Game 4 Audio: Broncos 3 Tigers 2 (OT)

Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

KFC Three Stars: 1) Graham Black 2) Curtis Valk 3) Eetu Laurikainen
B & A Petroleum Game Shifter: The 2-2 goal
Low Cost Towing Unsung Hero: Dillon Heatherington
Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Dillon Heatherington

Highlights of Pioneer Co-op Home Centre Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM


Post-Game with Broncos Associate Coach Darren Evjen


Post Game with Graham Black and Jake DeBrusk


Jake DeBrusk played hero again as he scored in overtime on Wednesday to lift the Swift Current Broncos to a 3-2 win over Medicine Hat to tie their first round series 2-2.

It was the second straight game winning goal for the rookie who has scored three times in four playoff games.

“It’s amazing,” DeBrusk said. “Confidence is high. It’s the best feeling you can have as a player.”

Only 5:06 into overtime DeBrusk took a puck on his off wing and beat Marek Langhamer to lift his team to a dramatic victory and another memorable Broncos comeback.

“I came across the blue line and I was looking to shoot right away,” he said. “Stanton wasn’t giving me much early but I kind of gave him a little head fake I guess, kind of cut to the middle and I just ripped it. I didn’t really see how hard the shot went, but I just saw the net move and red light on and the crowd went nuts. It was awesome.”

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Broncos/Tigers Game 4 Projected Lineups

Nathan Burns (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Nathan Burns (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

*In playoffs teams don’t release their lines so the lineups are projected

PROJECTED BRONCOS LINEUP

DeBrusk/Burns/Gordon
Cave/Black/Merkley
Johnson/Mackay/Gawdin
LeSann/Odgers/Leth

Heatherington/Honka
Martin/Lernout
Harris/Shmoorkoff

Laurikainen
Bow

Scratches: Zinkan, Bevan, Spagrud, Child, Maguire

PROJECTED TIGERS LINEUP

Cox/Valk/Sanford
Eisenschmid/Koules/Butcher
Penner/Labelle/Doty
Owre/Mowbray/Bradley(AP)

Bredo/Lewington
Stanton/Vanelli
Becker/Staples

Langhamer
Schneider

Scratches: Shinkaruk (inj), Broadhead (inj), Ast (inj), Allan, Quenneville, Hobbs

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Game 3 Audio: Broncos 4 Tigers 1

Jake DeBrusk scores (PHoto by Darwin Knelsen)

Jake DeBrusk scores (PHoto by Darwin Knelsen)

KFC Three Stars: 1) Eetu Laurikainen 2) Marek Langhamer 3) Jake DeBrusk
B & A Petroleum Game Shifter: The 2-1 togal
Low Cost Towing Unsung Hero: Brycen Martin
Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Nathan Burns

Highlights of Pioneer Co-op Home Centre Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM


Post-Game with Darren Evjen, Eetu Laurikainen and Julius Honka


Jake DeBrusk scored the winner 6:09 to play and the Swift Current Broncos beat Medicine Hat 3-1 in game 3 of their first round playoff series on Tuesday.

The victory cut Medicine Hat’s lead to 2-1 in the best of seven.

DeBrusk’s goal was his second of the series as the rookie has made an immediate impact to start his playoff career.

“He’s had a great second half,” said Broncos Associate Coach Darren Evjen. “He’s always scored. Last year he scored a ton in midget, in playoffs he had big goals, he’s had big goals for us. It’s an opportunity to see some of our younger players and how they will perform in playoffs. So far Jake has been very good.”

Nathan Burns had a goal and an assist for the Broncos in the win. He has been in on five of the six Swift Current goals and all but one were scored in the third period.

“We liked our game,” Evjen said. “This is the way this series has been. It’s been hard for both teams to score and not a whole bunch of chances. Both teams have been good defensively and both goaltenders have been good.”

The victory came in front of a very close to sellout crowd at the Credit Union iPlex.

“It was awesome,” said goalie Eetu Laurikainen of the crowd’s size and energy. “Let’s do it again tomorrow.”

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Broncos/Tigers Projected Lineups

Jordan Harris (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Jordan Harris (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

*In playoffs teams don’t release their lines so the lineups are projected

PROJECTED BRONCOS LINEUP

DeBrusk/Burns/Gordon
Cave/Black/Merkley
Johnson/Mackay/Gawdin
LeSann/Odgers/Leth

Heatherington/Honka
Martin/Lernout
Harris/Shmoorkoff

Laurikainen
Bow

Scratches: Zinkan, Bevan, Spagrud, Child, Maguire

PROJECTED TIGERS LINEUP

Cox/Valk/Sanford
Eisenschmid/Koules/Butcher
Penner/Labelle/Doty
Allan/Mowbray/Bradley(AP)

Bredo/Lewington
Stanton/Vanelli
Becker/Staples

Langhamer
Schneider

Scratches: Shinkaruk (inj), Broadhead (inj), Owre (inj), Ast (inj), Quenneville, Hobbs

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Burns/Lamb Interviews Previewing Game 3

Nathan Burns and Coda Gordon (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Nathan Burns and Coda Gordon (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

I caught up with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb and forward Nathan Burns yesterday over lunch to get their insight on how the series is going so far and what the Broncos need to do on home ice to get things evened up over the next two games. It sounds like ticket sales are going very well. There should be a big and loud crowd tonight… plus an interesting atmosphere with Tigers fans in the house and crowds from both sides battling to be the louder crew. After two close and entertaining games in Medicine Hat I’m looking forward to what we’ll get here tonight.

Broncos F Nathan Burns (Download)


Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb (Download)


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Game 2 Audio: Tigers 4 Broncos 2

Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

KFC Three Stars: 1) Marek Langhamer 2) Eetu Laurikainen 3) Tommy Vanelli
B & A Petroleum Game Shifter: Medicine Hat’s 3rd goal
Low Cost Towing Unsung Hero: Nathan Burns
Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Nathan Burns

Highlights of Pioneer Co-op Home Centre Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM


Post-Game with Broncos Assistant Coach Jamie Heward


Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb


Pre-Game with Broncos D Dillon Heatherington


Pre Game with Tigers Coach/GM Shaun Clouston


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Broncos/Tigers Game 2 Lineups

Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen)

*In playoffs teams don’t release their lines so the lineups are projected

PROJECTED BRONCOS LINEUP

Gordon/Burns/Gawdin
DeBrusk/Black/Merkley
LeSann/Cave/Johnson
Odgers/Mackay/Maguire? or Leth?

Heatherington/Honka
Martin/Lernout
Harris/Shmoorkoff

Laurikainen
Bow

Scratches: Zinkan, Bevan, Spagrud, Child, Maguire or Leth

PROJECTED TIGERS LINEUP

Cox/Valk/Sanford
Butcher/Eisenschmid/Koules
Penner/Labelle/Doty
Allan/Mowbray/Bradley(AP)

Bredo/Lewington
Stanton/Vanelli
Becker/Staples

Langhamer
Schneider

Scratches: Shinkaruk (inj), Broadhead (inj), Owre (inj), Ast (inj), Quenneville, Hobbs

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