MENU

Boston Pizza Recap: Broncos drop overtime heartbreaker to Rockets

Watch more on Broncos TV >

KELOWNA, BC  – The Swift Current Broncos (2-5-1-1) were neck and neck with the Kelowna Rockets (6-3-1-0) Wednesday night, but Nolan Foote’s overtime winner handed the Broncos their fifth straight loss.

Ben King, playing near his hometown of Vernon, opened the scoring 7:49 into the game when he redirected a slap shot from Kasper Puutio past Cole Schewebius.

The Broncos held that 1-0 lead after 20 minutes after killing off some late penalty time in the first.

Kelowna would pull even in the second. After Alex Moar swept the puck off the goal line, and then made a kick save seconds later to deny another goal, the puck came to the side of the net where Foote was able to fire it into the cage to tie the game.

Three minutes later, and on the power play, Pavel Novak wired a wrist shot from the right circle over the shoulder of Isaac Poulter to give the Rockets a 2-1 lead heading into the third.

Brecon Wood pulled the Broncos even early in the third, beating Schwebius over the glove from the left circle off the rush.

The Rockets controlled the majority of the play in the third, peppering Poulter who was equal to every task. He finished with 33 saves.

In overtime the Broncos had control of the puck for the first 50 seconds or so before Kelowna got it in their own end. After a line change, Foote had the puck near the left point before skating towards the net.

Foote then leaned into a wrist shot and beat Poulter on the glove side for his second of the game to hand the Broncos the loss.

Swift Current continues their road swing through the BC Division with a game in Victoira against the Royals (2-4-1-0) Friday night.

More News
Prospect Profile: Kalen Reynolds
4 days ago
14:51
Broncos add forward and defenceman in CHL Import Draft
2 weeks ago
Broncos acquire draft pick from Victoria
2 weeks ago
Broncos release Sergei Alkhimov and Matej Toman, will make two selections in CHL Import Draft
2 weeks ago
Four Broncos prospects invited to Virtual Team Canadian National U17 Development Camp
3 weeks ago
WHL announces 2020-21 Return To Play protocol, new streaming service
4 weeks ago