Bron­cos on the road

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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.

Photo by Scott An­der­son

Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos for­ward Adam Lowry works against Seat­tle’s Luke Lock­hart dur­ing a 2-1 over­time win.

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