Wheaties show their oats

SUN MEDIA NEWS SERVICES

, Last Updated: 8:18 AM ET

BRANDON -- The Brandon Wheat Kings showed why they're one of the most consistent teams in the league extending their winning streak to four games with a 6-1 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Matt Calvert had a five- point night, while Ryan Stone chipped in with a goal and three helpers as Brandon's special teams took over in the second period.

This game featured the two most sportsmanlike teams in the league. The Wheat Kings entered the game having given up the least amount of power plays in the league and Edmonton was second in the WHL in that category.

Ironically, it was a power play goal that broke a scoreless first period with 1:46 to go.

Brayden Schenn picked the corner on rookie goalie Cam Lanigan who was playing in the place of the injured Torrie Jung.

Robin Soudek scored the only Oil Kings goal on a power play early in the third period.

The Oil Kings roster had a different look to the one iced 24 hours earlier in their 2-1 win over Regina.

Beausejour, Manitoba native Devin Balness was making his WHL debut while rookie defenceman Jesse Pearson was playing his first game since missing 17 contests with a shoulder injury.

Edmonton settled for a split on their two-game swing through the East Division and their record slips to 24-29-2-4.

After a few days off, the Oil Kings will play three games in four nights starting Wednesday night in Cranbrook against the Kootenay Ice.


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