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Game 39 vs. Medicine Hat
Broncos goal scorers were Levi Nelson, Paul Postma, Michael Wilson, Jeremy Schenderling (PP) and Dale Weise (EN)…Schenderling led the way thanks to a goal and 2 assists en route to being named the games first star…Matt Robertson scored both goals for the Raiders but it wasn’t enough…The Broncos opened up with an early 3-0 lead and didn’t look back while Travis Yonkman was strong for the club in goal, stopping 24 of 26 Prince Albert shots…The Broncos 40 shots in the game were a season high for the team…The Broncos power play was 1 for 5 on the night while their penalty kill was a perfect 6 for 6…The team is now in sole possession of 2nd place in the East Division and trail only the Brandon Wheat Kings.

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NUMBERS: 18 year old forward Levi Nelson leads the Broncos in scoring after the Christmas break thanks to 8 goals and 21 assists in 38 games played this season…Nelson and rookie Geordie Wudrick are the only two players to appear in all 38 Broncos games this season…Nelson’s 21 assists are good for the team lead while Dale Weise has a team high 12 goals on the season…Jeremy Schenderling is in 2nd place with 10 goals…Brady Leavold leads the way on the Broncos with a +7 rating while Dane Crowley’s 87 penalty minutes are good for the team lead…Levi Nelson also leads the team in game winning assists with 7 while Michael Wilson’s 3 game winning goals are tops on the team…As a team the Broncos are average 28 shots for and 2.7 goals for per game while they are allowing an average of 33 shots against and 3.1 goals against per game…The club is an undefeated 12-0-0-0 when leading after 40 minutes of play and are 14-2-0-1 when scoring the games 1st goal…The Broncos are 8-3-1-1 in 1 goal games in 2006/07 and lead the Western Hockey League with 949 penalty minutes…Every skater on the Broncos roster has recorded at least 18 penalty minutes this season.

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SPECIAL TEAMS: The Broncos power play is currently operating at 13.4% and is ranked 20th in the WHL…The team has scored 36 power play goals on 268 attempts…Jeremy Schenderling leads the roster with 6 power play goals this season while Michael Wilson leads the club with 10 power play assists…On the penalty kill the Broncos sit 9th in the WHL…The teams penalty killing units are operating at an 82.3% success rate …The team has allowed 54 power play goals against this season and have also allowed 9 shorthanded goals against.

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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 is without European forward Daniel Rakos who is away at the World Junior Hockey Championships…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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