BRONCOS DEFEAT TIGERS 6-2
The Swift Current Broncos defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers 6-2 at the Credit Union i-Plex Friday night to extend their home ice winning streak to 10 games.
The Broncos scored 6 goals before the Tigers were able to solve Broncos’ netminder Stuart Skinner to get on the scoreboard.
Affiliate goaltender Kaedan Lane played his first career minutes in the WHL turning aside all 19 shots he faced after relieving Michael Bullion at the 12:24 minute mark of the second period.
Midway through the first frame, Tyler Steenberger beat Bullion to open the scoring for the Broncos.
Giorgio Estephan doubled the lead for the home team before Beck Malenstyn and Glenn Gawdin scored power play goals to give the Broncos a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.
In the last half of the middle frame, Matteo Gennaro and Malenstyn scored to extend the home team’s lead to 6-0.
After the Broncos’ sixth goal, Bullion left the net to make way for Lane.
Early in the final frame, Daniel Baker made a great defensive play to stop Aleksi Heponiemi’s breakaway chance.
A minute later, with a burst of speed, Ryan Jevne flew up the right wing and walked into the Broncos’ end to beat Skinner top shelf. Ryan Chyzowski assisted on the play.
In the dying minutes of the game, on a play that started from Dalton Gally, Henry Rybinski redirected a shot from Josh Williams to cut the Broncos’ lead to 4.
Bullion made 9 saves on 15 shots before leaving the game. Skinner stopped 37 of the Tabbies’ 39 shots.
The Orange and Black are now 28-24-7-0 and will host the Broncos tomorrow night at the Canalta Centre for the second game of this home and home series.