Welcome to the weekend... for many it means a couple days off from work, but for WHL teams it means work is just beginning.
The Broncos will play three games in the next three nights as they host the east division leading Saskatoon Blades tonight.
The Blades have won six in a row and by all accounts are the real deal so far this season.
"They are as deep as anyone in the conference, they have a big physical team Physically they will their way to the net. They've got some guys that combine a pretty good skill set with that size and some defenseman that move and shoot the puck very well. It's certainly a complete group," commented Broncos Assistant Coach Tim Kehler.
The Broncos meanwhile have been no slouch posting a 7-1 record on home ice while outshooting their opponents the last four games 156-98 for an average of 39-24.
D Eric Doyle isn't likely to dress for the Broncos tonight after suffering a concussion Wednesday. We will get an update on his status on tonight's broadcast.
This is the first of eight head-to-head meetings. Three of the next six Bronco games will be against the Blades as the teams get familiar with each other in a hurry.
We're on the air at 7pm with the pre-game show on the Eagle 94.1 FM. Face-off at 7:30.
Make the most of your Friday,