GAME DAY: Broncos vs. Kootenay IceFeb 17, 2013 - 20:03 CST
Coda Gordon is five goals shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Reece Scarlett is two assists shy of the 100 mark of his WHL career.
Colby Cave is one point shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Ryon Moser is five points shy of the 100 mark of his WHL career.
Graham Black is five points shy of the 100 mark of his WHL career.
Dalton Reum is one game shy of the 200 mark of his WHL career.
Brett Lernout is two games shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Richard Nedomlel is three games shy of the 200 mark of his WHL career.
Eetu Laurikainen is three games shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Bobby Zinkan is seven games shy of the 50 mark of his WHL career.
Ryon Moser is eight games shy of the 250 mark of his WHL career.
AT HOME: The Broncos are currently 17-10-2-1 at home this season.
REGULAR SEASON VS KOOTENAY: This will be the fourth and final meeting between the Broncos (28-25-3-3) and Kootenay Ice (28-29-2-0) this season. The Broncos currently hold a 2-1-0-0 record against the Ice this season and a 1-0-0-0 record when playing them at the Credit Union iPlex.
SEASON SERIES STATS:
SHOTS: 106 SC 81 KTN
POWER PLAY: 4/10 = 40% SC 2/11 = 18% KTN
BRONCOS LEADING SCORERS:
Adam Lowry 3G,2A 5PTS
Coda Gordon 4A 4PTS
Richard Nedomlel 3A 3PTS
VS CENTRAL DIVISION: The Broncos currently hold a 8-11-0-0 record against Central 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.
“EETTUUUUU”: Eetu Laurikainen recorded his first shutout of his WHL career on Saturday, February 9th against the visiting Prince Albert Raiders stopping all 35 shots he faced.
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 welcome the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday, February 22nd. Then, the Broncos wrap up their home-and-home series with the Tigers on Saturday, February 23rd.