Teddy Bear Toss goal (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)
When you’re in the midst of a losing streak it seems like everything that could go wrong will go wrong with the worst possible timing.
Late in a 1-1 game with Prince Albert on Saturday night the Swift Current Broncos were whistled for an Artyum Minulin tripping penalty and Austin Glover quickly took advantage to lift his Raiders to a 2-1 win.
It was the eight straight loss for the Broncos and six of the games have been decided by a single goal.
“It’s a heartbreaker,” said Broncos assistant coach Jamie Heward. “Easily was our best effort in this streak we’re going through right now. Guys played hard, guys played fast and guys played tough. At the end of the day we didn’t catch a break and had a lot of chances where we didn’t get goals out of it.”
“It all comes down to a bellow average penalty call with 1:39 left that’s not even acceptable at any level. It’s a heartbreaking loss for our kids.”
You can click here for my full recap on Swift Current Online
Post-Game with Jamie Heward and Travis Child:
Pre-Game with Raiders broadcaster Drew Wilson:
Pre-Game with Broncos F Jake DeBrusk:
Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb:
Pre-Game with Raiders coach Marc Habscheid:
The ice littered by teddy bears, toques and mittens
The Swift Current Broncos host the Prince Albert Raiders tonight for the annual Teddy Bear Toss. It’s always a fun night where you can fire some toques, mittens or stuffed animals on the ice for the Salvation Army to hand out to those who need them. Don’t forget to put them in a bag! If you don’t have any the Stable has lots for you to pick from.
You can click here to listen live on The Eagle 94.1 FM for our broadcast starting at 6:30pm.
Scratches: Harris (inj), Gawdin (inj), Steenbergen (inj), Johnson
The Broncos celebrate their tying goal (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)
Wyatt Sloboshan scored his second goal of the game to lift his Saskatoon Blades to a 5-4 overtime win over the Swift Current Broncos.
Swift Current managed a late comeback on goals by Jon Martin and Kaden Elder to force OT.
It was the first time the Broncos have managed a point when down after two periods and their first point in their last seven games.
“Good comeback,” said Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith. “It would have been easy to fold the tend in the last few minutes and guys came back to make a push. But it’s the same suspects that are playing well and doing it for us. We need more guys than just two or three.”
You can click here to read my whole recap.
Post-Game with Broncos associate coach Ryan Smith:
Pre-Game with Broncos AGM Dianne Sletten:
Pre-Game with Broncos D Mark Taraschuk:
Pre-Game with Blades assistant coach Dean Brockman:
Earlier this week with Broncos D Max Lajoie:
Trade & pre-game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb:
A part of the special jersey for this weekend by Taylor Vause
Scratches: Harris (inj), Holterhus, Gawdin (inj), Steenbergen (inj)
Scratches: Kustra, Gingras, Christensen
Max Lajoie (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)
Swift Current Broncos defenceman Max Lajoie is still an ‘A’ ranked prospect by NHL Central Scouting.
In their latest watch list for the 2016 NHL Draft Lajoie is one of only six WHL players to get that designation.
It indicates central scouting believes he is a first round level prospect.
Lajoie has 11 points in 24 games this season while manning the top pairing at even strength, on the power play and the penalty kill.
He is the only Broncos player on the watch list.
Swift Current is back in action on Friday and Saturday for home games at the Credit Union iPlex.
The Broncos have been staying busy this week with charitable activity while they prepare to get back on home ice.
Members of the team painted moustaches on Centennial students on Monday raising money to fight prostate cancer and participated in Meals on Wheels later in week.
Broncos assistant general manager Dianne Sletten also helped out with a Christmas Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser where she was “arrested” by Santa’s elves for being on the naughty list and needed donations to get bailed out.
You can click here for a recap of Friday’s loss in Spokane
Pre-Game with Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb:
Pre-Game with Chiefs assistant coach SCott Burt:
Pre-Game with Chiefs broadcaster Mike Boyle:
Pre-Game with Broncos F Glenn Gawdin:
Andreas Schumacher (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)
Johnson or Holterhus/Chaulk/Spencer
Scratches: Harris (inj), DeBrusk (inj), Martin (inj), Holterhus or Johnson
Scratches: Berlin, Henderson, Ross, Ostir, Sezanski, Elynuik