Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Update / Broncos in Moose Jaw

I had a chance to talk to F Cody Eakin about being named to Team WHL along with Broncos teammate Justin Dowling.

"I'm excited for it, I'm excited to go with Justin Dowling. I think we will have a lot of fun there and hopefully we will do well."

He'll play under the watchful eye of Head Coach Will Desjardins who will also coach Canada's selection at the World Junior Hockey Championships in less than two months.

"I'm going to play hard for him and hopefully he likes what he sees, and maybe it will help out for World Junior camp in December."

Broncos Head Coach and General Manager Mark Lamb says it's good to see the two players rewarded.

"They both have played so well for us this year. Eakin is on a total roll scoring goa
ls but he's even improved defensively, he's doing everything for our team right now. Dowling has come back from pro camp and has just kept it going. I use both players in all situations and they're very deserving of the honour"

As for tonight's game in Moose Jaw, the Broncos will have to piece together a line-up due to injuries and a bit of the flu bug going around this week.

Mark La
mb hopes they can battle hard despite some obstacles.

"It's been a very tough week. The flu bug is going around. We have a few guys injured and right now it's tough to tell the difference whether they're injured or flu'd. We've got a few guys back but we're going to put a team together and go after Moose Jaw. They have been playing very well at home ice as we have. We need to get a win on the road."- Lamb

I'm suspec
ting the flu is going around several WHL rooms at this stage. It's tough to avoid in junior hockey circles with the close proximity of other teammates and physical strain that goes with the game.

It's one of those things that is really tough to avoid.

The Broncos have had Moose Jaw's number seemingly... the best example of this was in their last meeting where the Warriors led 5-1 and 6-3 only to see the Broncos come back and win 7-6 in regulation.

The Broncos have also won the last seven games inside the Moose Jaw Civic Center thanks to some wild endings and overtime/shootouts.

The Warriors are 7-1 on home ice this season and are just coming off a six-game winning streak.

We're on the air tonight at 6:30pm with the pre-game show, 7pm play-by-play on the Eagle 94.1 FM.

Talk to you then........


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