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The Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings staved off elimination from the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League playoffs on Friday night with a 3-1 win over the Eastman Selects in Beausejour.
Tanner Kaspick netted the game-winner early in the third for the Wheat Kings, who tied the best-of-five semifinal at two games apiece, while Josh Kobelka added a short-handed empty-netter to secure the win. Duncan Campbell, who returned to the lineup after getting injured in Game 1, scored a power-play goal in the second period for Brandon, which got a 28-save performance from Reid Stallard.
Kirk Lycar, a draft pick of the WHL’s Wheat Kings, set up Brett Howden’s lone marker for the Selects, who will visit the Sportsplex for Game 5 on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, in Winnipeg, the Wild beat their cross-town rival Thrashers 3-1 to advance to the league final.
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