Nearly half of current major junior players were not alive the last time the WHL's best team hailed from east of Lloydminster(s).
The Brandon Wheat Kings, in winning 6-of-7 during a road trip that covered more than 5,000 km, served notice there's a better than outside chance that could change in May. Teams are usually happy to bat around .500 on those interminable trips across western Canada, but coach-GM-owner Kelly McCrimmon's charges really only had one rough patch, a loss to league-leading Kelowna that really wasn't a 6-1 game.
Fittingly, the Rockets and Wheat Kings are at the top of the heap in this week's Double D. Jayce Hawryluk, John Quenneville and friends are also safe and sound at home for the next few weeks..
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