Broncos on the road
The Broncos carry a two-game win streak onto the road after a successful weekend homestand...
The Swift Current Broncos overcame some serious injury woes to take all four points during a weekend homestand against the Prince Albert Raiders and the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Broncos captain Cody Eakin capped the weekend on Saturday’s Cody Eakin Bobblehead Night with the overtime winner 1:46 into the extra period as he onetimed in a Justin Dowling pass.
Broncos forward Killian Hutt opened the scoring with the lone first period goal when he walked out of the corner and jammed the puck past Michael Salmon.
Tyler Alos tied it up midway through the second period when he fired in a rebound off a Travis Toomey shot on an odd-man rush.
Derek Tendler, 18, made 26 saves for the win in his first appearance with the Broncos after being acquired from Vancouver earlier this season.
Salmon was spectacular in his first start of the season as he made 35 saves in the loss for Seattle.
The Broncos improved to 12-11 with the win, while Seattle moved to 9-4-3-3 as they played their 10th overtime game of the season.
Friday, the Broncos snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the visiting Raiders. Brad Hoban’s second goal of the game, a powerplay marker midway through the third period, stood up as the winer.
Stepan Novoty, with his team leading 14th goal, and Hoban scored goals 31 seconds apart in the game’s opening two minutes to give Swift Current an early 2-0 lead.
Hoban shovelled home a rebound off a Ryan Aasman point shot at the 10:29 mark of the third period to seal the win with his ninth goal of the season.
Broncos’ overage goaltender Mark Friesen made 45 saves to improve to 11-8, while Jamie Tucker turned aside 19 shots to drop to 37-1-1 on the campaign.
With a four-game homestand behind them the Broncos will begin a stretch of three straight road games on Friday in Red Deer and Saturday in Medicine Hat. Tuesday, the Broncos will be in Saskatoon to face the East Division leading Blades.
Swift Current Broncos forward Adam Lowry works against Seattle’s Luke Lockhart during a 2-1 overtime win.