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Three Wheat Kings, One ICE Player Named to WHL’s Team of the Week

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Three Wheat Kings, One ICE Player Named to WHL’s Team of the Week

The Western Hockey League has nearly completed its shortened 24-game ‘hub-styled’ 2020-21 season. With the recent announcement that there will be no playoffs, nor a winner announced of the Ed Chynoweth Cup for the second-straight season, 24 games is all that each team will receive.

With the East Division on the cusp of wrapping up play from the Regina Hub, the league announced its Team of the Week for the week spanning April 19-25. Leading the way in the division was three members of the Brandon Wheat Kings and one player from the Winnipeg ICE.

The Wheat Kings highlighted in the weekly honour were forwards Lynden McCallum, Ben McCartney and defenceman Braden Schneider. The lone member of the ICE was defenceman Mike Ladyman.

McCallum, a product of Brandon – had himself an incredible finish to a week that saw three multi-point performances, culminating with a four-goal outing in a lopsided victory over Regina on Sunday.

McCartney, of Macdonald, put up a goal and six assists for seven points in three games this past week, while Prince Albert, Saskatchewan’s Schneider had a goal and six points in his three outings. Winnipeg’s Ladyman had a goal and four points in three games, while finishing the week an incredible +8.

The Moose Jaw Warriors’ forward Jagger Firkus and the Regina Pats’ netminder Roddy Ross also earned places on this edition of the Team of the Week.

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

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