Broncos Shutout Rebels

An outstanding 45-save shutout for Jon Groenheyde would lead the Swift Current Broncos to a 4-0 victory over the Red Deer Rebels at the ENMAX Centrium.

Josh Derko rounded up an un-assisted marker (his eighth of the season) near the seven minute mark of the first period to give the Broncos a 1-0 lead.

Play would remain scoreless from that point on until the midway mark of the second frame when Rebels’ Alex Petrovic would head to the penalty box for Roughing allowing Bronco captain Taylor Vause to capitalize on their first power play opportunity of the evening and up Swift Current’s lead to two.

The final frame would see rookie Dillon Heatherington record his second goal of the season on the Broncos second man advantage of the evening halfway through the third.  Then, Bronco alternate captain Brad Hoban would follow suit for the Broncos and seal the deal with an empty-netter to make it a 4-0 final.

The Broncos were outshot 45-36, but went a perfect 2/2 on the man advantage.

UP NEXT:  The Broncos head to Edmonton, AB as they battle the Oil Kings on Saturday night.  Then, the Broncos welcome the Kootenay Ice on Tuesday, March 6th.


Andy Blanke played his 200th game of his WHL career.

Brad Hoban (1G,2A) had three points on the evening.  This would mark his 12th multi-point game of the season.

Dillon Heatherington (1G,1A) had two points in tonight’s contest.  This would mark his first multi-point game of his WHL career.

Jon Groenheyde made 45-saves for the shutout (the highest amount of saves for a shutout in the WHL this season).  This would mark his second career shutout.

Taylor Vause (1G,4A) is currently on a four-game points streak.

Richard Nedomlel (2G,2A) is currently on a four-game point streak.

Adam Smith (6’3″,184lbs) and Devan Fafard (6′,191lbs) dropped the mitts.  This would mark his fourth fight of the season.


1. S.C J. Derko, (8) , 6:42
2. S.C T. Vause, (35) (B. Hoban, R. Nedomlel), 11:23 (PP)
3. S.C D. Heatherington, (2) (B. Hoban, D. Reum), 14:29 (PP)
3. S.C B. Hoban, (19) (R. Moser, D. Heatherington), 15:50 (EN)


1. S.C – 30 Jon Groenheyde
2. S.C – 24 Richard Nedomlel
3. R.D – 15 John Persson

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