Sunday, October 07, 2007

Wilson on a Tear, Broncos Win Again

The Swift Current Broncos were led by Mike Wilson's goal and two assists as they blew out the Prince George Cougars 6-1 at the C.N. Center.

Don't look now but Wilson is at the top or near the top of several WHL statistical categories.

He leads the WHL in defenseman scoring with 12 points. He's 2nd only to Tri-Cities Kruse Reddick in overall scoring. He leads the WHL in assists with 11 and leads the WHL in plus/minus with a +9 rating. He also has at least a point in all seven games this season. The longest scoring streak by a Bronco in a few seasons.

All this from Mike Wilson who is showing no signs of letting up. He should get serious consideration for WHL Player of the Week. He has my vote.

All this is secondary of course to the Broncos 4th win in their last five games as they routed the Cougars in Prince George. Six different goal scorers in the game included Dale Wiese, Zack Smith, Mike Wilson, Jan Dalecky, Keegan Dansereau and Mike Brown's first ever in the WHL.

Mike Brown played a great a game. He was physical, he scored, he fought.... it was the best game from a Bronco rookie yet.

Erik Felde added three more assists. He has six points in four games with this club. His acquisition is looking good so far.

Lost in all this scoring was Ian Curtis in goal making 20 saves in his first WHL start to record the victory. I've been a big Ian Curtis fan since he was 15 and I've waited a long time for this (so has he). He was solid.

The Broncos are now 5-2 with one more game to go wrapping up eight straight on the road to begin the season. They conclude the stretch Monday afternoon in Edmonton against the expansion Oil Kings. A win in Edmonton would cap a great start to the season for this club coming back to home ice for five games in a row.

Safe to say the guys are all feeling pretty good. There is a good atmosphere around this team right now and winning is breeding confidence amongst this group.

Get your tickets.....


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