BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN
Wheat Kings’ Reid Hunter cuts across the front of the net as Central Plains Capitals’ goaltender Connor Nichol puts his stick down during Sunday's AAA Midget game at the Sportsplex. Brandon cruised to a 12-1 victory.
The Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings bounced back from their first loss in more than two months in a big way on Sunday afternoon.
Robert Hechler, Tanner Kaspick and Duncan Campbell all scored a pair of goals for the home side as they dominated the Central Plains Capitals 12-1 in their Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League game.
Elsewhere on Sunday, it was Winnipeg Wild 6, Yellowhead Chiefs 0; and Southwest Cougars 3, Interlake Lightning 1.
On Saturday, it was: Wild 5, Wheat Kings 3; Chiefs 5, Lightning 1; and Cougars 2, Eastman Selects 1.
At the Sportsplex, Jordy Stallard had a five-point day with a goal and four helpers, while Campbell and Bradley Schoonbaert (one goal, three assists) both had four points. Ty Lewis, Reid Hunter, James Shearer and Coltyn Bates scored the other goals for the league-leading Wheat Kings (28-3-0), while Reid Stallard made 12 saves. Joshua Blondeau netted the goal for Central Plains (6-23-2).
Wild 6 Chiefs 0
At Winnipeg, Noah Layte, Joel MacGillvray, Gianluca Esteves and Nathan Halvorsen all had a goal and an assist for the second-place Wild (27-3-1), while Tyler Brown made 16 saves for the shutout. Luke Zacharias made 37 saves for Yellowhead (14-15-2).
Cougars 3 Lightning 1
At Teulon, Tanner Lewis and Carter Cowlthorp both had a goal and an assist for the Cougars (16-13-2), with Nial Mills adding an empty-netter. Michael Fortin assisted on the first two goals, while Tyler Crowe made 17 saves. Linden McCorrister replied for the Lightning (12-14-4).
Wild 5 Wheat Kings 3
At the Sportsplex, the Wild exploded for four goals in the second period to snap the Wheat Kings’ team-record 18-game winning streak. Ezra Hall had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg, with Dale Goodbrandson, Zach Court, Tyler Anderson and Stephen Kleysen supplying the other markers. Bates, Stallard and Lewis replied for Brandon.
Chiefs 5 Lightning 1
At Teulon, Morgan Geekie scored a pair of goals and set up another for the Chiefs, who also got markers from Tanner Koroscil, Nick Noonan-Robinson and Dayton Heino. Josh Martin added three assists, while Brett Friesen stopped 32 shots. Trenton Kornelsen netted Interlake’s lone goal.
Cougars 2 Selects 1
At Beausejour, Lewis and Matt Williams both struck in the middle frame for Southwest, which got an 18-save performance from Crowe. Brandyn Smook scored in the first period for Eastman (15-9-6).
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 6, 2014