Broncos Take Big Win Over Raiders In Gull Lake16-Sep-12
The Swift Current Broncos wrapped up their 2012 pre-season with a giant 8-1 win over the Prince Albert Raiders at the Gull Lake Recreational Complex Saturday night.
Daniel Dale opened the scoring roughly six minutes into play with back-to-back markers to put the Broncos on the board and give them an early two-goal lead. A power play goal by Chance Lund late in the first would extend Swift Current's lead to three as they headed into the middle frame.
Both teams would switch netminders midway through the second period as Steven Myland would replace Landon Bow in net for the duration of play. Seconds later, New Jersey Devils' prospect Graham Black would follow suit for the Broncos adding a power play marker of his own to the mix making it 4-0. A single from Gull Lake,SK product Justin Spagrud would soon follow erupting his hometown crowd into a flurry of cheers.
Shane Danyluk would eventually put the Raiders on the board with a shorthanded marker minutes into the final frame. But, Coda Gordon would restore the Broncos five goal lead soon after with his third of the pre-season. Adam Rossignol would receive a penalty shot around the 16-minute mark of the third period where he would mystify goaltender Cole Holowenko and put the Broncos up by six. And finally to wrap up the evening and the 2012 pre-season, Dale would seal the deal with his hat-trick goal on the power play to make it a 8-1 final.
The Broncos outshot the Raiders 46-32 and went 3 for 8 on the power play.
UP NEXT: The Broncos start their 2012-13 regular season off in Moose Jaw as they battle the Warriors on Friday, September 21st. Then, the Broncos return to the Credit Union iPlex for their home opener on Saturday to wrap up their home-and-home series with the Warriors.
Justin Spagrud recorded his first goal of the 2012 pre-season in front of his hometown crowd at the Gull Lake Recreational Complex.
The contest saw three fights:
Tanner LeSann (6', 158lbs.) and Jonas Knutsen (6', 181lbs.) kicked things off around the midway mark of the second.
Zac Mackay (5'9", 161lbs.) and Joey Santucci (5'11", 185lbs.) dropped the mitts in the dying seconds of the middle frame.
Dakota Odgers (5'11", 187lbs.) and Shayne Gwinner (6'1", 182lbs.) wrapped up the evening with a heated tilt around the 15-minute mark of the third.
The Broncos wrapped up their 2012 pre-season going 5-2 (including their Rookie Game on August 30th) and finished it off riding a four-game win streak.
The Swift Current Broncos Hockey Club would like to thank the community of Gull Lake for organizing our final home game of the pre-season!