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Kemp Scores Overtime Winner to Lift Oil Kings Over Wheat Kings 3-2

Oil Kings Brett Kemp would score the overtime winner on Tuesday night in Brandon to give the Oil Kings a 3-2 victory over the Wheat Kings. Tuesday night’s matchup would mark the first game of a five game road trip for the Oil Kings.

In the game, Oil Kings Matthew Culling would make his WHL debut and Brayden Gorda would return to the Oil Kings roster and play in his first game of the 2017-18 season.

BOX SCORE

OIL KINGS 3  @ WHEAT KINGS 2

SOG:               Oil Kings                    23                   Wheat Kings             35

PP:                  Oil Kings                    0/3                  Wheat Kings             1/4

PK:                  Oil Kings                    3/4                  Wheat Kings             3/3

GOALS:

Jayden Platz (1)

Scott Atkinson (2)

Brett Kemp (10)

GOALTENDER:

Josh Dechaine (5-2-1-2) 34/36

TURNING POINT:

Oil Kings Scott Atkinson would pick up his second goal of the season at 14:53 of the third period to tie the game 2-2 and send it to overtime.

PLAY OF THE GAME:

Oil Kings blue liner Jayden Platz picked up his first career Western Hockey League (WHL) goal on Tuesday night in Brandon after his one timer beat Wheat Kings goaltender Dylan Myskiw at 2:26 of the second frame. Oil Kings Gorda would pick up his first point of the season with an assist on the play.

PLAYER OF THE GAME:

Oil Kings Brett Kemp would score the overtime winner to give Edmonton the victory at 2:03 of the overtime period. David Kope and Matthew Robertson would pick up the assists on the play.

UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME:

Tuesday night’s Unsung Hero goes to Oil Kings forward Matthew Culling who suited up for his WHL debut against the Wheat Kings.

3 STARS (as chosen by Brandon media):

  1. Josh Dechaine (EDM)
  2. Brett Kemp (EDM)
  3. Ty Lewis (BDN)

UP NEXT:

EOK @ REG

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 PM MT

Brandt Centre

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