Scoring champion Duncan Campbell scored two goals to lead the first-place Brandon Wheat Kings to an 8-3 triumph over the Yellowhead Chiefs to open their Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League quarter-final series on Friday night at the Sportsplex.
Jordy Stallard — named the league’s most gentlemanly player Friday after finishing with 28 goals and a league-leading 48 assists for 76 points and only 22 penalty minutes in 44 games — added a goal and three assists for Brandon. The Midget Wheaties went 39-3-2 in the regular season to earn home-ice advantage through the playoffs.
Ty Lewis and James Shearer both had a goal and two assists, while Mitch Lyall, Matthew Gerdis and Jordan McCausland had the other goals for the hosts.
Josh Martin and Morgan Geekie both had a goal and two assists while Tanner Koroscil scored the other goal for the Chiefs, who will host Game 2 of the best-of-five series Sunday in Shoal Lake at 7:30 p.m.
Brandon netminder Tyler Gutenberg made 13 saves, while Brett Friesen and Luke Zacharias combined to stop 39 shots for Yellowhead.
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