Post-Game: Broncos 3 Oil Kings 1

Eetu Laurikainen hangs on with Travis Ewanyk on the doorstep (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Eetu Laurikainen hangs on with Travis Ewanyk on the doorstep (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

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Justin Spagrud and Edgars Kulda (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Justin Spagrud and Edgars Kulda (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Click here for my recap from Swift Current Online:

Adam Lowry scored twice to lift Swift Current to a 3-1 win over the Eastern Conference leading Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday night.

Eetu Laurikainen made 38 saves to secure the win and Reece Scarlett had assists on each goal in the victory. It was the first time the Broncos have topped Edmonton in four tries this season.

The win for Swift Current snapped Edmonton’s eleven game winning streak. They wrapped up the weekend with wins over both the East Division leading Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday and the Central Division leading Oil Kings on Sunday.

“This is a huge confidence booster for us,” said Broncos defenceman Reece Scarlett. “We knew we could play with the top teams. It was a matter of finally breaking through and winning some games.”

“It was big for the standings. Kootenay is coming up hard so we needed to space ourselves a little bit. We did a good job.”

The Broncos were happy with the way the limited Edmonton’s second opportunities.

“They’re a skilled team they’re going to get their chances,” Scarlett said. “It’s a matter of tying up sticks, getting good body position and all five guys working together in the house getting the puck away.”

Swift Current opened the scoring 4:54 into the first period as Scarlett’s shot deflected off Edmonton defenceman David Music, rebounded to Chance Lund and then rebounded to Lowry. It was the second straight game that Lowry opened the scoring in the first period and the first point for the big forward in four games against Edmonton this season.

The Oil Kings put significant pressure on the Broncos early in the second period and Laurikainen stood on his head. Swift Current then padded their lead on a Richard Nedomlel power play goal at 9:05 of the period. It was the fist power play goal they had scored against Edmonton in the season series.

Dylan Wruck got Edmonton on the board at 11:48 of the second period when he ripped a slapshot under Laurikainen for his 18th of the season. They went 1 for 5 on the power play, while the Bronocs went 2 for 9.

Swift Current extended their lead to 3-1 55 seconds into the third period when Lowry deflected in a centering feed by Graham Black. The goal was reviewed after the net was dislodged when the puck crossed the goal line. Lowry is now tied for 3rd in the WHL with 36 goals.

Edmonton took three different penalties late that allowed the Broncos to run the clock down on the victory.

Lowry was cut by a skate late in the game and needed six stitches.

Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves for Edmonton in a losing cause. Laurikainen stopped 72 of 73 shots over Swift Current’s wins on Saturday and Sunday.

The win moved the Broncos into a tie with Lethbridge for 6th in the Eastern Conference at 59 points. They’re 5 points back of Red Deer for 5th and 6 points back of Saskatoon for 4th. The Broncos visit the Blades on Tuesday and Raiders on Wednesday.

You can hear more Broncos talk during Home Hardware’s Overtime from 6 to 7pm Monday on The Eagle 94.1 FM.

Adam Lowry's photo from https://twitter.com/ALowsyPlayer17

Adam Lowry’s photo from https://twitter.com/ALowsyPlayer17

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Play by Play Broadcaster for the WHL's Swift Current Broncos on 94.1 FM The Eagle.
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2 Responses to Post-Game: Broncos 3 Oil Kings 1

  1. Anonymous says:

    2 out of 3 & a rested Oil Kings team…What a gutsy performance!!!

  2. Brian says:

    what a gutsy weekend by the Broncos! To dominate P.A and then beat Edmonton on the back end of a 3 in 3 is incredible. Was wondering why Lowry didn’t come out for his first star skate, but now I see why. What a great leader and warrior.

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