Bron­cos lose four straight on Cen­tral Divi­sion road trip

The Southwest Booster - - OPINION -

The Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos’ road woes con­tin­ued on a trip through the Cen­tral Divi­sion as they lost four games over five days.

Tues­day, the Bron­cos suf­fered their worst lost of the sea­son in an 11-1 set­back against the host Ed­mon­ton Oil Kings dur­ing a morn­ing con­test.

The Oil Kings got goals from eight dif­fer­ent skaters, led by two goals and two as­sists from for­mer Bronco An­drew Fyten.

Bron­cos cap­tain Tan­ner Nagel scored the game’s open­ing goal for the Bron­cos.

Nei­ther Bronco goal­tender had much suc­cess. Starter Isaac Poul­ter al­lowed eight goals over 42:56. Vet­eran Ri­ley Lamb made 12 saves on 15 shots dur­ing a 17:04 stint.

Things didn’t get much bet­ter on Wed­nes­day when the Bron­cos lost 9-3 to the Hit­men.

Car­son Focht led the Hit­men with four goals, fol­lowed by three from for­mer Bronco Kaden Elder in front of 15,084 fans at the Sco­tia­bank Sad­dle­dome.

Carter Chor­ney was in on all three goals with a goal and two as­sists for the Bron­cos. Con­nor Horn­ing and Matthew Culling also scored. Poul­ter took the loss with 23 saves.

Fri­day, the Bron­cos lost their 13th straight game de­spite a spir­ited come­back at­tempt against the Koote­nay Ice.

The Bron­cos fell be­hind 4-1 be­fore scor­ing twice in the third pe­riod to cut the deficit to one goal in a 5-3 loss.

Culling scored for a sec­ond straight game early in the sec­ond pe­riod to tie the game 1-1 for the Bron­cos.

Chor­ney added a third-pe­riod goal for his sec­ond goal in as many games. The Bron­cos quickly added a goal 3:02 later from Eric Houk to close the deficit to 4-3, the clos­est they would get in their fi­nal game in Cran­brook be­fore the fran­chise re­lo­cates to Win­nipeg next sea­son.

Poul­ter took the loss with 43 saves.

Satur­day, the Bron­cos let a late lead slip away, but at least earned one point in a 3-2 over­time loss to the host Medicine Hat Tigers.

Ryan Chy­zowski scored 1:07 into over­time to hand the Bron­cos their 14th con­sec­u­tive loss.

Ethan Reg­nier and Nagel scored in the loss.

The Bron­cos play three games in as many days this week­end, be­gin­ning in Prince Al­bert on Fri­day. They head to Saska­toon on Satur­day to visit the Blades.

The Bron­cos will host the WHL lead­ing Prince Al­bert Raiders on Sun­day as well.

They will play their third last game of the sea­son on Wed­nes­day when they visit the Regina Pats.

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