The Brandon Wheat Kings showed why they are the best team in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League on the weekend by beating the second and third-best squads in the league and extending their winning streak to 15 games.
The Wheaties followed up their 3-2 home win over the Winnipeg Thrashers on Saturday by going into Winnipeg and topping the host Wild 4-3 on Sunday.
Elsewhere on Sunday, it was: Yellowhead Chiefs 5, NorMan Northstars 1; and Eastman Selects 3, Southwest Cougars 0.
On Saturday, it was: Yellowhead Chiefs 3, Northstars 0; and Cougars 2, Kenora Thistles 1 (SO).
In Winnipeg, Duncan Campbell scored two goals for Brandon (24-2-0) and set up two others, including Josh Kobelka’s game-winner in the third period. Tanner Kaspick added a goal and an assist for Brandon, with James Shearer chipping with two assists.
Stephen Kleysen, Zach Court and Reid Stefanson replied for the second-place Wild (21-3-1), who held three one-goal leads during the first two periods.
Chiefs 5 Northstars 1
At Thompson, Tyler Dereniwski and Jordan Robertson both had a goal and an assist for the Chiefs (13-12-1), while Ashton Anderson, Morgan Geekie and Tanner Kyle also found the back of the net. Bryce Horning scored the lone marker for NorMan (2-22-1).
Selects 3 Cougars 0
At Beausejour, Landon Plett and Jordan Weir both netted power-play goals, while Braeden Binda added an even-strength marker for the Selects (14-6-6). Josh Diaz made 40 saves in the loss for the Cougars (13-12-1).
Wheat Kings 3 Thrashers 2
At the Sportsplex, Campbell scored the game-winner and set up the game-tying goal as the Wheaties scored three unanswered goals to top the third-place Thrashers (17-5-2). Shearer and Ty Lewis also scored for Brandon, while Tyler Gutenberg made 31 saves. Connor Barley and Julian Uhryniuk replied for the Thrashers.
Chiefs 3 Northstars 0
At Thompson, Tanner Koroscil scored the opening goal and set up the final two for the Chiefs. Jake Coulter added a power-play goal and Geekie scored into an empty net to seal the win for Yellowhead, which got 24 saves from Luke Zacharias.
Cougars 2 Thistles 1 (SO)
At Kenora, Michael Fortin scored in regulation time with Tristen Cross netting the shootout winner for the Cougars, while Diaz stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime and four of the five he faced in the shootout. Tristan Salesse replied for the Thistles (12-12-2).
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 16, 2013