Jon Martin (photo from scbroncos.com)
The Swift Current Broncos added veteran Jon Martin from Kootenay this week. He brings a hard game with lots of experience to a club needing more of both. He is also off to a good start offensively this season with 4 points in 4 games.
Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb:
A three-in-three starts tonight in Saskatoon. The Broncos then host the Giants tomorrow and Blades on Sunday afternoon. Each game is live on The Eagle 94.1 FM.
Edmonton Pre-Game with Oil Kings broadcaster Corey Graham:
Edmonton Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb:
Edmonton Pre-Game with Oil Kings Coach Steve Hamilton:
Post-Game in Red Deer with Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith:
Red Deer Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb:
Red Deer Pre-Game with Broncos F Scott Feser:
Red Deer Pre-Game with Rebels broadcaster Cam Moon:
Red Deer pre-game with Rebels associate coach Jeff Truitt:
Broncos AGM/Director of Business Dianne Sletten:
Broncos F Jake DeBrusk before the trip:
Jake DeBrusk (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)
The Swift Current Broncos have named their leadership group and it doesn’t include a captain. The four alternates are not a surprise so much as the fact that there won’t be one leader in the role that Colby Cave took the last two seasons. All four alternates are more than worthy of their ‘A’ and I’m sure will do admirable jobs in those positions. That new leadership group will be on display tonight in Red Deer live on The Eagle 94.1 FM.
Some great news from the Swift Current Broncos tonight that they’ve posted their third profit in the last four seasons. When you add the last four seasons together it’s over $300,000 in profits. That seems to indicate that methods put in place from the stategic plans are working. It takes a lot of hard work from a small staff and many volunteers for a team in the smallest market in the WHL to run a profitable organization. Kudos to all involved and to the community for their strong support.
The Broncos are in Red Deer on Friday night and Edmonton on Sunday afternoon. You can hear both games live on The Eagle 94.1 FM.
Jake DeBrusk (Photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)
The Bruins have sent Jake DeBrusk back to the WHL after a long stint at camp and a couple of NHL pre-season games. It’s a big boost for the Broncos to get their 40 goal scorer and one of their key leaders back in time for a big Alberta road swing next weekend. I was talking Ryan Switzer from the Broncos office today and he pointed out those were the first two games DeBrusk has ever missed in his time here… but of course he had a pretty good excuse. He might have another one when World Juniors roll around in December. For now I’m sure the Broncos are just happy to have their most proven offensive weapon back.
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Post-Game with Broncos F Connor Chaulk:
Post-Game with Bronocs G Landon Bow and Associate Coach Ryan Smith:
Pre-Game with Wheat Kings Coach/GM Kelly McCrimmon
Pre-Game with Broncos F Tyler Adams:
Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb
Landon Bow made 53 saves and 3 more in the shootout as the Swift Current Broncos spoiled Brandon’s home opener on Friday night with a 2-1 road win.
Tyler Adams scored for Swift Current on a late first period power play and his former Regina midget teammate Connor Chaulk added the shootout winner as they picked up a victory in their WHL debuts.
Bow was the first star as he gave the skilled Wheat Kings very little to shoot at.
“When a guy is coming down on you and he’s got the upper hand you just give him what your goalie can handle,” said Broncos assistant coach Jamie Heward. “If you do give up a shot and there is a rebound you have to clear and you have to make sure there’s no second and third attacks.”
“I thought we did a good job eliminating high plays at the blue line. I just thought our guys did a fantastic job making sure they were responsible and clogging things up.”
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Post-Game with Broncos assistant coach Jamie Heward (partial interview):
Pre-Game with Wheat Kings Coach/GM Kelly McCrimmon:
Pre-Game with Broncos F Cavin Leth:
Pre-Game with Broncos F Glenn Gawdin: