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Preview: Broncos finish season against Prince Albert Raiders

Keith Hershmiller

Regina, Sask. – The Swift Current Broncos (6-16-1-0) are down to the final game of the 2020-21 season in the Subway WHL Hub, and aim to end the season on a three-game winning streak when they face the Prince Albert Raiders (8-11-3-1) at 8:00 on Wednesday.

Sunday the Broncos were tied 2-2 with the Moose Jaw Warriors through 40 minutes of play until Cole Nagy broke the tie with his second goal of the game. Nagy’s fifth of the year put Swift Current ahead with 8:31 to play.

The Warriors made a furious push late, but Swift Current held them back before Nagy completed his hat trick into an empty net, sealing a 4-2 win for the Broncos. It was the first time this season the Broncos had won back-to-back games following their 4-2 win over Regina on Thursday.

The Raiders were last in action on Monday when they carried a 3-1 lead into the second intermission against the Winnipeg ICE. Winnipeg scored twice in 1:20 to pull even and Karter Prosofsky’s first WHL goal stood up as the difference as the ICE completed the comeback with the 4-3 win.

The loss was the second in a row for the Raiders, and in both games they held a lead in the third period.

A win for Swift Current would not only end the season on a three-game winning streak, but also split the season series with the Raiders. The Broncos won the first meeting on March 22, but Prince Albert has taken the most recent two.

Watch Wednesday’s game at watch.chl.ca or catch the action on Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 with the pre-game show starting at 7:30.

Season Series

March 22, 2021 – Broncos 5 @ Raiders 2 Boxscore

April 2, 2021 – Broncos 2 vs Raiders 4 Boxscore

April 11, 2021 – Broncos 2 @ Raiders 4 Boxscore

April 25, 2021 – Broncos vs Raiders 8:00

Leading Scorers

Swift Current Broncos

Player Goals Assists Points
Mathew Ward 5 16 21
Michael Farren 9 11 20
Aiden Bulych 6 11 17

Prince Albert Raiders

Player Goals Assists Points
Ozzy Wiesblatt 6 20 26
Reece Vitelli 5 14 19
Justin Nachbaur 8 6 14

Special Teams

Swift Current Broncos

Powerplay Penalty Kill
15.4 (14/91) 66.7 (56/84)

Moose Jaw Warriors

Powerplay Penalty Kill
22.6 (19/84) 73.0 (73/100)
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