Broncos captain Zack Smith assisted on Manitoba's first and only goal in a 2-1 loss to Syracuse. It was game one of the best-of-seven series.
Smith assisted on a 2nd period goal scored by former WHL foe Juraj Simek who played with the Brandon Wheat Kings last season.
Shaun Heska also assisted on the goal. The former Broncos defenseman was dealt to Everett after a cup of coffee with the Broncos to start the 2003-04 season.
Smih would have suited up against former "AAA" Legionnaires teammate Derek Dorsett who is in his first full season of pro.