Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pats 5 Broncos 2

A tired Broncos team couldn't make it three-for-three on the weekend as they fell in Regina 5-2 Sunday night.

Playing their third game in as many nights, fourth in five nights and sixth in nine, it was going to be an uphill fight.

Rod Pedersen broadcast the game 10 feet to my left. He has the recap here.

The Broncos got both their goals from Cody Eakin - both on the powerplay as the team snapped an 0/18 powerplay drought on the road and 0/22 overall.

The Broncos played with five defenseman after Nathan Zimbaluk re-joined the "AAA" Tisdale Trojans. F Michael Hay was inserted as a defenseman but never saw a shift on the back-end.

Eakin's two goals caps a great week for him individually, a week that should garner him some heavy consideration for WHL Player of the Week. He scored six goals to take over the league lead while adding two assists with a +6 rating in four games. The Broncos also won three of the four contests.

We'll see on Monday if he picks up the award, and obviously I'm pulling for him.

The Broncos catch a much needed break and won't play until Friday in Moose Jaw.



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