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Preview: Broncos host Hurricanes in final home game before Christmas

Ed Fonger

SWIFT CURRENT, SK – The Swift Current Broncos (6-18-1-2) have one more chance to get a win at home before Christmas as they welcome the Lethbridge Hurricanes (17-9-0-4) to the Innovation Credit Union iPlex Saturday night.

Friday the Broncos found themselves down 3-0 after one period against the Everett Silvertips, a mountain too big to climb.

Jaxan Kaluski scored in the third period, his fourth goal and ninth point in 12 games since joining the Broncos, but the Silvertips answered back a few minutes later to take the win.

The Broncos got better after the first period, but the deficit was too much for them to fight back from.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes hosted the Medicine Hat Tigers Friday night. They have three players on their roster who are vying for spots on their respective World Junior teams, as Dylan Cozens and Calen Addison hope to player for team Canada while Oliver Okuliar will suit up for Team Slovakia.

The Broncos have seen the Hurricanes twice so far this season, once on the road and once at home. In Lethbridge, Matthew Culling scored the lone goal as the Broncos dropped a 4-1 game. On home ice, the Hurricanes scored early in each period, including just 43 seconds into the first, and cruised to a 6-2 win.

Fans are encouraged to wear ugly sweaters for Saturday’s game as prizes will be randomly handed out to those wearing ugly sweaters.

Season Series

November 6, 2019 – Broncos 1 @ Hurricanes 4 Boxscore

November 20, 2019 – Broncos 2 vs Hurricanes 6 Boxscore

December 7, 2019 – Broncos vs Hurricanes

December 28, 2019 – Broncos @ Hurricanes

December 30, 2019 – Broncos vs Hurricanes

January 11, 2020 – Broncos @ Hurricanes

March 18, 2020 – Broncos @ Hurricanes

Leading Scorers

Player Goals Assists Games Played
Ethan Regnier 6 8 23
Sergei Alkhimov 4 6 26
Kasper Puutio 1 9 24

Lethbridge Hurricanes

Player Goals Assists Games Played
Dylan Cozens 19 24 29
Oliver Okuliar 23 18 31
Alex Cotton 8 25 31

Special Teams

Team Power Play Penalty Kill
Swift Current 10.8 (22nd) 72.9 (20th)
Lethbridge 23.3 (5th) 73.6 (19th)

 

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