- The Swift Current Broncos used the 5-on-3 powerplay to perfection last night scoring twice in a span of 1:20 to come from behind to edge Seattle 3-2.
Back-to-back delay of games calls against the T-Birds put the Broncos up two men. From there, Keegan Dansereau's bottom of the circle one-timers tied the game and then put the Broncos ahead. Dansereau is simply deadly from that spot on the ice. He scored similar goals in Brandon and Saskatoon in the past two weeks from the same angle.
- Hello Hockey Canada....have you surfed onto the blog lately?
Broncos defenseman Eric Doyle added two more assists last night while logging probably 27-30 minutes of ice. His two assists temporarily gave him the most points for a defenseman in the WHL. That is until D Jon Blum in Vancouver single-handily dismantled the Chilliwack Bruins with three goals and one assist in a 4-1 win later in the evening. Blum leads all D in scoring with 27 points, one more than Eric Doyle's 26.
I've been making a push for Doyle to be added to the Team WHL roster for the upcoming ADT Canada Russia/Challenge set for Swift Current and Prince Albert next week.
My lobbying on the blog and on-air caught Broncos Head Coach/GM Dean Chynoweth's attention on our pre-game show:
" Well the last time I looked you didn't have a vote, so you're pushing with an immovable object here Jon.... Hockey Canada has decided this is the last showcase to make sure the right guys are there potentially for the try-out camp at Christmas. They want to make sure they have the best players available to them.
It's unfortunate, but there is a slight chance. Obviously you don't wish an injury upon anybody but if one of those (roster) players does get injured we should have first crack at a forward or defenseman. Eric would definitely be one that would qualify. I think he's had a very good start offensively to his season, he's pretty much done what I thought he would do when we traded for him when he was 17." - Chynoweth
- Dean also talked about being forced out of the building for two weeks for next year's 1st round of playoffs with the 2010 Ford World Women's Curling Championships coming to Swift Current March 20-29th of 2010.
To say he's not happy would be an understatement.
"From my standpoint, I'm extremely disappointed with the lack of communication with the City who is a partner of ours with this renovation that they have made come to fruition. Playoff time is a critical time for our hockey club. I know the league is not happy with it... and neither am I."
Broncos Chairman of the Board of Directors Joe Arling will be our pre-game guest tomorrow night before the Broncos/Pats game. Safe to say his feelings echo those of Chynoweth.