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Game 22 vs Calgary Hitmen

The Broncos are coming off a 5-1 loss on the road in Regina…Keegan Dansereau had the lone Bronco goal from Derek Claffey and Cody Eakin…It was the Broncos largest defeat of the season…The managed a season low 17 shots on goal…Travis Yonkman took the loss in net, his first defeat of the season…The Broncos have lost 2 in a row after winning 5 straight games.

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NUMBERS:  Keegan Dansereau and Eric Doyle lead the Broncos in scoring with 19 points…The Broncos are 9-3 at home and 4-2 against the Central Division…Eric Doyle is 3rd in the WHL for top scoring defensemen with 19 points…He has points in 11 of his last 13 games…Doyle leads the team with a +14 rating, good for 9th best in the WHL…Cody Eakin has 5 goals in 3 games since returning from injury…The Broncos are outshooting their opponents by an average of 32-29…The Broncos are 6-1 in one goal games…The Broncos have not been shutout in a league best 100 straight games…The Broncos are 9-1 when they score first…The Broncos have only given up three power-play goal against in the last 9 games…The opposition is 3 for 50 over that stretch…The Broncos penalty kill is 4th best in the WHL…Mark Guggenberger is 4th in the WHL in save percentage and 9th best in goals against average…Travis Yonkman is 7th in goals against average and 8th in save percentage…The Broncos have given up the second fewest goals in the Eastern Conference with 51 goals against…The Broncos are 9-0 when leading after two periods.

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REGULAR SEASON VS. CALGARY:  The Broncos have yet to face the Hitmen this season…The Broncos were knocked out of the playoffs last year by Calgary in 6 games…Calgary won last year’s season series 3-1, outscoring the Broncos 15-9.

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MILESTONES:  Eric Doyle is 2 games shy of 200 for his career… Keegan Dansereau is 3 assists shy of 100 for his career… Spencer McAvoy is 6 games shy of 200 for his WHL career…Grant Toulmin is 5 games shy of 100 for his career…Justin Dowling is 6 games shy of 100 for his career.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:  The Broncos power-play is 18 for 103, 17.5% and the penalty kill is 86.5%, giving up 14 goals on 104 tries.

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DID YOU KNOW?  Broncos Head Coach and General Manager Dean Chynoweth will be back on the bench after attending his father Ed’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday in Toronto…He missed Sunday’s game against Regina.

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ROSTERThe Broncos roster currently consists of 25 players…The team has 4 – 20 year old players, 6 – 19 year old players, 6 – 18 year old players, 7 – 17 year old players, and 2 – 16 year old players… The Broncos have acquired 18 year old forward Matt Ius from Everett in exchange for a 5th round bantam pick…He played his first game Sunday night against the Pats…The Broncos have re-assigned forward Oliver Jokel back to his junior club in Slovakia.

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UPCOMING GAMES:  The Broncos host two Washington teams in the next two games as Everett is in town November 14th and Seattle visits November 19th.

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DRAFTED BRONCOS:  Ryan Molle (New Jersey ‘07)…Matt Tassone (Dallas ’08)…Geordie Wudrick (LA ’08).                                                                                           
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