B.C. Road Trip Ends with 2-1 Overtime Loss to Giants
The Swift Current Broncos played their fourth game in five nights against the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night to wrap up their season high five-game road trip. Broncos goaltender Taz Burman was solid in backstopping 35 Giants’ shots but the Broncos dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime as Ty Ronning netted the game winner.
Swift Current used the power play to their advantage in the first period as Lane Pederson scored his second power play goal of the year to give the Broncos a 1-0 lead. Tyler Steenbergen completed a fast cross-ice pass to Pederson who beat Giants netminder Ryan Kubic blocker side.
The Giants scored on a power play of their own as Matt Barberis recorded his second goal of the season with three seconds remaining in the opening frame.
Knotted at ones in the second period, the Broncos killed off a pair of Vancouver power plays while Burman stopped all 10 shots he faced to keep the game tied heading into the third period.
Both teams demonstrated strong forechecking and generated scoring chances but the goaltenders were consistent with Burman blocking 12 shots and Kubic making eight saves to force overtime.
On a two-on-one rush in overtime, Giants forward Ty Ronning skated down the right wing and snapped a shot that Burman partially stopped but the puck snuck through and Ronning tucked in his own rebound to put the game away.
Swift Current went 1/3 on the power play while Vancouver finished the night going 1/4 on the man advantage. Shots were 37-29 in favour of the Giants.
The Broncos concluded their B.C. road swing with a 2-2-1-0 record and will now return home to host the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Credit Union i-Plex on Friday, October 28th at 7:00pm CST.