BRANDON, Manitoba — The Brandon Wheat Kings scored a power-play goal in the final minute to secure a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds Saturday in a Western Hockey League game.
The Thunderbirds (20-12-1-10) are tied for second place in the U.S. Division.
Ryan Reaves gave the Wheat Kings (22-15-2-6) a 1-0 lead at 10:07 of the first period, and Andrew Clark extended Brandon's lead to 2-0 with a shorthanded goal at 5:58 of the second period.
Prab Rai got Seattle on the board when he scored at the four-minute mark of the third period. It was his first goal as a Thunderbird; he was acquired in a trade with Prince George on Dec. 19.
Andre Herman assisted on the goal, picking up his first point with Seattle since coming over in a trade with Moose Jaw on Wednesday.
Seattle's Bud Holloway tied the score with a power-play goal at 16:31 of the third, but Daryl Boyle got the winner for Brandon with 35 seconds left.
Thunderbirds goalie Jacob DeSerres made 32 saves.
Seattle, which is 1-1-0-1 so far on its six-game Eastern Division road trip, continues its tour against Moose Jaw at 5 p.m. today.
From team reports.