Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pigs Fly! Legionnaires Win!

Hey great job by the Legion of Doom tonight at the Fairview. The "AAA" club ended an 11 game losing skid on the Eagle airwaves as Riley Currie scored in overtime to give the Legionnaires a well deserved 4-3 win. Good job fellas.

Meanwhile Broncos are on the road tomorrow night in Medicine Hat to play the streaking Tigers. They rolled over the entire East division this last week on the road winning big in every game. They wrapped up in Prince Albert with a 5-1 win. Now they host the Broncos having beaten them twice already this season 2-1 and 5-4. It's a battle of division leaders as the Broncos hit the weekend a top the East division. We're on the air beginning at 8pm with the pre-game show, 8:30 play-by-play from the Arena!

Thanks for all the comments on the last post everyone. I really appreciate the feedback, even Switzer chipped in with his two cents. Thanks man.

What's going on in Prince Albert? They asked 20 year old goaltender Jesse Deckert to return after sending him to Salmon Arm of the BC Junior league at the 20 year-old deadline in favour of defenseman Cole Simpson. The two 17 year old 'tenders in PA (David Aime/ Tyler Esau) were/are doing their best dodgeball imitation. The Raiders have been beaten up on lately and coaching/management is putting most of the blame on the two young goalies. Isn't that sad? Prince Albert's a mess. Have fun in the end of March watching playoffs.

Sorry for the delay but I'm still working on that Top 10 Broncos prospect piece. The deeper I get into it the more excited I am for the future of this team. We have some top end prospect waiting to make an impact here. Here's a preview anyways (Ty Gerrans, Darren Tarasoff, Jordan Mistlebacher, Kris Foucalt, Taylor Vause, David Greyeyes, Brad Hoban, James Martin, Cody Eakin, Joel Rogers and Ian Curtis)

Now for my beef of the day . . .

How bad is CTV Regina's coverage of Broncos hockey? The only time our boys get some airtime is if they're in Regina. There better not be a Rider game that weekend either or they're screwed! Last night they had highlights of the Moose Jaw/Portland fiasco (two teams that have lost a combined 8 straight). They had highlights of a Medicine Hat walk over Prince Albert (5-1) but the battle for 1st in the East division between Brandon and the Broncos gets the score flashed quickly on the screen just before the SJHL scores. Brutal! C'mon your the only television sports source for Southern Saskatchewan, cover it all!

Check back for a weekend recap, later, all.

Jon

4 comments:

pat from regina said...

Read what you just wrote. CTV sports from REGINA! If you haven't figured it out yet all the small cities around us are just like suburbs of the Queen City. Yeah there there but soes anybody really notice them. That's why all the teams from out West stay in Regina and commute. I've stayed in Swift and I can't blame them.

Ernie WALDNER (BIG ERN) said...

AWESOME blog, Jon! No kidding about CTV Regina! I don't think the Pats like to trail the Broncos in the East division. REGINA DOES NOT LIKE US!! PERIOD!! But hey! Who do I see two spots under us in the division??? Is that you, Pat's GM Brent Parker?!?!?!?!

Ernie WALDNER (BIG ERN) said...

AWESOME blog, Jon! No kidding about CTV Regina! I don't think the Pats like to trail the Broncos in the East division. REGINA DOES NOT LIKE US!! PERIOD!! But hey! Who do I see two spots under us in the division??? Is that you, Pat's GM Brent Parker?!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree CTV Regina has their heads up their a**es. But you know what? 6 & 3 TV in the 'Hat is running spots claiming to the the news & sports source in SE Alberta & SW Saskatchewan.

I say some of your venom could be reserved, especially since their station (I'm told) is now available for sat. TV subscription in SW Sask.

Good to see you last weekend. Keep up the good work!

-Kim Johnston