Third period power play goals by Colby Cave and Graham Black lifted the Swift Current Broncos to a 3-2 win over the Regina Pats in their home opener.
Julius Honka and Brycen Martin again led the offence from the blue line with 2 assists each in running what was a very effective power play. They were 3 for 6 on the man advantage on Saturday after going 2 for 4 in a 7-2 win in Regina on Thursday.
Jake DeBrusk also scored for Swift Current as he put in his first career marker late in the first period also on the man advantage.
Regina had 1-0 and 2-1 leads on power play goals scored by Dyson Stevenson and Chandler Stephenson. The game changed at the midway point of the second period as the Broncos changed match ups and had a line of Zac Mackay, Tanner LeSann and Andrew Johnson shadow Regina’s group to free up the Coda Gordon, Cave and Black line.
Connor Sanvido also lifted his team up by coming to the defence of Honka after a Stevenson hit and dropping the gloves with a tough opponent. The Pats scored on the ensuing power play, but both teammates and the coaching staff credited Sanvido with motivating the Broncos and helping change the tide.
Landon Bow stopped 18 of 20 Regina shots to get the win, while Teegan Sacher allowed 3 goals on 32 Swift Current shots.
The Broncos are now 2-0 to start the season and host Moose Jaw next Friday.