For the first time this season the Broncos are mired in a three-game losing skid after falling 3-1 to what must have been a tired Saskatoon Blades team.
G Steven Stanford provided outstanding goaltending for the Blades who were playing there third game in as many nights.
Both teams were apparently bitten by the flu bug as well as players on both teams played through it. I think every team right now is fighting it somewhat.
Michael Stickland had the lone Broncos goal. It came on the PP off the rush to cut the lead to 2-1 before the Blades Gaelan Patterson added a goal late for the 3-1 win. Stickland put in a solid game considering this was his first time to the rink in days after coming down with the flu. A question mark in warm-up, Stickland put in a solid effort.
More tomorrow, including the thoughts of Head Coach/GM Mark Lamb on when F Matt Tassone will return to the Broncos line-up.
Also it sounds like D Eric Doyle and D Jordan Evans have a chance at returning back to the lineup Wednesday when the Broncos play in Saskatoon.