Interview with Broncos Captain Colby Cave:
From here on out every game left in the regular season will likely be the new biggest game of the year as there is only a two point gap between the Broncos and Warriors for the final playoff spot in the East Division. Brandon did the Broncos a favour by beating Moose Jaw last night so Swift Current has a chance to extend that gap to four points tonight when they host Regina. They also need to find a way to snap out of a six game losing streak.
I talked to Colby Cave yesterday and he seemed to be in a positive mindset. As much as the lopsided loss in Brandon on Saturday would have been hard to swallow they can’t dwell on it. A lot of these lopsided scores are coming as the Broncos are failing to capitalize on early chances and then starting to take too many chances later in games as they try to come from behind. If they can score a couple goals early in a game it will let them get back to the style of defensive hockey they were thriving in just before the losing streak and most of the season.
It’s funny how hockey comes in cycles like that. They were on a great run having won eight of eleven games just before this losing streak hit and now all the pressure is on. A win tonight would do a whole not to ease some of that tension and get them some needed confidence for the rest of the stretch drive. Hopefully we’ll see a big crowd out tonight.
- Click here for my game preview article
- Click here for my story on Colby Sissons getting called up
- Click here for my quick recap from last night’s Brandon win over Moose Jaw
As Sissons joins the Broncos is gives us a chance to take a quick look at how the future has been building for Swift Current this season. I did some digging and have finally updated my prospects list on the blog this week. Click there for the latest list of Broncos list players and what kinds of numbers they are putting up this season. The stats aren’t all there as I have to manually go through Alberta Major Midget AAA boxscores to count points/goalie stats for guys in that league. I’ve done it for a few of them so far.
There is some promising talent in the system. Owen Seidel won the BC Major Midget scoring race and that kind of offensive injection could certainly help next season with so much veteran talent leaving. You can take a look for yourself by clicking on the prospects section.
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