The Brandon Wheat Kings are off to the WHL finals. They finished off Red Deer with a 5-2 win in game 5 for a 4-1 series win in the Eastern Conference Final.
After the Rebels opened the scoring Winnipeg’s Nolan Patrick took over. He scored Brandon’s first 3 goals, including the eventual game winner late in the second period for the hat-trick.
John Quenneville added to the lead in the final minute of the second period while Kale Clague sealed it midway through the third. Patrick assisted on both goals for a 5 point night and 11 points over the series.
Jordan Papirny stopped 24 of 26 shots in the win.
Up next for Brandon is the Seattle Thunderbirds, who swept Kelowna in the Western Conference final.
Game one of the 2016 WHL Championship Series goes Friday May 6th in Brandon.
— Brandon Wheat Kings (@bdnwheatkings) April 30, 2016