KFC Three Stars: 1) Jay Merkley 2) Henrik Samuelsson 3) Jake DeBrusk B & A Petroleum Game Shifter: Swift Current’s 2nd goal Low Cost Towing Unsung Hero: Dillon Heatherington Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Colby Cave
Post-Game with Jamie Heward, Jay Merkley and Jake DeBrusk
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The Swift Current Broncos continued to make a reputation as comeback kids on Tuesday with a 4-3 win over the two-time defending Eastern Conference Champion Edmonton Oil Kings.
Down 3-1 with 7:02 to go in the third period, Swift Current struck three times to beat the Oil Kings in regulation on Tuesday night.
“We were saying off air you said it doesn’t get any better than that,” Broncos Assistant Coach Jamie Heward told our Eagle 94.1 FM post-game show. “If it does I want to be around to see it. That was pretty impressive. You get down 3-1 to the best team in the East, a team that absolutely knows how to defend when they get a lead, that’s pretty impressive for us to do that.”
Jay Merkley and Nathan Burns each had a goal and an assist for the Broncos, while Jake DeBrusk had a two assist night.
“That was pretty incredible to see the boys comeback like that,” Merkley said. “That was a hard fought game and I think we deserved to get the win out of that one.”
Andrew Johnson and Colby Cave also scored for Swift Current as they took until the third period to find a way to beat Edmonton goaltender Tristan Jarry.
“We just tried to stay positive on the bench,” Merkley said. “We were getting lots of chances and lots of opportunities. Jarry was making some big saves. I think we just stuck with it. Near the end we made some line adjustments that ended up working out in our favour and eventually we found the back of the net.”
The Broncos have now won three in a row and have 11 of a possible 12 points in their last six games.
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KFC Three Stars: 1) Andrew Johnson 2) Jayce Hawryluk 3) Jay Merkley B & A Petroleum Game Shifter: Swift Current’s 3rd goal Low Cost Towing Unsung Hero: Dillon Heatherington Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Brett Lernout
Post-Game Interview with Broncos Associate Coach Darren Evjen
Coda Gordon and Glenn Gawdin scoredin the shootout as the Swift Current Broncos beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 in the shootout.
“Felt really good about the game tonight,” said Broncos Associate Coach Darren Evjen. “We played with lots of energy. We just played a good solid defensive game and created.”
Andrew Johnson scored twice to lead the way offensively for the Broncos. He now has 5 goals in his last 5 games, doubling his goal total for the year.
“I think Johnny really buys in,” Evjen said. “He wants to be a player… I think it’s been a bit of learning and (Coach Mark Lamb) has used some patience with him. He’s a 19-year-old and he’s had offence as a younger guy. It seems right now when he gets a chance with an open shot he seems to put it in.”
The Broncos now have 9 of a possible 10 points in their last 5 games.
“We’re getting back to where we need to be,” Evjen said. “We’re not there yet I think we can still be better. We’re starting to play a better team game. Starting to get that rhythm and some little swagger and confidence.”