Bron­cos charge past the Hur­ri­canes


The Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos scored a bit of pay­back on the Lethbridge Hur­ri­canes. The Bron­cos downed the Canes 5-1 to wrap up Western Hockey League pre­sea­son play Satur­day night in Swift Cur­rent.

The win comes 24 hours af­ter the Hur­ri­canes handed the Bron­cos a de­ci­sive 7-0 blank­ing Fri­day night at the En­max Cen­tre.

On Satur­day, the Hur­ri­canes struck first on a goal from de­fence­man Ty Pre­fontaine late in the first pe­riod, but that was their only foray onto the score­sheet as Swift Cur­rent rat­tled off five unan­swered goals as Lethbridge fin­ishes the pre­sea­son 3-2.

Pre­fontaine scored on the man ad­van­tage with 3:37 left in the first as the Hur­ri­canes car­ried a 1-0 lead into the sec­ond pe­riod.

The Bron­cos power play re­sponded in kind in the sec­ond as Alec Zawatsky and Ben King scored on the man ad­van­tage for a 2-1 lead af­ter 40 min­utes.

Matthew Culling scored two more for Swift Cur­rent in the third and for­mer Hur­ri­cane Tan­ner Nagel added the other Bronco goal.

Hur­ri­canes goal­tender Carl Te­tachuk kicked out 25 of 30 shots as the Bron­cos out­shot the Canes 30-24.

The Hur­ri­canes open the reg­u­lar season Fri­day when they host the Medicine Hat Tigers at 7 p.m. and the En­max Cen­tre.

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