Nolan Patrick, who was selected fourth overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings in this year’s Western Hockey League bantam draft, set up six goals in the Western Canada under-16 Challenge Cup bronze-medal game as Manitoba knocked off Saskatchewan 10-3.
Patrick finished the event as the top scorer with five goals and 12 points. Brandonite Tanner Kaspick, an alternate captain and a Wheat Kings draft pick, added a hat trick for Manitoba with Brett Howden chipping in with three goals and two assists. Brandonite Ty Lewis, also a Wheat King prospect, also found the back of the net for Manitoba.
Patrick and Alberta’s Kale Clague, who was taken sixth overall by the Wheat Kings in this year’s bantam draft, were named to the all-star team.
In Sunday’s gold medal game, it was: Alberta 4, British Columbia 2.
On Saturday, Manitoba wrapped up the preliminary round with a 5-2 victory over Saskatchewan, while Alberta slipped by British Columbia 3-2 in overtime.
Alta. 4 B.C. 2
Clague set up Alberta’s first two goals, while fellow Wheat Kings draft pick T.J. Brown also had an assist for Alberta, which got goals from Tyler Benson, Cole Johnson, Skyler McKenzie and Sam Steel.
Manitoba 5 Sask. 2
Patrick scored four goals to help the Manitobans earn their first win of the tournament. Brandonites set up Patrick’s first three goals, with Lewis assisting on the first two markers before Kaspick assisted on Patrick’s hat-trick goal.
Alta. 3 B.C. 2 (OT)
A pair of Wheat Kings prospects factored in the winning goal as Brown scored 4:17 into overtime, with fellow blue-liner Clague picking up an assist.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 4, 2013