Tyson Zimmer has had this game circled on his calendar from the day he was traded.
The Russell native was drafted by the Brandon Wheat Kings sixth overall in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. He went on to play 87 games with the team and he scored 12 times while adding 13 assists. Then on September 27, Zimmer was dealt to the Lethbridge Hurricanes as his time as a Wheat King came to an end.
On Friday, Zimmer will be back at Westoba Place as the 'Canes roll into Brandon to open up a two-game set with the Wheat Kings. Zimmer has flourished in his new role with Lethbridge as he has five goals and nine assists in 22 games and he's well on his way to recording a career year.
He also recorded the game-winner earlier this week on Tuesday as Lethbridge downed the Winnipeg ICE. At the time, the ICE was 20-1 and they're the number one ranked team in Canada. Brandon and Lethbridge play Friday at 7 and they hit the ice again for a rematch on Saturday, once again at 7. You can get tickets at Wheat Kings.