As you probably saw on Swift Current Online and on the Broncos official website, Swift Current sent D Bobby Zinkan back to the Midget AAA Calgary Northstars. Zinkan just wasn’t going to get enough playing time. The Broncos have a solid crew of veteran defencemen and when Jordan Evans is healthy it might even be hard to work Dillon Heatherington in to the line-up as much as he deserves. At that point there might be a veteran sitting out on a regular basis. Zinkan at 16 needs to play 20-30 minutes every night in all situations. After a great year in Calgary I’m sure we will see Zinkan back again next fall. That could be quite a rookie class on the blue line next fall. It’s a position of strong depth for the Broncos. I talked to Coach/GM Mark Lamb about the decision to send Zinkan back, the Friday game in PA and the return match on Thursday.
Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb (Download)
Good luck to Bobby back in Calgary. After 13 points there as a rookie I expect he will have a big role for his Midget AAA club as a 16-year-old.