Sunday, March 16, 2008

Speaking of Goals....

The Swift Current Broncos removed their fingerprints from one of the most dubious distinctions in the CHL.

The Portland Winterhawks pulled off a 3-2 upset of the Spokane Chiefs tonight to cap their season on a winning note. Unfortunately for the Hawks, the three goals was not enough to surpass the Broncos season goal total of 135 back in the 2004/05 season. The Hawks set the new benchmark with a 132 this season.

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Speaking of goals, the Broncos will close off the year leading the WHL in the amount of 20+ goal scorers with seven in total. Matt Tassone fell one shy at 19 or it could have been eight. It's quite the feat considering the Broncos had only one player in the club last year, Jeremy Schenderling.

All seven players are forwards... Dale Wiese, Erik Felde, Keegan Dansereau, Levi Nelson, Geordie Wudrick, Zack Smith and David Stieler.

Brandon finished the year with six players with 20 plus goals, Kootenay had five, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary had four, Moose Jaw had three, Regina two. One of Regina's 20 goal scorers was Logan Pyett - the only defenseman in the East to reach that mark.

1 comment:

Switzer said...

The 2004-05 Broncos where a better team that didn't deserve that crappy record.

-Since then the WHL has changed the rules to encourage offence

-The Broncos still won 22 games that year.

-At that time...had the WHL adopted playoff seeding by conference and not division, Swift would've made the playoffs.