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Game 29 @ Moose Jaw
The season series is tied 1-1 with the Broncos having outscored the Warriors 7-5…The Broncos last action was last Saturday when they hosted the Red Deer Rebels…An entertaining game eventually saw the Rebels break out for 3 goals in the 3rd period en route to a 5-2 victory over the hometown Broncos…The Broncos outshot the Rebels 37-36, however, Martin Hanzal was on fire as he recorded points an all 5 Rebels goals (1G; 4A)…Jeremy Schenderling and Levi Nelson scored for the Broncos…The Broncos power play was once again held off the scoresheet, going 0 for 6 while Red Deer was 2 for 10 with the man advantage.

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NUMBERS: Levi Nelson continues to lead the Broncos in scoring with 5 goals and 14 assists this season to go along with 54 penalty minutes…Nelson’s 5 game winning assists and 11 points in 14 road games this season are also good for the team lead…European forward Daniel Rakos leads the Broncos with 10 goals while Dale Weise, Kyle Bortis, and Georide Wudrick are all tied for 2nd on the team with 7 goals a piece…Dane Crowley has taken over the team lead in penalty minutes with 63 while Daniel Rakos trails him by just 1 penalty minute at 62, all of which have been minor penalties…Brady Leavold leads the Broncos with a +3 rating…Every forward on the Broncos roster has recorded at least 2 goals and 10 penalty minutes this season…Kyle Moir is the Broncos #1 netminder this season and has an 8-11-0-0 record to go along with a .911 save percentage and a 3.05 goals against average…Moir and backup Travis Yonkman have combined for 5 shutouts this season…The Broncos are 9-0-0-0 when leading after 40 minutes of play and are 10-1-0-0 when scoring first.

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SPECIAL TEAMS: The Broncos power play is dead last in the WHL and has struggled all season long…The team has scored 24 times on the power play and are operating at 11.3%…The power play has failed to score in 9 of the teams first 28 games and have not scored 3 or more times in on game this season…Rakos leads the Broncos in power play goals with 5 while defenseman Michael Wilson has a team best 8 power play assists…On the other half of special teams, the Broncos have been very strong all season long…They have one of the top rated penalty kills in the league that is operating at an 84.6% rate…The Broncos have allowed 8 shorthanded goals against this season while they have scored twice while killing a penalty.

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rROSTER: The Broncos reassigned 6’6” defenseman Karl Benke on Wednesday and enter tonight’s action with a 22-man roster that includes 13 forwards, 7 defenseman, and 2 goaltenders…The team has 3 – 20 year old players, 5 – 19 year old players, 7 – 18 year old players, 5 – 17 year old players, and 2 – 16 year old players…By location, the Broncos have 4 Saskatchewan born players, 7 Alberta born players, 6 British Columbia born players, 3 Manitoba born players, and 2 Czech Republic players.

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