Coltyn Bates scored one goal and set up two others as the Brandon Wheat Kings extended their Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League winning streak to 13 games on Sunday with a 4-1 victory over the Interlake Lightning.
Elsewhere on Sunday, it was: Winnipeg Wild 1, Yellowhead Chiefs 0 (OT).
On Saturday, it was: Wheat Kings 2, Eastman Selects 1 (OT); Southwest Cougars 6, Central Plains Capitals 4; and Pembina Valley Hawks 4, Chiefs 0.
In Teulon, James Shearer had a goal and a helper, while Reid Hunter and Jordan McCausland netted the other markers for the league-leading Wheat Kings (22-2-0), who dressed only 13 skaters. Reid Stallard made 19 saves in net. Blayze Bonkowski replied for the Lightning (8-12-4), who got a 40-save performance from Hunter Ploszay.
Wild 1 Chiefs 0 (OT)
In Shoal Lake, Tyler Anderson broke the deadlock 3:23 into the extra frame for Winnipeg (20-2-1). Luke Zacharias made 36 saves for the Chiefs (11-11-1), who fired 39 shots at Wild netminder Evan Johnson.
Wheat Kings 2 Selects 1 (OT)
In Beausejour, the Wheat Kings needed Jesse Lawrence’s overtime goal to keep their winning streak intact. Duncan Campbell also scored for Brandon, which got 25 saves from Tyler Gutenberg. Brett Howden scored the lone goal for the Selects (13-6-5).
Cougars 6 Capitals 4
In Souris, the Cougars scored four straight goals in the third period to rally for the win. Tyler Kirkup, Michael Fortin, Graeme Hore and Braden Billaney each had a goal and an assist for Southwest (12-10-1), which got its other markers from Brett Opperman and Nial Mills. Tyler Ham scored twice for the Capitals (5-16-2), who led 3-2 after two periods.
Hawks 4 Chiefs 0
In Shoal Lake, Brandon Wheat Kings Western Hockey League draft pick Bennett Dalke scored two goals, while Gavin Klassen made 28 saves for the shutout for the Hawks (14-8-1). Brett Friesen made 32 stops for the Chiefs.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 9, 2013