This weekend, Brayden Schenn proved who is really king of the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Schenn played the hero again, scoring his second game-winning goal in as many nights, as the Wheat Kings defeated the Swift Current Broncos 3-1 in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.
The Saskatoon native scored a pair of goals, bringing his weekend total to five points (three goals, two assists). Schenn, brother of Toronto Maple Leafs top prospect Luke Schenn, now has 13 points in 12 games this season.
Schenn scored his first goal in the last second of the first period and notched the eventual winner while short-handed early in the second. Jay Fehr added an insurance marker for Brandon later on in the second period.
The Wheat Kings (7-4-1-0) have collected nine out of a possible 10 points over their last five games, the only blemish coming in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Everett 5, Kamloops 2; Kelowna 3, Seattle 2; Kootenay 6, Chilliwack 3; Medicine Hat 6, Regina 3; Moose Jaw 5, Portland 4; Red Deer 6, Prince George 4; and Tri-City 3, Spokane 2 (SO).
At Brandon, Man., Keegan Dansereau scored the only goal for the Broncos (9-4-0-0) on the power play with a minute remaining in the game, ending Andrew Hayes' shutout bid.
Hayes finished with 25 saves for the Wheat Kings. Swift Current netminder Mark Guggenberger stopped 31 shots.
Silvertips 5, Blazers 2
At Everett, Wash., Byron Froese had two goals and an assist, leading the Silvertips to victory over Kamloops.
Chris de La Lande, Jesse Burt and Matthew Ius also scored for Everett (6-4-1-0), who won their third straight.
Kenton Dulle and Giffen Nyren replied for the Blazers (4-8-0-1).
Rockets 3, Thunderbirds 2
At Seattle, Lucas Bloodoff scored the game-winner at 10:52 of the second period to lift Kelowna over the Thunderbirds.
Colin Long and Stepan Novotny scored for the Rockets (7-6-0-0),
Jim O'Brien and Chris Cloud answered for Seattle (2-8-0-1).
Ice 6, Bruins 3
At Cranbrook, B.C., Kootenay erupted for four straight goals in the second period to beat the Bruins.
Dustin Sylvester, Max Reinhart, Kevin King, Cason Machacek, John Negrin and Tylan Stephens all scored for the Ice (6-5-1-3).
Ryan Howse scored a hat trick in a losing cause for Chilliwack (5-5-1-1).
Tigers 6, Pats 3
At Medicine Hat, Alta., the Tigers' offence came to life with a six-goal surge over the final two periods as they defeated Regina.
Tyler Ennis, Mark Isherwood, Sean Ringrose, Travis Dunstall, Zdenek Okal and Colton Grant scored for Medicine Hat (6-3-2-2).
Colten Teubert scored and Brett Leffler added two goals for the Pats (6-4-1-2).
Warriors 5, Winter Hawks 4
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Brayden Metz's first goal as a Warrior stood up as the winner as Moose Jaw hung on to overcome a late Portland comeback attempt.
Brian Sommers, Ryley Grantham and Quinton Howden also scored for the Warriors (5-5-0-1).
Brad Ross scored twice and Radim Valchar and Killian Hutt added goals for the Winter Hawks (1-9-0-0).
Rebels 6, Cougars 4
At Red Deer, Alta., Cass Mappin and Willie Coetzee each struck for a pair of goals and the Rebels downed Prince George.
Cody Gross and Carter Smith also scored for Red Deer (4-5-0-4).
Dana Tyrell fired three third-period goals for the Cougars (7-5-0-0) and Tyler Haillday added a another.
Americans 3, Chiefs 2 (SO)
At Kennewick, Wash., Johnny Lazo scored the only goal in the shootout as Tri-City outlasted Spokane.
Taylor Procyshen and Jason Reese scored in regulation for the Americans (8-3-0-0).
Dustin Donaghy and Mitch Wahl replied for the Chiefs (8-1-0-3).