SWIFT CURRENT, SK – The Swift Current Broncos (4-11-1-2) matched their season high in goals as they scored six unanswered goals in a 7-3 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors (9-8-1-0) Saturday night.
Despite the Broncos carrying the play in the opening minutes, the Warriors got the game’s first goal. Ryder Korczak had the puck at the right point and took a few strides in before sliding it to the slot for Owen Hardy who shovelled it past Isaac Poulter 6:08 into the game.
Swift Current answered back before the period was up as Sergei Alkhimov redirected a hard centring pass from Hayden Ostir with 2:11 remaining to tie the game heading into the second.
The second period didn’t start off great for the Broncos as Moose Jaw scored two quick goals. After Brayden Tracey scored 3:38 into the period, Korczak connected on a power-play goal 1:42 later to push the Warriors lead to 3-1.
Jaxan Kaluski answered quickly after stealing the puck in the Warriors zone and beating Jackson Berry on the glove side for his first as a Bronco 7:31 into the period.
In the final minutes of the period, the Broncos offence came to life. First was Brecon Wood who was the recipient of a bounce off a leg as the puck came to the slot and Wood fired it past Berry to tie the game with 4:06 left in the period.
Less than two minutes later, Alkhimov slid the puck to Regnier near the left wing goal line and the Broncos captain beat Berry on the glove side for his fourth of the season.
Fifty seconds later, a goal-mouth scramble resulted in Matthew Culling banging home the loose puck for his third of the season to give the Broncos a 5-3 lead heading into the third period.
Aiden Bulych added to the lead 4:28 into the third when he knocked his own rebound out of mid air and past Adam Evanoff who took over to start the third period.
The Broncos had a five-minute power play after Tracey was called for a blow to the head major against Sam McGinley, but couldn’t score on the lengthy man advantage.
Kaluski hit the empty net with 27 seconds remaining to cap off a four-point night and first star honours.
The Broncos are back in action Tuesday as they head to Regina for the makeup game that was cancelled last Friday, before returning home to host Lethbridge for Energy Sector Appreciation Night on Wednesday.