CRANBROOK, B.C. - Brayden Schenn scored with less than three minutes to go to break a 3-3 tie and give the Brandon Wheat Kings a 4-3 win and a first round series sweep over the Kootenay Ice in Western Hockey League playoff action Wednesday night.
The Wheat Kings opened the scoring in the first period on goals by Matt Calvert and Andrew Clark. Kootenay cut the lead in half 43 seconds into the second period when Kevin King scored his second of the playoffs.
Brodie Melnychuk gave the Wheat Kings a 3-1 lead 4:39 into the third period on a wrist shot from the slot that beat Ice starter Todd Mathews.
Kootenay scored two power play goals, both by 20-year-old captain Andrew Bailey who was playing in his last junior hockey game, to tie it but Schenn's fourth of the series late sealed the win for the Wheat Kings.
Andrew Hayes stopped 28 of 31 shots to get the win while Mathews turned aside 22 of 26 shots to take the loss.