Gawdin leads Canada to U18 bronze

Glenn Gawdin scores (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)

Glenn Gawdin scores (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)

Swift Current Broncos forward Glenn Gawdin scored twice as Canada beat Switzerland 5-2 in the bronze medal game of the IIHF U18 tournament.

Gawdin scored Canada’s first and fourth goals in the victory.

He finished the tournament with four points in seven games.

Canada went 6-1 overall with their only loss coming in the semi-final against the eventual gold medalists from the United-States.

The win wraps up the hockey season for Gawdin who joined the U18 team after the Broncos were knocked out of the WHL playoffs.

The Richmond, BC product will now turn his attention to the NHL draft in June where he is one of the top prospects from the WHL.

Click here for an interview Gawdin did with TSN

Click here to watch an archive of the game

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Sheldon Reinhart talks new golf season

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It’s been a great spring so far in Swift Current and that means our local golf courses have been able to open up a lot earlier than last year. Elmwood Golf and Country Club remains a big supporter and sponsor of this blog. It’s a great place to play and getting even better with the renovations they’ve been doing.

I chatted with Elmwood GM Sheldon Reinhart about the status of the course, the renovations, membership rates and a whole lot more today. They also have a big sale planned for tomorrow. I didn’t bug him about his Sabres losing he draft lottery to my Oilers though…

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Gawdin off to semis, Lowry strong playoff, Elmwood members dinner

Glenn Gawdin with Golden West Radio's Nancy Anderson

Glenn Gawdin with Golden West Radio’s Nancy Anderson in Switzerland

Glenn Gawdin and Canada’s U18 team are off to the semis after a win over Sweden yesterday. Gawdin has 2 assists in 5 games so far as he gets some valuable experience on the big stage.

Here is some more recent Broncos news links:

ELMWOOD MEMBERS DINNER

Here is a letter from the Elmwood Golf and Country Club:

“Dear Members and Guests

We are having our Annual Member Appreciation Supper on Saturday May 2nd beginning with cocktails at 5:30 PM and supper to follow at 6:00 PM. Please call Sheldon or Crystal to reserve your table 306-778-4653 ext 224. With only 80 seats, tables will fill up fast so make sure you reserve them soon. Call some friends and make a night of it!

The Elmwood Golf and Country Club restaurant will now be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM with a Full Menu.

Come and check out the Pro Shop with all the new stuff for 2015. Don’t forget the Taylor Made Blow out Sale all day on Saturday April 25th.

Member Appreciation Menu

$29.95 Adults
$10.95 for Children 10 and under

Full Salad Bar:
Strawberry Spinach, Caesar, Tossed, Coleslaw,
* Gluten free pasta salad*
Roast New York Strip with peppercorn brandy sauce.
Veal Scaloppini.
Oven Poached Atlantic Salmon Filets with Hollandaise
Rice Pilaf.
Fresh mixed vegetables.
Parisian Roast Potato.
Tiramisu.
Banana Foster.

Sheldon Reinhart
General Manager and
CPGA Executive Golf Professional
Elmwood Golf and Country Club”

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Weise OT Hero

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One of the most rewarding things about being a junior hockey fan is seeing the guys who played in your city make it. There have been a number of Broncos on the big stage lately and it’s awesome to think back to when they were first just baby-faced training camp hopefuls before developing to deliver on the biggest stage. I wasn’t here when Dale Weise played for the Broncos but I know he earned a lot of fans over that time. I also know he was somewhat of a long shot to be where he is today scoring both goals in a comeback overtime playoff win for hockey’s most historic franchise.

I’m not going to lie and pretend I’m cheering for Montreal. I’m from Ottawa so I would like to see Ottawa win the series, but it’s pretty awesome to watch a guy who cut his teeth here exceed expectations with the spotlight of the hockey world right on him. I’m sure Weise and company are hoping this is just the beginning of their heroics. There’s nothing quite like playoff hockey.

Now as an Oilers fan I can only hope their little shot of luck this weekend will mean they’re on their way back to moments like that sometime soon too.

Until then I’ll have the TV tuned in tomorrow night and will hopefully see Adam Lowry write some more history as his Jets host their first playoff game in a new era. You can scroll down to my next post for more Broncos news. Have a great week!

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More Broncos News, Elmwood Opens

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After a really late start to the golf season last year it’s great to see both Swift Current courses now open with a full 18 holes. It’s a big year for Elmwood who are in the midst of a major renovation. New greens and new holes are coming for what is already a terrific course with some great views.

Elmwood continues to sponsor this blog and I thank them for their support in helping allow me to host audio on this site. Hopefully fans have appreciate access to that. As a result of their sponsorship the blog will include some stories and interviews on the golf course throughout the season.

BRONCOS NEWS

The big story this week is that Brett Lernout is getting called up to Montreal to be part of their playoff “Black Aces” who get to experience the playoff run as healthy scratches. They will be practicing with the Habs and taking the games in. It’s a really good way to prime Lernout for his future with the team. Brett played six AHL games in Hamilton where he went pointless and was -1 with 6 shots on net.

There is a lot still going on with current and former Broncos. As long as that keeps up I’ll keep updating Swift Current Online and this blog with that news. Hope you’re having a great weekend and see you out on the golf course sometime this summer!

Brett Lernout (photo by Dawin Knelsen)

Brett Lernout (photo by Dawin Knelsen)

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Broncos News Links

Cody Eakin honoured after playing at World Juniors (photo from scbroncos.com)

Cody Eakin honoured after playing at World Juniors (photo from scbroncos.com)

Despite their season being over it’s been a busy week for Swift Current Broncos news. Here’s a rundown of some of our stories from Swift Current Online…

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Broncos turn pro (Cave, Gordon, Rigby & Lernout interviews)

Coda Gordon and Colby Cave (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)

Coda Gordon and Colby Cave (photo by Darwin Knelsen for scbroncos.com)

Great news for graduating members of the Swift Current Broncos over the weekend. Colby Cave, Carter Rigby and Brett Lernout all received opportunities to turn pro after the end of the Broncos’ season. I would expect the same will come for the signed Dillon Heatherington soon and one would imagine Coda Gordon is likely weighing pro vs. college options at this stage though I don’t know that for certain. All of those guys were/are terrific Broncos and hopefully they are able to follow this career as far as they want to take it.

Steve Mah of the Booster and I scrummed with the guys the day after the season ended late last week.

Interview with Colby Cave:

Interview with Coda Gordon:

Interview with Carter Rigby:

Interview with Brett Lernout:

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