The 2004/05 season for the Broncos was one of their toughest ever in the stats department. Missing the playoffs that year for the first time in 31 seasons was the lowlight for the team that struggled to score goals. In fact the Broncos scored only 135 goals that season, the lowest total ever in the CHL.
But hold the phone. The Broncos name could be erased off that dubious distinction if the Portland Winterhawks continue their woes. They've scored 92 goals in 47 games or 1.95 goals/game. In comparison, the Broncos averaged 1.87 goals a game that season. The Winterhawks are on pace for 141 goals. At that rate they actually would finish 3rd in the category - just one goal ahead of the 2003-04 Saskatoon Blades who lit the lamp 140 times.
Somehow the Broncos still managed 22 wins and 53 points in 04/05 and would have made the playoffs had the cross-over rule or the conference seedings been in effect. (Regina 34 pts, Moose Jaw 39pts).
Just a quick Monday morning tidbit...