Priestner answers Wheaties' prayers

JASON HILLS, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:45 AM ET

James Priestner's arrival in Brandon has seemed to give the Wheat Kings a big boost.

After a slow start, the Wheat Kings acquired the goaltender from the Kamloops Blazers earlier this month and they have been playing great hockey since, posting a 4-1-1 record since Priestner's arrival.

"I can't even believe the change that you go from a team that's completely struggling to a team that's been established for so long and a team that's an awesome group. And we have a chance to do damage this year," Priestner told the Brandon Sun.

Priestner lost 4-2 to the Saskatoon Blades in his debut, but has since posted wins over Red Deer and Portland. He'll continue to share duties with Andrew Hayes.

And then there were two

The 20-year-old deadline has gone and passed last week with not much movement, but that hasn't stopped the Regina Pats from letting one of their veterans go.

Regina is down to just two 20-year-old's after they sent forward Scott Doucet home for disciplinary reasons.


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