The Swift Current Broncos defeated the visiting Calgary Hitmen in a dramatic style Wednesday evening as Ryon Moser tallied the game winner with 0.8 seconds to spare in regulation.
Alex Roach would waste no time opening the scoring on his 12th of the season under 15 seconds into play. But, Levi Bews would retaliate minutes later tallying his 15th of the year and tying the game at one. Jake Virtanen and Spencer Humphries would each be penalized for tripping within seconds apart resulting in a lengthy 5-on-3 for the Broncos where Coda Gordon would capitalize giving the Broncos their first lead of the evening. But, by the end of the first period the game would be tied at two as Brady Brassart would net his 20th of the season.
Play would remain even at two until roughly seven minutes into the second period when Brassart would come back for seconds and revive Calgary’s one goal lead. But, Bronco captain Adam Lowry would tie it up at three shortly after stunning netminder Chris Driedger on his 33rd of the season.
Defenceman Richard Nedomlel would restore Swift Current’s one goal lead just over two and a half minutes into the third period on his third of the year. But, Roach would respond for the Hitmen with his second of the evening shortly after. Play would remain locked at four until the final minute of play when Moser would tally the game winner in a dramatic fashion with 0.8 seconds remaining in regulation to erupt the crowd in a flurry of cheers and result in a 5-4 final.
The Broncos were outshot 33-27, but went 1 for 2 on the man advantage.
UP NEXT: The Swift Current Broncos travel to Edmonton to take on the Oil Kings on Friday, February 1st. Then, the Broncos visit the Saskatoon Blades at the Credit Union Centre on Saturday, February 2nd.
Adam Lowry (1G,3A), Reece Scarlett (2A), Ryon Moser (1G,1A) and Levi Bews (1G,1A) had multi-point nights.
Scarlett (1G,8A) extends his point streak to six games.
Moser (3G,3A) extends his point streak to four games.
Lowry (2G,5A) extends his point streak to three games.
TONIGHT’S 3 STARS:
1) Adam Lowry – SC
2) Brady Brassart – CGY
3) Levi Bews – SC
Hardest Working Bronco: Reece Scarlett