Post-Game: Warriors 7 Broncos 4

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Aleksi Heponiemi against Moose Jaw (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)

Looks like Swift Current Online is down for the moment so I’ll post the recap here for now…

Jayden Halbgewachs scored three times and added two assists as the Moose Jaw Warriors scored early and often in a 7-4 win over Swift Current.

“Not very happy with the result or with the way the game went for us,” said Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith. “They deserved the points. They outplayed us. Hungrier, faster, stronger.”

The Warriors took advantage of their depth as every one of the forwards on their top two lines put up at least two points in the victory.

Swift Current did manage to score first as Logan Foster put home a nice feed from Logan Barlage for his second goal in three games. That push from the fourth line was the only sign of life Smith saw from the Broncos’ depth.

“They got an early goal that was nice,” Smith said. “But there were way too many guys tonight that weren’t in the game. Again our top line was pretty good scored some goals. After that… nothing. There was a lot of passengers. No enthusiasm and no fire in the belly. You’re playing your arch rival and we play a pretty blah game. It’s hard to comprehend.”

Moose Jaw went 2 for 3 on the power play in the first period to pull ahead 3-2 as the Broncos struggled to get any flow to their game.

“They had eight minutes in the power play in the first period,” Smith said. “You can’t get into the game and you can’t use all the guys. It’s tough. You give up a couple on the PK and start to unravel a little bit.”

The Warriors finished 3 for 6 on the man advantage including a key power play goal midway through the third period to pull away.

“I think we feel like our guys didn’t listen to what we were trying to tell them,” Smith said. “They ran the same play every single time and they scored on it twice. If you’re not going to listen and not going to follow the plan good teams like this will break you down.”

Swift Current’s top line still came to play combining for 3 goals and 7 points in the loss. Tyler Steenbergen scored his league leading 27th and 28th of the season and added an assist that has him a single point up on Aleksi Heponiemi for the WHL lead in points. Heponiemi had a goal and an assist, while Glenn Gawdin chipped in two helpers.

Logan Flodell stopped 34 of 41 Moose Jaw shots in a game the Broncos will spend some time reviewing this week.

“There’s lots of teaching points and learning points from this game,” Smith said. “It’s unusual for us to give up this many goals. We’re not used to that and that’s not the way we want to play.”

Swift Current was again missing Artyom Minulin from their lineup with an upper body injury. The Russian defenceman could return to action on the weekend.

Moose Jaw had five regulars out of their lineup due to injury.

The Warriors move to 16-4-0-0 and lead the WHL East Division by five points over Swift Current with two games in hand. The Broncos sit at 13-4-1-0 and head to Medicine Hat on Friday before hosting Calgary on Saturday and visiting Brandon on Sunday.

Post-Game with Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith:

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Post-Game Audio: Russia 4 Team WHL 3

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Photo by David Zammit for the Hockey Hall of Fame

It was a great night in Swift Current in front of a sold out Innovation Credit Union iPlex crowd. While the result didn’t go the way the home fans would want, it was a very entertaining game with a lot of impressive skill on display. Kudos to everyone involved in making the event happen on and off the ice.

Here is some audio from post-game scrums…

Broncos & Russian D Artyom Minulin

Broncos D Colby Sissons

Broncos F Tyler Steenbergen

Broncos Coach/Director of Hockey Operations (Team WHL assistant) Manny Viveiros

Kelowna Rockets F Kole Lind

Program of Excellence Head Scout Brad McEwan

Regina Pats F Sam Steele

Moose Jaw Warriors coach (Team WHL Head Coach) Tim Hunter

Moose Jaw Warriors F Noah Gregor

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Post-Game Audio: Oil Kings 4 Broncos 3

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Travis Child lunges after an Artyom Minulin shot (photo by David Zammit for scbroncos.com)

Brett Kemp scored with 18.8 seconds to play in the third period as the Edmonton Oil Kings came from behind to hand the Swift Current Broncos their first loss of the season.

Down 3-1 in the third period, the Oil Kings rattled off three unanswered goals and stunned another loud crowd at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex with the 4-3 regulation victory.

Swift Current now falls to 8-1 after a thrilling start to the season.

“We just didn’t play our game,” said Broncos forward Tyler Steenbergen. “The past couple games we’ve gotten away from it. We’re trying to be a skilled team and that’s not how we need to play. We need to play a sixty-minute game and we didn’t do that tonight. We’re going to learn that this week in practice and we’ll be better next weekend.”

Click here for my full recap on Swift Current Online

Hightlights of Robertson Family Group Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM:

Post-Game with Tyler Steenbergen:

Post-Game with Ryan Smith:

Pre-Game with Corey Graham:

Pre-Game with MacKenzie Wight:

Pre-Game with Manny Viveiros:

Pre-Game with Steve Hamilton:

 

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Post-Game Audio: Broncos 1 Giants 0

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Logan Flodell and Tyler Steenbergen (photo by David Zammit for scbroncos.com)

 

Tyler Steenbergen scored his league leading 16th goal of the season and Logan Flodell made 38 saves for the shutout ast eh Swift Current Broncos beat Vancouver 1-0.

Click here for our full recap on Swift Current Online

Post-Game with Broncos G Logan Flodell

Post-Game with Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith

Highlights of Robertson Family Group Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM

Pre-Game with Giants associate coach Dean Chynoweth

Pre-Game with Broncos F Conner Chaulk

Pre-Game with Giants broadcaster Dan O’Connor

Pre-Game with Broncos coach/director of player personnel Manny Viveiros

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Post-Game Audio: Broncos 4 Warriors 3

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Photo by Marc Smith

The Swift Current Broncos fought down to the final seconds to win the battle of undefeated teams 4-3 over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Thanksgiving Sunday.

Broncos fans can give thanks for one of the best starts in recent memory as they’re now 6-0 on the season including three wins in three days this weekend.

“It was pretty gritty,” said Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith. “It felt like a playoff game. Real happy with our performance.”

Click here for the full recap on Swift Current Online

Highlights of Robertson Family Group Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM:

Post-Game with Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith:

 

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Post-Game Audio: Broncos 5 Ice 2

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Steenbergen finishes off a Sissons feed (photo by David Zammit at scbroncos.com)

A dream start to the season continued for the Swift Current Broncos as they ran their record to 5-0 with a 5-2 win in front of a sold out crowd for their home opener.

Tyler Steenbergen scored twice more, while Aleksi Heponiemi and Colby Sissons each had a goal and three assists in the victory.

“I think we’ve been playing really well,” Sissons said. “Obviously our top line has been doing a lot for us. They play really well in our own zone too that’s what we’ve been doing just taking care of the D-zone and the offence is taking care of itself.”

Steenbergen’s goals were his 11th and 12th of the season as he has averaged a hat trick in his last four games.

Click here for the full recap from Swift Current Online

Highlights of Robertson Family Group Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM:

Post-Game with Colby Sissons:

Post-Game with Ryan Smith:

 

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Post-Game Audio: Broncos 6 Blades 2

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Tyler Steenbergen (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)

Tyler Steenbergen scored four times in back-to-back games as the Swift Current Broncos knocked off the Saskatoon Blades 6-2.

Steenbergen now has ten goals in his last three games as the Broncos moved to 4-0 on the season.

“I don’t think I’ve seen that in my years of playing and coaching,” said Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith. “It’s pretty impressive. He’s got a hot stick right now so hopefully it stays hot.”

Click here for the full recap on Swift Current Online

Highlights of Robertson Family Group Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 FM:

Post-Game with Ryan Smith:

Pre-Game with Manny Viveiros:

Pre-Game with Dean Brockman:

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