I thought I would sleep on it before giving my thoughts on last night's game between the Broncos and Kootenay Ice... so here goes.
For the 8th straight game the Broncos surrendered the first goal and this time it took only 58 seconds to do so. In the end, the Broncos gave up a season high eight goals and lost 8-6 to the streaking Ice.
Sure the Broncos weren't very good in their own zone in the first period as the allowed a season high five goals but I think a save here and there would have went a long way too.
G Morgan Clark was chased after giving up the fourth goal of the period on 11 shots just 11:25 into the opening period. My thoughts? He wasn't prepared to go.
The Broncos couldn't capitalize on a rare off-night from G Todd Mathews in the Kootenay crease. Mathews was eventually relieved in the 3rd period after the Broncos 6th goal on 17 shots.
Kootenay's top line of Kevin King, Dustin Sylvester, and Steele Boomer combined for 12 points. Broncos captain Derek Claffey talked about their big line in our post-game show.
"That's ridiculous, it's embarrassing. They outplayed us plain and simple."
In the end it was the Broncos 3rd straight home ice loss while Kootenay skated to their 13th win in a row.
Offensively Cody Eakin scored in his 5th straight game and now has 34 on the the season. That's one shy of the league lead held by Chilliwack's Ryan Howse. Eakin is also riding a 13 game point-streak.
Matt Tassone had a good game scoring twice and adding an assist.
The Ice are playing a lot different than what we saw earlier in the season. Lets give credit to them, they are a team on a role and are exuding a lot of confidence in their game.
Head Coach Mark Hollick is doing a great job with these guys.