Sunday, December 06, 2009

Weekend Recap / Novotny Headed to WJ's

After a 3-1 win over Moose Jaw Friday night, the Broncos served up a bit of home-ice dud Saturday against the visiting Prince Albert Raiders.

Dillon Wagner's goal just 1:28 into the game brought down the rain of teddy bears for the annual Teddy Bear Toss Night, but the Broncos lost every bit of momentum after that.

It took 18 home games until the Broncos had "one of these nights". It wasn't pretty. Perhaps four games in five nights played a role. The team didn't have their legs and failed to make simple plays most of the night.

Bronco fans have been entertained as a whole this season at the Credit Union i-plex. The Broncos still sit an impressive 14-4 at home this season.

My contribution. Here's "Baxter", his stay in the radio booth was short-lived thanks to Dillon Wagner's goal 1:28 into the period.

Three half-ton trucks collected the bears. Great job by all the volunteers who helped with the clean-up.

The Broncos will play their final home game of the first half of the season tomorrow night by hosting the Kelowna Rockets. A lot of story lines heading into this game. I'll preview it later.

It'll be a busy week as the team prepares for to leave for their U.S. swing. That means I'll be making a ton of phone calls out west to get my pre-game shows together for the next week and a half. So if you're a U.S. division General Manager and you're reading this, expect a phone call at some point over the next day or so.

The Broncos begin their U.S. trip in Spokane Saturday night. The Chiefs will be hosting their annual Teddy Bear Toss Night.

Here's what it looked like the last time the Broncos were in Spokane back in '07


Broncos Press Release:

Swift Current Broncos forward Stepan Novotny has been named to the Czech World Junior team.

Novotny, from Prague, will compete in his second World Junior tournament after recording 1 assist in 5 games last year in Ottawa. The 19 year old forward will accompany the Broncos for the start of their U.S. Division trip but will depart after the Broncos play in Everett on December 16th for the Czech training camp in Regina.

Novotny becomes the first Bronco named to the Czech World Junior team since Daniel Rakos made the 2006 Czech team.

The Broncos will be missing Cody Eakin for at least the start of the U.S. trip as he will attend Team Canada’s orientation camp in Regina which starts on December 12th.


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