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Preview: Broncos host Oil Kings for fourth meeting of the season

Ed Fonger

SWIFT CURRENT, SK – The Swift Current Broncos (9-29-1-3) are looking to end a five-game losing streak as they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings (30-7-6-3) to the Innovation Credit Union iPlex Wednesday night.

The Broncos dropped a 7-2 game on Saturday to the Saskatoon Blades. After falling behind 2-0 after the first period, Cole Nagy pulled the Broncos to within one early in the second period with his fourth of the season.

The Blades responded with two goals in two minutes late in the period before Aiden Bulych scored his 10th of the season 30 seconds later to get the Broncos within two through 40 minutes.

Saskatoon scored a power-play goal just 17 seconds into the third period and would add two more to take the game 7-2.

The Oil Kings were in action Sunday afternoon, hosting the Medicine Hat Tigers to Rogers Place. Down 2-1 late in the second, Riley Sawchuk pulled the game even with 30 seconds left in the period.

Sawchuck then scored twice in the third period, completing the natural hat trick in a 4-2 Oil Kings win.

Beck Warm got the start in net for Edmonton, his fourth since being acquired from the Tri-City Americans. The 20-year-old goaltender is 3-0-0-1 with his new team, posting a .908 save percentage and 2.45 goals against average.

Swift Current will be looking for a better result than the last time they saw Edmonton; the two teams played a double header at Rogers Place before the Christmas break, with the Oil Kings winning 3-1 and 5-1.

The Broncos do have a victory against Edmonton this season as Connor Horning scored in overtime to give the Broncos a 3-2 win on October 2.

Season Series

October 2, 2019 – Broncos 3 vs Oil Kings 2 OT Boxscore

December 11, 2019 – Broncos 1 @ Oil Kings 3 Boxscore

December 13, 2019 – Broncos 1 @ Oil Kings 5 Boxscore

January 22, 2020 – Broncos vs Oil Kings

March 6, 2020 – Broncos @ Oil Kings

Leading Scorers

Swift Current Broncos

Player Goals Assists Games Played
D-Jay Jerome 15 17 45
Jaxan Kaluski 13 7 29
Aiden Bulych 10 6 41

Edmonton Oil Kings

Player Goals Assists Games Played
Riley Sawchuk 19 37 46
Jake Neighbours 15 32 46
Josh Williams 16 25 46

Special Teams

Team Power Play Penalty Kill
Swift Current 12.1 (22nd) 74.0 (21st)
Edmonton 22.2 (6th) 86.3 (3rd)
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