Prince George, B.C. -- The Brandon Wheat Kings return home Sunday from their longest road trip of the 2012-13 Western Hockey League season.
After opening the 7-game excursion with a come from behind 7-6 victory over the Tigers in Medicine Hat, the Wheat Kings went on to compile a 2-3-1-1 record, including a 1-2-1-1 mark during their tour of the B.C. Division.
Brandon completed the thirteen day trip this weekend by dropping an 8-1 decision to the league leading Kamloops Blazers and a disappointing 3-2 Overtime Shootout loss against the Cougars in Prince George.
As a result, the Wheat Kings return home sitting one game over the .500 mark at 7-6-2-1 through the first sixteen games of the regular season.
Coming from two goals down in the final period to get the game into overtime was a positive but Brandon head coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk had some mixed feelings about the result.
"A point's a point, but I thought if we would have competed as much as we did in the third period, I think we would have had an overall better result," Gylywoychuk told the Brandon Sun. "We didn't start well, we let a team kinda get underneath us in the first period and then I think that finally when we started to believe and get some momentum going in the third, we were successful."
In Sunday's trip finale, rookie Colton Waltz and newly acquired center Chad Robinson scored for the Wheat Kings, who received a stellar 36-save performance from netminder Curtis Honey.
The Wheat Kings will now play their next five games on home ice, beginning with back to back games next weekend against Moose Jaw on Friday and the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday night.
Tickets to all remaining games are on sale at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at keystonecentre.com
Next weekend will also see the Wheat Kings take to the ice Sunday afternoon for the 2012 Scotiabank Skills Day at Westman Place. Tickets for that event are just $2, with all of the proceeds going to Hockey Brandon.