Interviews with Sissons and Penner

Linden Penner

Linden Penner (photo from scbroncos.com)

The Swift Current Broncos made a couple of different additions last week. They added veteran forward Linden Penner as a free agent and called up 16-year-old defenceman Colby Sissons from SSAC Midget AAA in Alberta. I had a chance to chat with both of them today as they approach their different opportunities with the Broncos at different stages of their young careers. The Broncos play their last game before the Christmas break on Wednesday at home against Saskatoon.

Broncos prospect D Colby Sissons

Broncos F Linden Penner

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Heatherington survives for Team Canada Cuts

Carter Rigby and Dillon Heatherington (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Carter Rigby and Dillon Heatherington (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Swift Current Broncos decencemen Dillon Heatherington has survived the first round of cuts as Team Canada builds their team for the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Heatherington lasts to play another day after forwards Morgan Klimchuk (Regina Pats), Nick Baptiste and Remi Elie joined defencemen Travis Sanheim (Calgary Hitmen) and Chris Bigras in getting cut on Sunday.

Heatherington had a goal and an assist on Saturday in Canada’s 10-3 exhibition win against the Toronto CIS Selects. He also played in Canada’s 6-0 win against that same squad on Sunday.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie said on Twitter that Heatherington has been “quite steady” and predicted he was in a battle with three other players for three spots at the bottom of Canada’s defensive depth.

Canada starts pre-tournament play on Friday against Russia.

You can click here for my story on how other young D have to step up for the Broncos with Heatherington away.

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Post-Game Audio: Wheat Kings 4 Broncos 2

Max Lajoie (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)

Max Lajoie (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)

You can click here for my recap of tonight’s loss. The Broncos are now off until Wednesday’s home game against Saskatoon.

Post-Game with Broncos assistant coach Jamie Heward

Highlights of Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM

Pre-Game with Broncos D Jaydan Gordon

Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb

Pre-Game with Wheat Kings Coach/GM Kelly McCrimmon

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Broncos/Wheat Kings Lineups

Jay Merkley (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Jay Merkley (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

You can listen to our broadcast live on The Eagle 94.1 FM starting with our pre-game show at 7:00pm and click here to listen live online. You can read our game preview by clicking here.

Here’s our pre-game chat with Broncos Coach and GM Mark Lamb…

BRONCOS LINEUP

Rigby/Cave/DeBrusk
Coda Gordon/Gawdin/Merkley
LeSann/Mackay/Schumacher
Leth/Steenbergen/Ferletak

Martin/Lajoie
Nikkel/Lernout
Sissons or Penner?/Jaydan Gordon

Bow
Child

Scratches: Heatherington (U20s), Harris (inj), Johnson (inj)

WHEAT KINGS LINEUP

Bukarts/McGauley/Patrick
John Quenneville/Duke/Peter Quenneville
Gabrielle/Campbell/Coulter
Shmyr/Lisoway/Kaspick

Provorov/Pilon
Waltz/Roy
Matsuba/Erkamps

Papirny
Moodie

Scratches: Taraschuk, Hawryluk, Clague, Lewis

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Post-Game Audio: Broncos 6 Pats 4

Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

You can click here for my recap of Wednesday’s very entertaining 6-4 win over the Regina Pats. We’re off to Brandon tomorrow as the Broncos take on the Wheat Kings in their second last game before the holiday break.

On another note… all the best to Dillon Heatherington who is off to Team Canada’s World Junior Championship camp. He deserves to wear the maple leaf on his jersey.

Post-Game interview with Jamie Heward and Jake DeBrusk

Highlights of Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM

Pre-Game with Regina coach John Paddock

Pre-Game with Broncos captain Colby Cave

Pre-Game with Pats broadcaster Phil Andrews

Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb

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Broncos/Wheat Kings Lineups

Colby Cave (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Colby Cave (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

You can listen to our broadcast live on The Eagle 94.1 FM starting with our pre-game show at 6:30pm and click here to listen live online. You can read my game preview by clicking here.

BRONCOS LINEUP

Rigby/Gawdin/Coda Gordon
DeBrusk/Cave/Merkley
LeSann/Mackay/Schumacher
Leth/Steenbergen/Ferletak

Heatherington/Lajoie
Martin/Lernout
Jaydan Gordon/Nikkel

Bow
Child

Scratches: Harris (inj), Johnson (inj), Penner

PATS LINEUP

Hunt/D’Amico/Gay
Christoffer/Steel/Klimchuk
Padakin/Brooks/Wagner
McAmmond/Smith/Cole

Harrison/Burroughs
Hilsendager/Zborovskiy
Reagan/Hansen

Wapple
Brown

Scratches: Williams, Kroeker

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Lamb talks Linden Penner addition

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