Wheat Kings finally solved

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:24 PM ET

One out of three ain't bad. That's not exactly how the song goes, and the Hitmen certainly expected more, but after losing two straight to Brandon, the Hitmen finally solved the Wheaties last night.

D-man Dylan Yeo scored a pair of goals and added an assist as the Hitmen beat the Wheat Kings 5-3 in Brandon.

GM/head coach Kelly Kisio said after three straight games between the two clubs, he's happy to be moving on.

"We've seen enough," Kisio laughed. "It was real chippy game tonight and it's probably a good thing we won't be seeing them again."

Yeo, acquired at the WHL trade deadline from Prince George, picked a good time to score his first two goals in a Hitmen uniform, said Kisio, who was missing a number of regulars.

"He played real well," Kisio said. "He had a lot of jump and he let go a couple of cannons."

Calgary goaltender Justin Pogge, in his 12th straight start, made 34 saves while Riley Merkley, Brett O'Malley and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Hitmen.

Kisio said he would likely start backup Daniel Spence, who hasn't been given the nod since Dec. 17, tonight in Regina.

Brandon, which received a pair of goals from Jakub Sindel and a single from Lance Monych, was 2-for-9 on the powerplay, while Calgary was 1-for-7 with the man advantage.

The Wheaties outshot Calgary 37-30.

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CALGARY HITMEN: 5

BRANDON WHEAT KINGS: 3


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