The Edmonton Oil Kings have told the fat lady to warm up her chops, as they have a commanding 3-0 series lead on the Brandon Wheat Kings.
This series is ultimately a mismatch on paper and it’s proving to be on the ice as well. The Oil Kings blanked the Wheaties 5-0 and 3-0 respectively in the first two games and took the third one 5-2 in Brandon’s own barn.
It is unfair to knock Brandon, though. They finished seventh overall in the conference for a reason; they are in the process of a rebuild which will likely see them peak in 2016. Therefore, they deserve credit for even making it to the second round of the post-season.
Goaltending hasn’t been an issue for either team. Oil Kings puck-stopper Tristan Jarry has stymied the Wheat Kings’ offense, posting back-to-back shutouts in the first two games and maintaining a .974 save percentage throughout all three of the matches. Wheat Kings goalie Jordan Papirny, meanwhile, has stepped up his game against his hometown team. The 17-year-oldRead More »from Oil Kings have Wheat Kings on the ropes: WHL Eastern Conference playoff roundup