Preview: Broncos look for weekend split in Medicine Hat

Ed Fonger

Swift Current, SK – The Swift Current Broncos (1-1-0-0) couldn’t find they offensive touch last night, dropping a 2-0 game at home to the Medicine Hat Tigers (2-1-0-0). Tonight the Broncos travel to the Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat looking to salvage the weekend series.

Friday, the game remained scoreless until the third period when Tyler Preziuso was able to poke the puck over a downed Isaac Poulter 2:34 into the final frame. On the shift before, Poulter came up with two huge saves off a turnover behind the net.

Swift Current had a power-play opportunity a few minutes after the opening goal, but had a difficult time gaining the Tigers line to create any offensive chances. After outshooting the Tigers 13-7 in the second period, Medicine Hat came alive and outshot the Broncos 25-5 in the final 20 minutes.

Any hopes of a third-period comeback were dashed when Bryan Lockner scored on a power play while streaking down the right wing with five minutes remaining in regulation. The Broncos took another penalty shortly after to seal their fate, as Mads Søgaard turned aside all 25 shots he faced to record his fourth career shutout.

The Broncos now take to the road for the first time in the regular season. They play six of their first seven games at home, before a 10-of-11 stretch on the road. The Canalta Centre opened for the 2015-16 season, and the Broncos are 3-3-1-1 all time in the building.

Season Series

September 27, 2018 – Broncos 0 vs Tigers 2 Boxscore

September 28, 2019 – Broncos @ Tigers

December 27, 2019 – Broncos vs Tigers

January 28, 2020 – Broncos @ Tigers

January 31, 2020 – Broncos vs Tigers

March 3, 2020 – Broncos @ Tigers

March 13, 2020 – Broncos vs Tigers

March 14, 2020 – Broncos @ Tigers

Leading Scorers

Swift Current Broncos

Player Goals Assists Games Played
Joona Kiviniemi 1 0 2
Ethan Regnier 1 0 2
Carter Chorney 1 0 2

Medicine Hat Tigers

Player Goals Assists Games Played
Ryan Chyzowski 2 0 3
Bryan Lockner 2 0 3
Cole Sillinger 1 1 3

Special Teams

Team Power Play Penalty Kill
Swift Current 16.7 88.9
Medicine Hat 25.0 100
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