iorio - 7G - 22A - 29 - Points

STATS LEADERS:

Goals (22) - Ridly Greig | Assists (28) - Chad Nychuk

Points (48) - Ridly Greig | PIMS (74) - Ridly Greig

Plus/Minus (22) - Chad Nychuk | Shots (143) - Nolan Ritchie

Wins (18) - Ethan Kruger | Shutouts (1) - Ethan Kruger

Save % (.909) - Ethan Kruger | Goals Against Average (2.86) - Ethan Kruger

NEWS & NOTES:

Light the Lamp: Nate Danielson recorded his first career WHL hat-trick last night. Against the Hurricanes this season, the Red Deer, AB native has scored four times and added an assist for five points in three games. In his last four games, Danielson has scored five times and added an assist for six points.

Milestone Night: Ethan Kruger's 27 save victory last night was the 50th of his WHL career. In 93 games, the Sherwood Park, AB native has a record of 50-27-6-4.

Keep it Going: Chad Nychuk's third-period assist, extends his career-high point streak to nine games. He now has the longest Wheat King point-streak by a Wheat King since the 2017-18 season. (Kale Clague)

Point Collecting: Since December 3rd, the Wheat Kings have racked up an impressive 33 points, going 15-3-2-1 in that span. The Wheat Kings have also had success here in Wild Rose Country. The Wheat Kings are 11-5-1-1 vs teams from Alberta this season.

Shots, Shots, Shots: The Wheat Kings have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at the Swift Current Broncos in the last three meetings. Brandon has outshot Swift, 121-59 including a season-high 49 shots last Friday in Brandon.


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