Monday, December 14, 2015

Wheat Kings Add Former Vernon Viper Anholt:

The Western Hockey League Brandon Wheat Kings have added former Vernon Vipers forward Tak Anholt.  

Anholt attended the Vipers Training Camp/played in a few exhibition games before being traded before the regular season started. Anholt & Linden Hora were traded to Chilliwack on September 9th 2015 for Darren Rizzolo. Anholt went pointless in one game with the Chiefs, before joining the Wheat Kings. Anholt has yet to play a game with the Wheat Kings, is no longer listed on Brandon's roster.

Tak Anholt's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Wheat Kings website:


Nov 02, 2015 

Brandon, MB. – The Brandon Wheat Kings expect to have a new face on the ice later this week when they return to the practice ice at Westman Communications Group Place.

The Wheat Kings, who returned home early Monday morning from an 8-game road trip, have confirmed that 17-year old right-winger Tak Anholt has agreed to join the Western Hockey League club.

A second round draft choice (30th overall) of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, the 6’0” 170 lb North Vancouver product was acquired by the Wheat Kings in September 2014 as part of the blockbuster deal that saw Brandon obtain defenceman Macoy Erkamps and forward Reid Duke.

“We are pleased to have Tak join our team,” says Brandon General Manager and Head Coach Kelly McCrimmon. “He is a player we have always held in high regard, we look forward to watching him develop in our organization”

A graduate of Abbotsford’s Yale Hockey Academy prep team, Anholt scored 28 goals and 64 points in 24 games last season. As well, he had one assist in five games with the Penticton Vees of the BCJHL.

Anholt, who helped B.C. capture the Silver Medal at the 2013 Western Canada Challenge Cup, had opened the season with the Chilliwack Chiefs.

Brandon’s newest acquisition could be in the lineup Friday night when the Wheat Kings play their first home game in three weeks – against the visiting Victoria Royals.

The Wheat Kings, who posted a 6-2-0-0 record during their recent trip out west, enter the week with an overall record of 11-3-0-2 and sit tied with the Prince Albert Raiders atop the WHL’s overall standings.

Tickets to Friday’s game are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at

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