Coda Gordon is six goals shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career and three points shy of the 100 mark of his WHL career.
Jay Merkley is two points shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Colby Cave is seven points shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Reece Scarlett is one game shy of the 250 mark of his WHL career.
Chance Lund is two games shy of the 300 mark of his WHL career.
Brycen Martin is four games shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Tanner LeSann is seven games shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Adam Lowry’s 21-game point streak (21G, 16A) came to an end last Friday night at the Brandt Centre.
Reece Scarlett (4A) is currently on a three-game point streak.
AT HOME: The Broncos are currently 13-8-2-1 at home this season.
REGULAR SEASON VS REGINA: This will be the fifth of eight meetings between the Broncos (23-20-3-2) and Regina Pats (18-26-2-2) this season. The Broncos currently hold a 3-0-1-0 record against the Pats this season and a 1-0-1-0 record when playing them at the Credit Union iPlex.
SEASON SERIES STATS:
SHOTS: 116 SC 104 REG
POWER PLAY: 5/18 = 28% SC 2/18 = 11% REG
BRONCOS LEADING SCORERS:
Graham Black (2G,2A) 4 PTS
Ryon Moser (1G,2A) 3 PTS
Reece Scarlett (3A) 3 PTS
Adam Lowry (3A) 3 PTS
VS EAST DIVISION: The Broncos currently hold a 14-3-3-2 record against East Division opponents this season.
ROSTER: The Broncos roster currently consists of 24 players. The team has 3 – 20 year old players, 7 – 19 year old players, 4 – 18 year old players, 9 – 17 year old players and 1- 16 year old player. Geographically, 13 Broncos are from Alberta, 7 are from Saskatchewan, 2 are from Manitoba, 1 is from the Czech Republic and 1 is from Finland. There are 9 rookies and 15 veterans on the roster.
MIDTERM RANKINGS: Dillon Heatherington, Jay Merkley, Colby Cave and Eetu Laurikainen were listed on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings. Heatherington is currently ranked 44th amongst North American skaters. Merkley made his debut on NHL Central Scouting’s lists sitting 111th, while Cave is not far behind at 140th. Laurikainen is listed 20th amongst North American goalies.
HUSKY WHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Bronco captain Adam Lowry was named Husky WHL Player of the Month for December. He collected 21 points (13G,8A) in 11 games played, and also currently holds the longest goal scoring streak in the WHL at eight games (13G) and point streak at 16 games (15G,13A).
WORLD JUNIORS: Finnish netminder, Eetu Laurikainen, represented Finland at the World Juniors, where they finished the highly-touted international tournament in 7th place. In 32 games played with the Broncos this season he has posted a .916 save percentage, 2.55GAA and 13-15-2-2 record.
WORLD U-17 CHALLENGE: Rookie defenceman Brycen Martin posted nine points (2G,7A) in five games played with Team Pacific. Team Pacific wrapped up the tournament defeating Ontario 7-6 to place fifth in the standings.
DRAFTED BRONCOS: The Broncos currently have five drafted players on the roster:
Graham Black – 5th round (135th overall) – New Jersey Devils – 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Coda Gordon – 6th round (165th overall) – Calgary Flames – 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Adam Lowry – 3rd round (67th overall) – Winnipeg Jets – 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Reece Scarlett – 6th round (159th overall) – New Jersey Devils – 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Richard Nedomlel – 6th round (175th overall) – Detroit Red Wings – 2011 NHL Entry Draft.