Justin Dowling, Cody Eakin, Mike Brown and Michael Stickland all scored goals for the Broncos in the win. The Broncos outshot the Pats 34-12 in the contest. Morgan Clark played goal for two periods before giving way to rookie call-up Alex Sirard for the third. Sirard was only tested four times as the Pats didn't have a quality chance in the third period. He was the goalie of record and picked up the win as the Broncos broke a 2-2 tie with two third period tallies.
Also on the night, the Kootenay Ice defeated the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-1 meaning the Broncos and the Medicine Hat Tigers will play in the 4 vs 5 playoff bracket. The series will open up at the Credit Union i-plex with game one next Friday night.
Before I go any further I have to say a big THANK YOU to fellow broadcasters James Gallo in Moose Jaw and Rod in Regina. I drove with my colorman in the station vehicle and left the broadcast equipment in my truck!
We were just outside of Moose Jaw when I realized the crucial error. A quick call to James (who was just pulling into Brandon with the Warriors) and he set me up with the Warriors back-up gear. I pulled into our Moose Jaw affiliate station and packed up the gear.
Rod lent us another head-set and a chord which allowed me to transmit my pre-game interviews on the air.
Thanks guys. If there's ever anything you need.....
The Broncos have gone through another season without being shutout in a single game. They have the longest active streak in the WHL going a 151 games without being blanked. The streak stretches back to the last part of the 06/07 season.
Geordie Wudrick ended off the season on a 14 game point streak when he assisted on Cody Eakin's marker late in the 2nd period. Wudrick wasn't credited with an assist initially but definitely played a big role in the set-up.
The win was the 7th in a row over Regina during the regular season. The Broncos end up going a combined 13-1 against their east division rivals from Regina and Moose Jaw this season.
The Broncos will host their awards banquet Monday night at the i-plex auditorium.
Have a great Sunday,