PeeWee Broncos testing their playoff mettle
The Swift Current Southwest Terminal PeeWee Broncos have gotten back on track in recent weeks as they opened the provincial playoffs and wrapped up their South Sask PeeWee AA Hockey League regular season.
Saturday, the PeeWee Broncos visited the Moose Jaw Warriors and suffered a 6- 3 loss when they surrendered fivethird period goals.
Reed Jacobson scored twice and added an assist and Matt Christianson added a goal and an assist.
Daylan Radtke, Beau Larson, and Aaron Toews all added assists.
Sunday, the Broncos won the rematch 4- 2 at home to conclude the regular season. Jacobson repeated his offensive output with two goals and an assist and Christianson posted another goal and assist. Larson also scored, while Ryland Hornung and Mac Grose added assists. Jacob Herman earned the win in goal.
The PeeWee Broncos will now have a break before the league playoffs begin after finishing the regular season with a 414-2 record.
The PeeWee Broncos opened the provincial playoffs the previous weekend against the Melville Millionaires. Swift Current opened the two- game, total- goal series on January 11 with a 7- 0 win led by four goals from Jacobson.
Christianson had four assists, Toews added a goal and two assists, and Larson added two helpers. Theo Schlamp and Nathan Levac also scored, while Cameron Kluzak, Hornung, and Gross all added assists.
Herman earned the shutout in goal.
The PeeWee Broncos clinched the series the following day with a 6- 5 win in Melville.
Melville stayed in the game with three power play goals, while Swift Current was unable capitalize on 10 man- advantages. Larson led the Broncos with two goals and an assist and Toews also scored twice.
Jacobson and Kluzak also scored, while Riley Dekowny and Levac added assists as Brad Nyen earned the win in goal.
The PeeWee Broncos will now face a talented Weyburn team in the next round of the provincial playoffs.
Coach Todd Hornung said that his team would have to be at their best and organized defensively to stay with the Wings, who have an 11- 2- 1 record in league play.