For the first time since November 27th, 2002, the Swift Current Broncos have won in Spokane.
Mark Friesen made 42 saves as the Broncos held on for a 2-1 win to begin their U.S. road swing. Tayloe Vause's shorthanded goal ar 2:34 of the third period turned out to be the winner as the Broncos temporarily took a 2-0 lead before the Chiefs Brenden Kichton scored on the ensuing PP to cut it to 2-1.
The win also snaps a Chiefs' six game winning streak going back to the 2002/03 season. The Broncos earned a 4-4 draw in Spokane in the 04/05 season.
The Broncos kept the Teddy Bears at bay for 43:27 until the PP goal. The Broncos have a knack for making the fans sweat it out in these situations. Last year they shutout Kamloops and the year before Kootenay during their teddy bear toss promotions.
The loss also snaps a Chiefs six game winning streak and a stretch of points in eight straight games.
Special thanks to Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz for joining me live during the 3rd period teddy bear toss delay.
I'll post pictures and more thoughts tomorrow. Spokane has been a tough place to play for the Broncos over the years on the ice. Off the ice, the Chiefs and the Spokane Arena go above and beyond to take care of the visiting team. It didn't go unnoticed.