GAME DAY: Broncos at Brandon Wheat Kings

Feb 27, 2013 - 02:45 GMT

RECORD:29-27-3-4

TEAM LEADERS: 

GOALS Adam Lowry 40
ASSISTS Adam Lowry 39
POINTS Adam Lowry

79

PIM Tanner LeSann
107
PLUS/MINUS Dillon Heatherington
+17

 

MILESTONES: 

Coda Gordon is five goals shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.

Reece Scarlett reached and surpassed the 100 assist mark of his WHL career Sunday night.

Ryon Moser is three points shy of the 100 mark of his WHL career and four games shy of the 250 mark of his WHL career.

Graham Black is three points shy of the 100 mark of his WHL career.

Adam Lowry is five points shy of the 200 mark of his WHL career.

Bobby Zinkan is six games shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.


ON THE ROAD: The Broncos are currently 11-16-1-2 on the road this season. 


REGULAR SEASON VS BRANDON:  This will be the seventh of eight meetings between the Broncos (29-27-3-4) and Brandon Wheat Kings (21-37-3-2) this season.  The Broncos currently hold a 5-0-0-1 record against the Wheat Kings this season and a 2-0-0-0 record when playing them at Westman Place.         

                                SEASON SERIES STATS:

                                SHOTS: 218 SC    147 BDN                

                                POWER PLAY: 8/23 = 35% SC    3/25 = 12% BDN

               

                                BRONCOS LEADING SCORERS:

                                Graham Black       6G,5A     11PTS

                                Ryon Moser           5G,5A     10PTS

                                Levi Bews               6G,3A     9PTS

 

VS EAST DIVISION:  The Broncos currently hold an 18-7-3-3 record against East Division opponents this season.


ROSTER: The Broncos roster currently consists of 24 players. The team has 3 – 20 year old players, 7 – 19 year old players, 4 – 18 year old players, 9 – 17 year old players and 1- 16 year old player.  Geographically, 13 Broncos are from Alberta, 7 are from Saskatchewan, 2 are from Manitoba, 1 is from the Czech Republic and 1 is from Finland. There are 9 rookies and 15 veterans on the roster.


MIDTERM RANKINGS:  Dillon Heatherington, Jay Merkley, Colby Cave and Eetu Laurikainen were listed on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings.  Heatherington is currently ranked 44th amongst North American skaters.  Merkley made his debut on NHL Central Scouting’s lists sitting 111th, while Cave is not far behind at 140th.  Laurikainen is listed 20th amongst North American goalies.


DRAFTED BRONCOS:  The Broncos currently have five drafted players on the roster:

Graham Black - 5th round (135th overall) - New Jersey Devils - 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Coda Gordon - 6th round (165th overall) - Calgary Flames - 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Adam Lowry - 3rd round (67th overall) - Winnipeg Jets - 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Reece Scarlett - 6th round (159th overall) - New Jersey Devils - 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Richard Nedomlel - 6th round (175th overall) - Detroit Red Wings - 2011 NHL Entry Draft.


UP NEXT:  The Broncos travel to Calgary, AB to take on the Hitmen on Friday, March 1st.  Then, the Broncos visit the Red Deer Rebels at the ENMAX Centrium on Saturday, March 2nd.