The Broncos playoff opponent is really no closer to solving today than it was heading into last night's game in Moose Jaw.
The Broncos 4-3 regulation win over the Warriors did assure the Broncos and least 7th place in the Eastern Conference and a win tonight or a Brandon regulation loss to Regina would give the Broncos 6th overall. That's as high as they can go.
As to who they may match-up with in the first round, as was the case last night, the Broncos still have five potential playoff opponents including Calgary, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Kootenay.
Calgary needs only one point in their last two games to secure first place overall and a date with Moose Jaw in the 1 vs 8 playoff match-up.
A Regina win tonight and two Calgary regulation losses would push the Pats into the #1 seed overall. Kootenay and Lethbridge can finish anywhere from 1st to 5th overall while Medicine Hat - currently in 3rd spot can only finish from 3rd to 5th because they only have one game remaining.
Clear as mud right? There will be more clarity after tonight's 11 games but the Broncos playoff opponent will not be known more than likely until after Sunday's six games.
You can check the standings for yourself:
Of the 16 teams in the playoffs only one match-up is set in stone. Vancouver will play Chilliwack in the #2 vs #7 slot in the Western Conference.
The Broncos and Warriors wrap up the season against each other tonight at the Credit Union I-plex. Grand opening events begin early this afternoon and a sell out crowd of 2800+ is expected. Wow. Face-off at 7:30pm, action on the Eagle 94.1 FM begins at 7pm.
See you tonight.....