The Hitmen are coming off an emotional seventh-game overtime win over the heavily-favoured Kootenay Ice. The Wheat Kings dispatched Prince Albert in five games, although the first two wins came in O.T.
HEAD TO HEAD
Brandon took three of four regular-season meetings, winning each time by 4-2 scores. Calgary's lone win against the Wheaties was a 6-3 victory in Brandon Sept. 30.
HITMEN -- C Ian Duval put Calgary into the second round with his Game 7 overtime winner Wednesday night.
WHEAT KINGS -- Former Lethbridge Hurricanes LW Robert Klinkhammer led the Wheaties with four goals and seven points in the opening round.
HITMEN -- RW Carson McMillan is looking for his first point of the post-season.
WHEAT KINGS -- RW Ryan Reaves was held to one assist in Brandon's opening-round victory over P.A.
POWERPLAY -- Calgary 20.0% (10-50, 5th); Brandon 19.4% (6-31, 6th).
PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 82.2% (10th); Brandon 79.2% (13th).
Hitmen -- none.
Wheat Kings -- RW Jeff Topilko (shoulder, game-to-game).
Former Wheat Kings LW Derek LeBlanc (1 goal, four points) led the Hitmen against Brandon during the regular season. C Codey Burki had a goal and five helpers against Calgary ... This is the third time Brandon and Calgary have met in the pre-season. Brandon won in both 1998 and 2005 ... Wheat Kings G Tyler Plante, the older brother of Hitmen D Alex, has a 2.33 GAA in the playoffs ... The Plante bros. won't be the only sibling rivalry in the series. Hitmen captain Dylan Yeo (two goals, four points, 10 PIMs), in his final year of junior, will face kid brother Theran.