Last night's four-goal third period gave the Bruins a 5-3 comeback win over the Spokane Chiefs to make it official. The Bruins are five points up on the Kelowna Rockets with two games to play in the regular season. That means for the first time in franchise history, the Rockets will not be going to the post-season.
The Bruins have received all and then some from former Bronco Josh Aspenlind (pictured left). Aspenlind has been on the team's top line with Mark Santorelli and Oscar Moller for most of the season. They have produced, helping the team to their 24th win of the season. The 'Wack will meet the Giants in round one in just over a weeks time. You can bet the Bruins will be everyones 2nd favorite team.
Who wants it?
Last night wasn't exactly a banner night in the race for the final playoff spot in the east division. Moose Jaw lost to Saskatoon while Prince Albert gave up a late goal to Regina to lose 2-1 to the Pats. The Saskatoon win combined with the Raiders loss tightens things even further in the race for the playoffs. Prince Albert leads Moose Jaw by a point, with Saskatoon now only two points back for the final playoff spot.
Sounds like the Broncos will not have some of their top players in the line-up this weekend. We'll wait and see who's in and who's out. I'll post a game preview of the Broncos/Warriors match-up later.
Also in an upcoming post, I will pose this question to you: Who is the Broncos MVP this season? It's a great question and there is likely 5 or 6 candidates to choose from.
Have a good day,