Friday, January 01, 2010

Broncos 3 Medicine Hat 2

It turned out to be well worth the wait for the Broncos who squeaked out a 3-2 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers.

The game was delayed two hours and 15 minutes because of white-out conditions forcing the Medicine Hat Tigers to pull over on the side of the road near Maple Creek, SK on their way to Swift Current.

After being roadside for nearly two hours, conditions cleared up enough for the Tigers to continue their journey.

Once they arrived at 3:35pm for the 2:30pm game, the puck was dropped a league mandated hour later.

For the 2nd straight game, Brad Hoban scored the winning goal late in the third period. Hoban's shot from the top of the right circle deflected home to give the Broncos a 3-2 lead with 5:16 to play.

G Mark Friesen again backstopped the Broncos to victory making 32 saves. He got some help from his posts and crossbars late in the game to preserve the win.

Micheal Stickland and Jordan Peddle's first of the season were the other Bronco goal scorers.

It marks the first time the Broncos have won four in a row all season as they leap-frog into 6th place in the Eastern Conference.

The Broncos head into Medicine Hat tomorrow night to conclude the home-and-home set.


Anonymous said...

I've heard from numerous people that Ortio could very well be coming to Swift Current after the world junior tournament. Any truth to that?

Jon Keen said...

Not unless the flight from Saskatoon to Helsinki has a layover in Swift Current...don't expect it.