Spe­cial night as Bron­cos help SJHL Bron­cos Nov. 2

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Prairies - BY MATTHEW LIEBEN­BERG mlieben­berg@prairiepost.com

The Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos started Novem­ber on a high note with two home ice wins, both in over­time. The Bron­cos got their fans cheer­ing when they recorded their first vic­tory on home ice this sea­son with a 5-4 win against the Leth­bridge Hur­ri­canes, Nov. 2.

Bron­cos de­fence­man Noah King scored the over­time win­ner at 2:59 in ex­tra time. The Bron­cos win was a per­fect fin­ish to a mem­o­rable evening. The team hosted Bron­cos Strong night and played in spe­cial me­mo­rial jer­seys de­signed by Bron­cos alum­nus Tay­lor Vause to com­mem­o­rate the bus ac­ci­dents that claimed the lives of Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos and Hum­boldt Bron­cos play­ers. The game jersey auc­tion and jersey raf­fles, as well as sale of Bron­cos Strong mer­chan­dise and other do­na­tions raised $28,750 that was do­nated to four dif­fer­ent non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions: STARS air am­bu­lance (#23,500), FAv Foun­da­tion ($1,750), Hockey Give Blood ($1,750), and Saskatchewan Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion ($1,750). The Bron­cos played their sec­ond home game of the week­end against the Ed­mon­ton Oil Kings, Nov. 3. Bron­cos goalie Isaac Poul­ter was solid in the third pe­riod, when the Oil Kings made 21 shots at goal but only scored once to level the game at three goals each. An­drew Fyten scored the win­ning goal for the Bron­cos only 41 sec­onds af­ter the start of over­time.

For their next home game the Bron­cos will host the Red Deer Rebels on Nov. 11 with an af­ter­noon start­ing time of 4 p.m.

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