Brandon jump out to commanding 3-1 lead in WHL East

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The Brandon Wheat Kings offense powered their way to an 8-3 win over the Calgary Himen in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Championship Series. Brandon holds a commanding 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 on Friday in Brandon.

The game was tied at one goal apiece through one period of play before Brandon scored five goals in the second period en route to big road win.

The Wheat Kings were led by Morgan Klimchuk and Peter Quenneville who each recorded a goal and two assists in the victory.

In total, 13 different Wheat Kings skaters recorded a point with six of them having notched multiple points.

Wheat Kings goaltender Jordan Papirny turned aside 28 shots to pick up his 11th victory of the 2015 WHL Playoffs.

The Wheat Kings went 2/2 on the power play and also got a shorthanded goal from Colton Waltz in the defeat.

Layne Bensmiller, Pavel Karnaukhov and Radel Fazleev scored the goals for the Hitmen in a losing cause.

Goaltender Brendan Burke was replaced in the crease by Mack Shields midway through the second period.

Game 5 goes Friday night at Westman Place in Brandon with puck drop set for 7:30pm CDT.