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Highlights of Thew New Pioneer Co-op Broncos Hockey (Download)
Post-Game with Eetu Laurikainen, Ryon Moser and Darren Evjen (Download)
Pre-Game Interview with Tanner LeSann (Download)
Pre-Game Interview with Pats Coach Pat Conacher (Download)
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- Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Adam Lowry
- Herbert Auto Tough Guy of the Game: Levi Bews
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great day with their family and friends today. It was a very good weekend for the Broncos and I’m sure they’re thankful for the four points they earned in two very different games. Saturday’s game was a defensive battle and an opportunity for the Broncos to close out a close game for the first time this season. They may have been on their heels a bit in the third, but they got some strong goaltending, limited the grade A scoring chances and held on for a very important win against a team that has had their number.
Of note on one of the great saves we called for Laurikainen, I was told last night that Richard Nedomlel actually blocked one of those shots with his face. That’s the kind of dedication they need to hold late leads. Laurikainen was also very good in the final 20 minutes to held preserve the victory.
Next up is another hard game with a game Red Deer Rebels club on Tuesday.
Here is my recap from Swift Current Online:
Eetu Laurikainen made 25 saves including 12 in the third period to lift the Swift Current Broncos to a 2-1 win over the Regina Pats on Saturday night.
Regina had the Broncos pinned in their own zone for much of the final period and Laurikainen had to be sharp to preserve the victory.
The Broncos were again strong on the penalty kill as they held Regina to 0 for 5 on the man advantage. Swift Current also held Saskatoon to 0 for 4 on Friday as their PK continues to make significant strides.
The win was Swift Current`s first in a close game this season. Their previous victories had been 7-1 over Moose Jaw and 10-1 over Saskatoon. The Broncos had lost the four other close games they had played in overtime or shoot outs.
Chance Lund opened the scoring for Swift Current as he buried the rebound of a Dalton Reum shot and the Broncos led 1-0 after the first period. Early in the second, Ryon Moser deflected a Dillon Heatherington point shot behind rookie Pats goalie Teagan Sacher to make it 2-0. Moser`s goal extend his points scoring streak to 7 games.
Regina struck back a few minutes later when Shaunavon product Dyson Stevenson gained body position on Reum in the Broncos zone and set up Trent Oullette for an easy goal fresh off a line change. The goal didn’t deter the Broncos as they controlled the second period with 14 shots compared to 7 for the Pats.
Swift Current played a little more passively in the third period and Regina was able to generate substantial pressure throughout the final twenty minutes. The Pats pulled Sacher in the final minute and weren’t able to generate any great chances with the 6 on 5 advantage.
Graham Black was back in the lineup for Swift Current after missing Friday`s game sick. He had an assist.
The Broncos wrapped up the weekend with victories over Saskatoon and Regina to stay tied for second place in the WHL East Division. Swift Current is still undefeated in regulation this season. Their next action is at home on Tuesday to the Red Deer Rebels.