Post-Game Audio: Rebels 3 Broncos 2

Colby Cave and Charles Inglis battle for the draw (photo by Darwin Knelsen)

Highlights of The New Pioneer Co-op Home Centre Broncos Hockey (Download)

Post-Game with Jamie Heward, Graham Black & Richard Nedomlel (Download)

Pre-Game Interview with Graeme Craig (Download)

Pre-Game Interview with Darren Evjen (Download)

Pre-Game Interview with Rebels Assistant Coach Bryce Thoma (Download)

Pre-Game Interview with Rebels Broadcaster Cam Moon (Download)

  • B&A Petroleum Game Shifter: Winning goal
  • Low Cost Towing Unsung Hero: Dalton Reum
  • Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Adam Lowry
  • Herbert Auto Tough Guy of the Game: Josh Derko

The Broncos just weren’t sharp tonight as they suffered their first regulation loss of the season. They were fumbling passes, turning pucks over and had no offensive flow/momentum throughout the game. Red Deer played a very good road game and caught the Broncos, in particular their defencemen, on an off night with their strong pressure and hard work.

The good news? Swift Current wasn’t at their best and still were 2:30 second away from at least an overtime point. They also had five opportunities on the power play that could have given them a lead at a key time. The unfortunate thing about the man advantage on this night wasn’t just that they didn’t score, but it was how the top unit accomplished almost nothing. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen that usually excellent group look so ineffective in a game. That’s a credit to Red Deer’s PK and an indication of the way the Broncos were struggling to move the puck.

I thought the Lund/Black/LeSann line was clearly the best one for Swift Current on this night. They created both Bronco goals and had the most consistent pressure in the Rebels zone. Kudos to LeSann who moved up into the top 9 for the first time in the regular season and didn’t look out of place. He has so far risen to the occasion whenever the coaching staff provides him with a new challenge. The line had a little bit of everything and unfortunately for them had a good night when the rest of the team was a bit off… so it didn’t result in a win.

The loss marked the end of Ryon Moser’s point streak. It was a good seven-game run for Moser who is off to a very strong start to the season.

Next up for the Broncos is a game on Friday in Regina. They’ll host Portland on Saturday.

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About shawnmullin

Play by Play Broadcaster for the WHL's Swift Current Broncos on 94.1 FM The Eagle.
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