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A game but undermanned Swift Current Broncos club pulled out a gutsy 4-1 victory in Moose Jaw on Saturday night.
Down 7 regulars who combined for 166 points this season, the Broncos played with only 10 forwards and 5 defencemen against the Warriors. They put together a complete effort and managed to snap Moose Jaw’s three-game winning streak despite their handicap.
“It’s such a gutsy victory,” said Broncos Associate Coach Darren Evjen. “Everybody was all-in. It was really a team effort. Those kinds of things just replicate how deep your team will go and how much character you have.”
“To do so many little hard things right… everybody stepped up their game.”
Already missing Coda Gordon and Justin Spagrud to injury, while Julius Honka and Glenn Gawdin were away at international events, Jordan Harris and Dillon Heatherington were hurt on Friday, and Graham Black was a last minute scratch sick.
The Broncos opened the scoring only 18 seconds into the game as Jay Merkley sprung Jake DeBrusk and the rookie sped behind Kevin Pochuk before ripping his 6th of the season by Justin Paulic.
“When you score early it always is a key to games,” Evjen said. “We really knew we had to come in here and play as a pack. The goals were good and that, but the biggest thing was our little things we did so well and how guys paid the price.”
“It is the best win since I’ve been here that’s for sure.”