The Broncos scored first on a breakaway. Mike Brown goes upstairs on Regina goaltender Derek Tendler. It doesn’t take Swift Current long to strike again. Andy Blanke drives the net, Jordan Peddle tips in his centering pass, and it is 2 – 0.
Regina comes back to score less than a minute after that. Michal Poletin beats Bronco goalie Chad Ketting to make it 2 – 1.
The Pats tie it up at 2 before the half way point of the frame. Jordan Weal goes in alone, dekes and sticks the back hand under the bar. The Broncos Brown gets another break away and is hooked going in. He gets a penalty shot, elects to shoot, but Tendler makes a pad save to keep the score 2 – 2.
Period two starts with five goals in just over seven minutes. The Broncos get goals from Jordan Evans, Peddle with his second of the game, and Eric Doyle. Regina replies with markers from Tomas Hricina and Andrew Rieder. Add it all up, and the Broncos are up 5 – 4.
Things settle down, until the Pats take back to back penalties. Justin Dowling has a shot go off a defenseman, and in, to make it 6 – 4. Regina gets it back to within one. Poletin feeds Graham Hood in the slot for the quick one timer. The period ends 6 – 5.
The Broncos get the two goal lead back in the third when Dane Muench finds Dillon Wagner alone in the slot. He whips one past Regina’s second goalie, Dawson Guhle. The Pats get back within one on a blast from the high slot from Matt Strueby, its 7 – 6. Regina pulls even when Poletin scores his second of the game with just over two minutes to play. The third period ends with the score tied seven all, and so does overtime. We have a shootout.
Swift Current goalie Alexandre Sirard is the hero stopping 2 of 3 Pat shooters. The Broncos win 8 – 7, after a 2 – 1 win in the shootout.
The Broncos next exhibition action is Friday, September 4th when they host Dave Hunchak and the Moose Jaw Warriors. Game time is 7:30pm at the Credit Union i-plex.
1.SC - Brown ES, 4:20
2.SC – Peddle (Blanke) ES, 6:17
3.REG – Poletin (Hood) ES, 6:53
4.REG – Weal ES, 9:38Shots on Goal: REG12 / SC 9Second Period
5.SC – Evans (Sullivan, Dowling) ES, 3:14
6.SC – Peddle (Hoban) ES, 3:41
7.REG – Hricina (Metz, Czibere) ES, 4:02
8.SC – Doyle (Evans, Wagner) PP, 6:32
9.REG – Rieder (Strueby, Stephenson) ES, 7:05
10.SC – Dowling (Hewett, Molle) PP, 14:43
11.REG – Hood (Poletin, Bell) ES, 17:57
Two Period Totals: REG21 / SC 21
12.SC – Wagner (Muench, Luhning) ES, 5:43
13.REG – Strueby (Stephenson) ES 10:49
14.REG – Poletin (Weal) ES, 17:45
Thrid Period Totals: REG 30/ SC 25
Final Shot Totals: REG 34/ SC 27
REG – Tendler 9/14Guhle 11/ 13
SC – Ketting 15/19 Sirard12/15
Shootout:SC – Hoban Goal, Dowling Goal, Doyle X
REG – Poletin Goal, Weal X, Hricina X