The Brandon Wheat Kings have brought up 15-year-old defenceman Kale Clague for the rest of their Western Hockey League playoff run, which continues on Thursday in Edmonton.
The 5-foot-11, 181-pound Lloydminster native led all defencemen with 13 points, including two goals, in the Alberta AAA Midget Hockey League playoffs, in which his Baker Hughes Bobcats fell in the final to the Red Deer Chiefs. Clague, who arrived in Brandon last night, had 11 goals and 33 points in 31 regular season games.
Meanwhile, the Wheat Kings will open their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal on Thursday at 8 p.m., before playing the Oil Kings in a Saturday matinee at 1 p.m.
The series returns to the Wheat City on April 8 and April 9 for games at 7 p.m., before returning to Edmonton on April 11, if Game 5 is necessary. The Wheat Kings will host Game 6, if it’s needed, on April 14 at 7 p.m., with Game 7 scheduled for April 16 at 8 p.m., in Edmonton.
Tickets for games in Brandon go on sale this morning at 11 o’clock, with fans encouraged to order by phone at 204-726-3555 or online at www.wheatkings.com due to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.
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