Saturday, April 05, 2008

Broncos Take Game One

Entertaining tilt last night at a sold out Credit Union I-plex had the Broncos rallying for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen.

Levi Nelson's 2nd goal of the night midway through the third period put the Broncos up for good.

Calgary had one golden opportunity to tie it in the final minutes on a Brock Nixon breakaway. Pressured from behind, Nixon tried a quick back-hand but Yonkman made the save to preserve the lead.

It was a well-officiated game by the duo of Nathan Wieler and Regan Vetter. Barely any penalties all night as the skill and speed of these two clubs took over.

Cody Eakin was at his best last night...again. This 16 year-old is an impact player every night on the ice. We threw the 2nd star at him just behind Levi who potted a pair in the win.

The guys from Shaw TV asked me who to look out for on the Broncos side. I'm not sure they knew who Cody Eakin was. They do now.


Former Broncos Dean Serdachny and Andy Schneider were in attendance... so was Riders new #1 quarterback Marcus Crandell. All three got a good cheer from the I-plex faithful.

Tonight, Broncos Hall of Famer Todd Holt will be in the rink. He's been e-mailing me for a week now. Safe to say he's super excited for this Broncos team. Holty is going to be our 2nd intermission guest. Another Bronco alumnus, Tim Tisdale will provide the color commentary duties for the 2nd time in the playoffs on our broadcast. Ryan is MC'ing an event in town and has to miss this one.

I better get some prep and pre-game show work donet. I'll have some quotes and other tidbits after the weekend's two game set.


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