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Wheat Kings Return To Dauphin Down 2-0

It’s been a forgettable start to the playoffs for the Brandon Wheat Kings. In losing the opening game of their best-of-seven series 7-2 to Medicine Hat on the road Friday, the Wheaties hoped for better fortunes Sunday evening. However, that wouldn’t be the case.

Wheat Kings Return To Dauphin Down 2-0

The Tigers built off of their hometown crowd, and their power play en route to another 7-3 thrashing. With three power play goals and six different goal scorers, Medicine Hat put together a stellar performance, jumping ahead of Manitoba’s team 2-0.

Brandon picked up two goals from Marcus Sekundiak and another from Ty Lewis. For the second-straight game, the Tigers were gifted to a multi-point performance from captain Mark Rassell. After finishing the series opener with a goal and two assists Friday, Rassell put up another two goals and two assists for seven points in the opening two games.

Unfortunately for Brandon, netminder Logan Thompson went down in the third period with a lower-body injury and was replaced by backup goaltender Dylan Myskiw. Thompson’s status remains unknown.

After beating Medicine Hat in the shot department on Friday, the Wheat Kings gave up 36 shots to their western opponents, as compared to the 26 shots that they directed at the Tigers’ net.

Brandon will host Medicine Hat for games three and four in Dauphin on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Brandon Fair has taken over the Keystone Centre at Westman Place for the foreseeable future. Puckdrop from Credit Union Place in Dauphin is set for 7:30 P.M. local time for both Tuesday and Wednesday’s matchups.

By Carter Brooks
Photos provided by Brandon Wheat Kings

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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