Game 30 vs. Brandon
The Broncos defeated the Wheat Kings on November 15th by a 4-2 margin despite being outshot 34-21
Last night in Moose Jaw the Broncos struggled against the Warriors and were handed a 6-2 loss
Riley Holzapfel scored a hat trick for the Warriors, all of which were on the power play
Special teams were once again the story in this game as the Broncos allowed the Warriors to score 5 power play goals in the game, a new season high for Swift Current
The Warriors 6th goal was scored while shorthanded
Matt Tassone and Zack Smith were the Broncos goal scorers while Kyle Moir was in net for all 6 goals
The Broncos have now been outscored 11-4 in their last 2 games.
NUMBERS: Levi Nelson continues to lead the Broncos in scoring with 5 goals and 14 assists this season to go along with 56 penalty minutes
Nelson’s 5 game winning assists and 11 points in 15 road games this season are also good for the team lead
European forward Daniel Rakos leads the Broncos with 9 goals while Dale Weise, Kyle Bortis, and Georide Wudrick are all tied for 2nd on the team with 7 goals a piece
Dane Crowley has taken over the team lead in penalty minutes with 65
Brady Leavold leads the Broncos with a +4 rating
Every forward on the Broncos roster has recorded at least 2 goals and 10 penalty minutes this season
Kyle Moir is the Broncos #1 netminder this season and has an 8-12-0-0 record to go along with a .906 save percentage and a 3.21 goals against average
Moir and backup Travis Yonkman have combined for 5 shutouts this season
The Broncos are 9-0-0-0 when leading after 40 minutes of play and are 10-1-0-0 when scoring first
The team has now recorded 37 shots for in back to back games.
SPECIAL TEAMS: The Broncos power play is dead last in the WHL and has struggled all season long
The team has scored 24 times on the power play and are operating at 11.1%
The power play has failed to score in 10 of the teams first 29 games and have not scored 3 or more times in one game this season
Rakos leads the Broncos in power play goals with 5 while defenseman Michael Wilson has a team best 8 power play assists
On the other half of special teams, the Broncos have been very strong all season long despite their struggles last night in Moose Jaw
They have one of the top rated penalty kills in the league that is operating at an 83.1% rate
The Broncos have allowed 9 shorthanded goals against this season while they have scored twice while killing a penalty.
rROSTER: The Broncos reassigned 6’6 defenseman Karl Benke on Wednesday and enter tonight’s action with a 22-man roster that includes 13 forwards, 7 defenseman, and 2 goaltenders
The team has 3 20 year old players, 5 19 year old players, 7 18 year old players, 5 17 year old players, and 2 16 year old players
By location, the Broncos have 4 Saskatchewan born players, 7 Alberta born players, 6 British Columbia born players, 3 Manitoba born players, and 2 Czech Republic players.