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Brandon Victory Propels Them To Finals

Saturday, 05.22.2010 / 11:47 AM ET / Memorial Cup
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Brandon Victory Propels Them To Finals
By Glenn Odebralski for floridapanthers.com

There was jubilation Friday in Brandon.

And there will be jubilation once again Sunday night.

That's because one Panthers prospect will get to hold the Memorial Cup up high. The question is, will it be either Scott Timmins and the Windsor Spitfires or Colby Robak and the Brandon Wheat Kings.


For Brandon, they went the hard route. Having to go through the semis, they faced the difficult task of beating WHL foe Calgary, a team they lost to in five games in the WHL semis and lost 5-1 on Wednesday in round robin play.

But this time, it was different. In a winner moves on, loser goes home, Brandon scored 3:16 into overtime to knock off the Hitmen with a 5-4 victory and set up a championship game with Windsor on Sunday (7:00pm EST).

Calgary jumped on the scoresheet first and would build a two-zip lead in the first. Working on a power play, Joel Broda capitalized on his own rebound with a backhander 13:31 into the first. Then nine seconds later, Ian Schultz blasted a wrist-shot past Jacob De Serres, upping their lead.

Brandon finally gave the home crowd something to cheer about 1:35 into the second when Alexander Urbom scored. But the Hitmen retook a two-goal lead when Tyler Fiddler blasted a slap shot past De Serres midway through the second.

Down but not out, Brandon responded two minutes later as Matt Calvert netted a goal. Then Travis Hamonic scored with nine seconds left in the period on a power play to knot the score at three heading into the third.

The Wheat Kings took their first lead of the game, all thanks to Robak. The blueliner rocketed a shot past the Martin Jones 5:09 into the final period of play. Calgary would end of forcing overtime as Misha Fisenko scored with 5:12 left in the game.

In the all or nothing sudden death period, Jay Fehr sent the Wheat Kings and their fans into a frenzy with the winner 3:16 in.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 51 17 21 14 38
J. Jokinen 54 11 27 12 38
J. Huberdeau 54 10 28 12 38
V. Trocheck 54 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 54 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 50 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 50 10 13 20 23
B. Campbell 54 5 17 20 22
N. Bjugstad 39 9 10 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .928 2.17
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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