Monday, September 03, 2007

Broncos Down Kamloops 3-1

The Broncos won their final game of the Edmonton Oil Kings pre-season tournament with a 3-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers.
Bronco goal scorers included Phil Gervais in the 1st, Christian Magnus in the 2nd and an insurance marker from Derek Claffey in the third.
It was a feisty game with a trio of fights involving Ryan Molle, Grant Toulmin, and Matt Tassone. Sounds like Tassone had a pretty gritty weekend.
Travis Yonkman got the start in goal and played 30 minutes of shutout hockey before Ian Curtis took over. Curtis allowed a goal on a Kamloops powerplay in the third as his only blemish.
Sounds like the coaching staff was pleased with the boys this weekend - saying they played a solid 8 of 9 periods. Only one period against Prince George kept them from a 3-0 weekend. Even though wins and losses aren't the focus for the Broncos right now (player evaluation is) a few wins should help them build some confidence as the regular season approaches.
Christian Magnus had a good tournament and by all accounts lived up to his billing as a 1st round bantam pick from this past summer.
The Broncos return late tonight and have a full week of practice before two exhibition games this upcoming weekend.

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