Brandon hockey star collapses after game

Jayce Hawryluk had a hat trick - including the winner - and added an assist as the Wheat Kings edged Regina to take a 3-0 series lead. Brandon Wheat Kings

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon Wheat Kings forward Jayce Hawryluk was admitted to hospital after collapsing following the Wheat Kings’ 5-4 win over Regina in Game 3 of a Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference quarter-final.

Hawryluk scored three goals and added an assist in Brandon’s comeback victory on Wednesday.

“Jayce was taken to hospital after tonight’s game,” Wheat Kings head coach Kelly McCrimmon said in a release. “While concerned, the club believes it is not serious.

“Until we have more information, we cannot pinpoint the cause. Jayce is resting comfortably.”

The Wheat Kings lead the series 3-0. Game 4 is Friday night in Brandon.

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