KFC Three Stars: 1) Jake DeBrusk 2) Mackenzie Johnston 3) Graham Black
B & A Petroleum Game Shifter: Swift Current’s 2nd goal
Low Cost Towing Unsung Hero: Brycen Martin
Standard Motors Crunch of the Game: Nathan Burns
Post-Game with Broncos F Graham Black
Post-Game with Broncos Associate Coach Darren Evjen
Colby Cave scored with 20.9 seconds left on the clock as the Swift Current Broncos came back from down 4-1 to beat the Saskatoon Blades 6-5 on Wednesday night.
“It was a huge comeback win for us,” said Broncos Associate Coach Darren Evjen. “Those are great character builders.”
“We seem to do that more than we should probably, but an exciting game.”
The victory and a Kootenay loss in Red Deer moved the Broncos to within a point of 5th in the Eastern Conference with two games left on the WHL regular season schedule. Regina beat Prince Albert 7-1 and stayed three points ahead for first in the East Division and second in the conference.
Graham Black led the way with a goal and three assists, Jake DeBrusk had a goal and two assists, while Cave and Jay Merkley each had a goal and a helper.
Nathan Burns and Glenn Gawdin also scored for Swift Current.
The Broncos outshot the Blades 45-27. They gave up goals in the first minute of every period before controlling most of the play.
Landon Bow made 17 saves in 19 shots in relief to get the win for the Broncos.
Swift Current’s Mackenzie Johnston had a goal and an assist for Saskatoon in the overage defenceman’s last WHL game in his hometown.
Swift Current hosts Moose Jaw on Friday before wrapping up the season on the road against the Warriors on Saturday.