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Game 25 vs Seattle Thunderbirds

This will be Seattle’s first visit to Swift Current in 2 years…The Broncos are coming off a 6-5 road loss in Saskatoon on Sunday…It was the Broncos 5th straight loss and 3rd straight by a goal…Keegan Dansereau led the team offensively with 2 goals and an assist…Brad Hoban had a goal and an assist and Eric Doyle has two assists…The other goals were scored by Taylor Vause and Geordie Wudrick Mark Guggenberger took the loss in goal but faced 58 shots…The Broncos gave up 2 power-play goals and 2 short-handed goals against the Blades.

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NUMBERS:  Eric Doyle leads the Broncos in scoring with 24 points, he is tied for the lead for WHL defensemen in scoring…Doyle leads the Broncos with a plus 13 rating…Doyle has a 10 game point streak and points in 15 of his last 16 games…He currently has the third longest point streak in the league…Keegan Dansereau leads the team with 13 goals…Geordie Wudrick has points in three straight games…The Broncos are 9-5 at home and 1-2 against the US division…The Broncos have defeated Portland 6-2 and lost to Tri-City 2-1 and Everett 3-2…The Broncos have not been shutout in a league best 103 straight games…The Broncos are 9-4 when they score first…The Broncos penalty kill is 5th best in the WHL…Mark Guggenberger is 5th in the WHL in save percentage with 919…Travis Yonkman is 6th in the league in goals against average with 2.17…The Broncos have given up the second fewest goals in the Eastern Conference with 53 goals against…The Broncos are 9-1 when leading after two periods, losing their first lead Sunday in Saskatoon…The Broncos have given up 5 short-handed goals and have yet to score one this season…The 58 shots given up by the Broncos Sunday was the highest of any team in the league this season…The 52 saves by Mark Guggenberger in the game is also a league high…The Broncos have given up 5 or more goals in 3 of the last 5 games, all losses.

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 REGULAR SEASON VS. Seattle:  The Broncos have yet to face the Thunder-Birds this season…The Broncos lost their only meeting at Seattle last season.

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MILESTONES:   Keegan Dansereau is 2 assists shy of 100 for his career… Spencer McAvoy is 3 games shy of 200 for his WHL career…Grant Toulmin is 1 game shy of 100 for his career…Justin Dowling is 3 games shy of 100 for his career…Matt Ius is 9 games shy of 100 for his career.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:  The Broncos power-play is 29 for 118, 16.9% (13th) and the penalty kill is 85.6%, giving up 17 goals on 118 tries (5th).

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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… Jordan Peddle, Andrew Hewett and Jan Dalecky are still out with injury.

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UPCOMING GAMES:  The host Regina November 21st and Spokane November 22nd…The Broncos play the next 2 in a row at home.

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

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