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Game 35 vs. Lethbridge
The teams last action was on Saturday night when they were in Brandon to take on the Wheaties…A goaltending duo between Kyle Moir and Tyler Plante led to a scoreless tie after 40 minutes of play…Eventually it would be Wheat Kings forward Juraj Simek that recorded the games first goal at the 12:07 mark of the 3rd period while Brandon was on the power play…The Broncos, still down by a goal late in the game, had the goalie pulled for the extra attacker and would eventually receive their first goal of the game with just 7 seconds remaining thanks to Jeremy Schenderling’s 9th goal of the season…Early in overtime the game was settled as Dane Crowley stepped into a slapshot that sailed past Plante to give the Broncos a 2-1 overtime victory…Moir stopped 27 of Brandon’s 28 shots while Plante made 29 saves on 31 Broncos shots…The Broncos penalty kill finished the night 7 for 8 while their power play, which received a season low 3 opportunities in the game, failed to score.

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NUMBERS: Levi Nelson leads the Broncos scoring race by 5 points with 7 goals and 17 helpers in 34 games played…Daniel Rakos and Kyle Bortis are both tied for 2nd with 19 points each…Rakos, who is currently with the Czech Republic U-20 team for the World Junior Hockey Championships, leads the Broncos with 10 goals while Nelson’s 17 assists are also good for the team lead…Nelson and Broncos 16 year old forward Geordie Wudrick are the only 2 players to have played in all 34 games this season…The Broncos are the only team in the WHL to have 3 players above the 70 penalty minute plateau…Dane Crowley leads the team with 79 while Daniel Rakos (76) and Brady Leavold (74) are 2nd and 3rd respectively…Leavold is currently leading the Broncos with a +7 rating while Dale Weise is a team worst –9…The Broncos have 10 players who have recorded 10 or more points thus far into the season…As a team the Broncos are average 28 shots for per game while they are allowing 33 shots against…The Broncos are scoring 2.5 goals per game on average while they are allowing 3.1 goals against…The club is a perfect 11-0-0-0 when leading after 40 minutes of play and are an impressive 12-1-0-0 when scoring the games first goal…The team continues to lead the league with 870 penalty minutes, 69 more than the Red Deer Rebels who are 2nd with 801. 

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SPECIAL TEAMS: The Broncos power play is currently operating at just 12.5% and is ranked 19th in the WHL…The team has scored 31 power play goals on 248 attempts…Daniel Rakos leads the Broncos with 5 power play goals while Michael Wilson’s 8 power play assists are also good for the team lead…On the penalty kill, the Broncos have continued their strong efforts from 2005/06 and are currently ranked 5th in the WHL with an 82.8% efficiency rating.

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rROSTER: The Broncos 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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