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Coda Gor­don, Ary­ton Nikkel, Glenn Gawdin, and Colby Cave all added goals. Gor­don ex­tended his WHL lead­ing point streak to 15 games with a goal and an as­sist and a plus-four rat­ing.

The Bron­cos had lost their first two games against Bran­don this sea­son and Bow said there was some added mo­ti­va­tion tonight.

“Yeah for sure, es­pe­cially last game when they just beat us up re­ally badly and they were rub­bing it in our face the en­tire game. We knew we had to come out and do the same thing to them in our barn,” said Bow.

Fri­day, the Bron­cos al­lowed three first pe­riod goals and were never able to re­cover in a 6-2 loss to the host Prince Al­bert Raiders.

The Raiders jumped out to an early lead on goals 3:15 apart from Jay­den Hart. He scored on the pow­er­play at the 3:10 mark and then added his 10th of the sea­son at the 6:25 mark of the first pe­riod. Craig Lev­er­ton scored the even­tual game-win­ning goal with 1:27 left in the open­ing pe­riod dur­ing his four- point night.

Head Coach and Gen­eral Man­ager Mark Lamb said it was dis­ap­point­ing to not be able to carry the mo­men­tum into Prince Al­bert.

“We played a pretty good game in Prince Al­bert. Our start, we were flat at the start of the game and you don’t have to be flat for very many shifts, you can be if they don’t score, but if they score and you get be­hind then it is tough.

“The last two pe­ri­ods we did a lot of good things. We had a lot of scor­ing chances but we were just be­hind and couldn’t catch up.”

The Bron­cos got sec­ond-pe­riod goals from Jake DeBrusk and An­dreas Schu­macher, while Reid Gar­diner counted for the Raiders for a 4-2 Raiders’ lead after two pe­ri­ods.

The Raiders sealed the win with empty net goals from Gar­diner and Hart in the third pe­riod.

Bow al­lowed four goals in 33:09 of work to drop to 11-7-0-4 for the Bron­cos. Travis Child came on in re­lief and did not al­low a goal in 25:12 of work. Ry­lan Par­enteau made 44 saves on 46 shots to im­prove to 44-0-0.

The Bron­cos fin­ished one-for-five on the pow­er­play on DeBrusk’s goal, while Hart scored on the pow­er­play for the Raiders on their only man-ad­van­tage of the contest.

Satur­day, a usu­ally stingy Bron­cos team es­caped Saska­toon with an 8-7 over­time win over the Blades.

“I don’t think any­body can ex­plain it but those games hap­pen a few times. I have never quite seen a game like that,” said Lamb.

Gor­don scored 2:56 into over­time in a game that saw the Bron­cos squan­der nu­mer­ous mul­ti­ple-goal leads. They led 3-0 only 10:38 into reg­u­la­tion and held 3-2 and 5-3 pe­riod leads be­fore the Blades scored four third-pe­riod goals to force over­time, in­clud­ing Nikita Sosh­nin’s first goal of the sea­son to tie the game 7-7 with 1:56 left in reg­u­la­tion.

The Bron­cos were led of­fen­sively by a hat trick from de­fense­man Brett Lernout and four-point out­ings from Gawdin and Schu­macher. Schu­macher fin­ished with two goals and two as­sists and Gawdin had a goal and three as­sists.

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