Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Press Release

Brandon, MB. -- The Western Hockey Leagues's Brandon Wheat Kings could have a number of new faces in the lineup Tuesday night when they take on the Thunderbirds in Seattle.

In addition to netminder Brandon Anderson and left-winger Darian Dziurzynski, who the Wheat Kings acquired in separate deals Sunday night, the WHL club has announced that 16-year old right-winger Jack Palmer has been recalled from the Saanich Braves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.

An eighth round selection (175th overall) of the Wheat Kings in the 2010 Western League Bantam Draft, the 6'1" 170 lb Palmer has two goals, 7 points and four penalty minutes in seven games with the Braves this season.

Palmer's Braves are currently fourth in their division with a record of 3-6-0-2.

The Wheat Kings meanwhile enter Tuesday night's game with a record of 5-3-0-1, good for 11 points. Brandon will close out the U.S. portion of their current 7-game western road swing with a game in Everett on Wednesday, before crossing the border and catching back to back games in Alberta on the way home.

While Anderson and two bantam picks were obtained from Lethbridge in exchange for netminder Liam Liston and defenceman Spencer Galbraith on Sunday, the Wheat Kings gave up three picks, including two 2nd round selections to Saskatoon, in order to acquire power forward Dziurzynski from the Blades.

Both are expected to be in the lineup in Seattle on Tuesday night.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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