Thursday, September 20, 2007

Update *** Dressing Room Wall Fodder? / CCC Gets a Name!

Granted it's a big early to start going to that well, but there is no doubt a few nay-sayers out there in the media.

Cory Wolfe of the Saskatoon Star Phoenix thinks the Broncos will take a step backwards this season. Here's a sampling of his latest article:

"The Swift Current Broncos might be the biggest enigma in the division. They haven't scored more than 200 goals in a season since 2003-04 and they'll again be offensively challenged."

Wolfe's East Division prediction:

1. Regina Pats
2. Moose Jaw Warriors
3. Saskatoon Blades
4. Prince Albert Raiders
5. Swift Current Broncos
6. Brandon Wheat Kings

Fellow Star Phoenix sports columnist Doug McConachie holds out even less hope for the Broncos in his predictions.

McConachie's East Division prediction:

1. Regina Pats
2. Saskatoon Blades
3. Moose Jaw Warriors
4. Prince Albert Raiders
5. Brandon Wheat Kings
6. Swift Current Broncos


- Ryan Molle has returned to the team after an extended stay in New Jersey Devils camp. He returned while the Broncos were practicing yesterday afternoon. He's expected to be in the line-up tomorrow night in Moose Jaw.

- Interesting story out of Calgary today regarding Keegan Dansereau. The talented, yet un-motivated forward has been sent home by the Calgary Hitmen for disciplinary reasons. Hitmen G.M. Kelly Kisio appears as if he will trade the 19 year-old forward. At one point, Dansereau and local hockey product Andrew Bailey were heads and tails the best 1st year bantam players in Saskatchewan. Bailey, a former S.C. Kabos Raider now plays a prominent role with the Kootenay Ice. Dansereau was a dominant player for the Saskatoon bantam "AA" Barons.

- No word on who the Warriors plan to start in goal for Friday's season opener. With two 20 year-old goaltenders in Joey Perricone and Kurt Jory time is running out on them to make a decision. It would be un-wise to carry both but so far they've yet to make a move.

- Voice of the Rebels Cam Moon lays out the Central division for us tomorrow night during our broadcast in our 1st intermission. It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same within the division. Mooner will have the breakdown.


The Swift Current Broncos have called a news conference for Tuesday at noon at Houston Pizza where it's expected they will unveil their corporate partner and new name for the Centennial Civic Center.

The deal is said to be worth in the hundreds of thousands of dollars - money which will go back into the Civic Center for future WHL mandated upgrades.

It sounds like a good deal, details will be laid out Tuesday.


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