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Duncan Campbell of the Brandon Wheat Kings tries to block Interlake Lightning goalie Hayden Dola’s view of the puck during Midget AAA action at the Sportsplex on Sunday.
The Brandon Wheat Kings’ specialty teams dominated the Interlake Lightning in their Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League contest at the Sportsplex Sunday afternoon.
Brandon took advantage of five of its seven power-play opportunities as it routed the Lightning 10-2.
Tyler Coulter led the charge for Brandon (22-6-2) with three goals and two assists, while Brandon Switzer netted a pair of markers. Jordan Kaspick and Brett Kitt both had three-point days, with a goal and two assists apiece.
Spencer Kilbrei and Clayton Tait replied for Interlake (6-26-1), which was outshot 48-18.
Elsewhere on Sunday, it was Yellowhead Chiefs 5, Eastman Selects 4 in overtime; and Winnipeg Wild 2, Southwest Cougars 1.
On Saturday, it was: Pembina Valley Hawks 4, Wheat Kings 2; Chiefs 3, Winnipeg Thrashers 2 in a shootout; and Cougars 3, Lightning 1.
Chiefs 5 Selects 4 (OT)
At Beausejour, Bradley Bowles scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, and set up another marker for Yellowhead (23-9-2). Travis Sanheim, who set up the winning goal, also found the back of the net twice. Dylan Hiebert led Eastman (5-22-0-2) with a goal and an assist.
Wild 2 Cougars 1
At Souris, Josh Diaz made 32 saves for the Cougars (17-15-2), who gave up a pair of second-period markers to the Wild (24-4-2). Kyle Braybrook replied for Southwest.
Hawks 4 Wheat Kings 2
At the Sportsplex, St. Alphonse’s Colt Conrad netted a pair of goals and Tyler Jeanson added one goal and three helpers for Pembina Valley (22-6-3). Coulter and Duncan Campbell scored for Brandon.
Chiefs 3 Thrashers 2 (SO)
At Winnipeg, Tyler Dereniwski scored with 14 seconds left in the third period to tie the game and Brock Paddock scored twice in the shootout for the Chiefs. Ashton Anderson scored Yellowhead’s other goal, while Ty Kraus and Braden Purtill replied for Winnipeg (25-4-1).
Cougars 3 Lightning 1
At Souris, Cameron Whyte scored two goals — both set up by Jordan McCausland and Wyatt Kalynuk — and Carter Suski netted the other for the Cougars. Tait replied for Interlake.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 7, 2013