The Swift Current Broncos made some big moves at the WHL Trade Deadline acquiring Jordan Papirny from Brandon, Ryley Lindgren from Lethbridge and Jake Hobson from Portland. There were some tough choices involved in the deals and some quality young men who were dealt as a part of a big push for a playoff run. That’s the nature of the business but I certainly wish Calvin Spencer, Kade Jensen, Travis Child and Cole Johnson all the best. Brandan Arnold remains part of the organization while going to Nipawin who knows we could see him again too.
What did the Broncos get? First of all a true big game goaltender who has been a winner his whole career in Papirny. They also had a 200 foot player who can clearly score in Lindgren and a very promising young defenceman in Hobson. I had a chance to chat with Lindgren before today’s 8-3 win over Kootenay and Papirny after. Here is our first conversations with two key pieces of this year’s stretch drive…
Interview with Broncos G Jordan Papirny:
Interview with Broncos F Ryley Lindgren:
Swift Current has a busy weekend coming up starting in Medicine Hat on Friday before home games on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. There is a lot to be excited about if you’re a Broncos fan from the big trades to the team winning ning of their last eleven games. Hopefully we have a nice lively crowd on the weekend to build on that great momentum.