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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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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