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Here is my recap from Swift Current Online:
Adam Lowry scored twice in the third period and once in the shoot out to lift the Swift Current Broncos to a 3-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday night. The Broncos Captain came back after a 10 minute misconduct in the second period to extend his point scoring streak to 17 games.
“You’re seeing just a special player,” said Broncos Assistant Coach Darren Evjen. “It’s hard to find a 6’5 guy with hands that’s mean, plays so hard and competes. You can’t say enough about how he plays. He does so much for us, he’s our leader, and tonight he really led the way.”
Landon Bow bounced back after a couple of inconsistent starts with 34 saves to get the win.
I felt like I needed to get back in there and show them what I really have,” Bow said. “I knew Eetu (Laurkainen) was coming back and I wanted to make a lasting impression.”
Down 1-0 after 1, Bow made 13 saves in the first half of the second period to give his team a chance.
“Those are the times in the game that I love,” Bow added. “Whenever I get lots of shots I’m able to keep moving and stay in the game… I just stayed calm and didn’t do too much. I just played bigger.”
He finished 3-2 in 5 starts while starter Eetu Laurikainen was away at the World Junior Championship. Laurikainen returns in time for Wednesday’s game against Red Deer.
“Our game plan we altered for these guys,” Evjen said. “They made so many plays around the net like quick little ways. We helped him that way as a team, but I thought he was a little more square, he wasn’t down on the ice, he knew what they were doing a little more and he just used his big body to make some good saves.”
Reece Scarlett had a challenging and successful game for the Broncos. He blocked a Daniel Johnston point shot early in the first period off the side of his knee and was taken out of the play as the Hurricanes defenceman than scored a power play goal off of Bronco Dalton Reum’s stick and in. Scarlett missed a couple of shifts before coming back out and setting up both Bronco goals.
“You’ve got to have courage to block those pucks,” Evjen noted. “He made a lot of great plays, created some offence… super game from him as well and logged a ton of minutes doing it.”
Just like the 4-1 loss to Kootenay on Friday, Broncos didn’t generate much offensively through the first half of the game. At the midway point of the second period they started to turn the game around and may have been partially spurred on by a decisive fight from defenceman Brett Lernout against Hurricanes forward Harrison Harper.
“Guys tried to get us in somehow,” Evjen said. “Bosc tried to go out and make a big hit… he takes a penalty, Lernout gets in a fight, different things guys were doing to try to get the team going and that gives you some energy.”
The Broncos finally found the back of the net on a power play early in the third period when Lowry ripped a shot top corner from the top of the left circle. He then gave the Broncos a late lead by deflecting a Scarlett point shot behind Hurricanes goaltender Ty Rimmer at 17:43, but Sam Mckechnie answered back for Lethbridge only 24 seconds later to send the game to overtime.
Swift Current outshot the Hurricanes 15-8 in the third, 5-1 in overtime and 42-36 in the game, but weren’t able to find the winning goal. Lowry and Graham Black then scored to secure their first win in the shootout in four tries this season.
The Broncos will get Laurikainen and defenceman Brycen Martin back from World Juniors and the World U17 Hockey Challenge respectively when they host Red Deer on Wednesday. They’re still missing Levi Bews, Brent Benson, Josh Derko and Shea Howorko to injury.