Broncos Take Shootout Victory Over Warriors; Extend Win Streak to Five
The Swift Current Broncos extended their win streak to five games as they took a 4-3 shootout win over the Moose Jaw Warriors at Mosaic Place Tuesday evening.
16-year-old Brayden Point would open the scoring under two minutes into play to give Moose Jaw an early lead.
The Warriors would hold onto their one goal lead until roughly three minutes into the second period when Broncos captain Adam Lowry would notch his 30th of the season to tie the contest up at one. Dillon Heatherington would give Swift Current their first lead of the night around the midway mark of the second period on his third of the season following through off of a feed from Reece Scarlett. Seconds later, Chance Lund would be called for tripping sending the Broncos onto the penalty kill, where Lowry would quickly kill the Warriors momentum tallying a shorthanded marker (and his second of the evening) to put Swift Current up by two. But, Jordan Messier and Sam Fioretti would both score in the dying minutes of the second period to quickly tie the contest up for the second time, making it 3-3 after 40 minutes.
The Broncos would outshoot the Warriors 12-3 in the third period, but neither team would be able score as they headed to overtime.
The extra frame would solve nothing as the game would remain locked at three resulting in a shootout. The Warriors would send out Justin Kirsch, Point and Fioretti, but none would be able to get past netminder Eetu Laurikainen. The Broncos would send Lowry and Graham Black with Black coming out with the much-needed game winner to make it a 4-3 final.
The Broncos outshot the Warriors 38-22, but went 0 for 1 on the man advantage.
UP NEXT: The Broncos travel to Regina to take on the Pats at the Brandt Centre on Saturday, January 19th. Then, the Broncos host the Regina Pats on Friday, January 25th.
Reece Scarlett (2A) and Adam Lowry (2G) had multi-point games.
Lowry extends his point streak (21G, 16A) to 21 games.
Graham Black extends his point streak (2G,3A) to four games.
Chance Lund played his 300th WHL career game.
TONIGHT’S 3 STARS:
1) Graham Black
2) Adam Lowry
3) Brayden Point