WHL Playoffs on Shaw: Rebels Seek to Tie Series with Wheat Kings
CALGARY, AB – Jeff De Wit and the Red Deer Rebels want to tie the series up as they go against Nolan Patrick and the Brandon Wheat Kings for Game 4 of the WHL Eastern Conference Championship on Wednesday night, live on SHAW HD channel 304 at (7:00pm MT/6:00pm PT).
The Red Deer Rebels responded on home ice as they clicked for four goals in the first period en route to a 6-2 win in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Rebels forward Jeff De Wit is having a solid post-season as he has recorded seven points (3g-4a) to go along with a plus-9 rating. Red Deer’s power play has been a major factor for them as they have scored 14 times at a 24.6% rate with 10 of those goals coming on home ice. The Rebels have outscored Brandon 13-12 despite trailing 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Nolan Patrick and the Brandon Wheat Kings seek a 3-1 series lead with a victory this evening at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer. Patrick has been terrific throughout the WHL Playoffs as he has amassed 17 points (7g-10a) to go along with a plus-10 rating. Special teams have played a significant role for the Wheat Kings as their power play is clicking at a 22.8% rate while their penalty kill remains effective, entering tonight’s tilt with a 79.2% success rate.
Brandon and Red Deer each won two games in their four regular season match-ups this year.
WHL Eastern Conference Championship – WHL on SHAW broadcast schedule:
|1||Red Deer (3)||@||Brandon (4) OT||Friday, April 22||7:30|
|2||Red Deer (4)||@||Brandon (6)||Saturday, April 23||7:30|
|3||Brandon (2)||@||Red Deer (6)||Tuesday, April 26||7:00|
|4||Brandon||@||Red Deer||Wednesday, April 27||7:00|
|5 *||Red Deer||@||Brandon||Friday, April 29||7:30|
|6 *||Brandon||@||Red Deer||Sunday, May 1||5:00|
|7 *||Red Deer||@||Brandon||Tuesday, May 3||7:00|
**SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**