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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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