The Saskatoon Blades threw 40 shots on the Swift Current goal en route to a convincing 3-1 win on Friday night at CUC.
The Broncos had all the odds in the world up against them. They are part way through a massive road trip during the month of December that see's them play 11 straight on the road. They also only dressed 9 forwards in the game, 2 of which were 15 year old AP's.
It showed in the game.
They were outgunned from the puck drop.
The Blades got powerplay goals from Josh Nicholls and Stefan Elliott in the first period. The Nicholls' goal at 16:37 set off an avalanche of toques on toque-toss night.
The remaining time in the period would be tagged onto the 2nd period, per WHL rules.
Anyways, that score held up through 40 as the Broncos played very gritty hockey to hold the Blades at bay.
Just over 5 minutes into the third Matej Stransky would put it away for the Blades as he got his 7th of the year off a great individual effort as he worked the puck from behind the net, to the side as he buried it past Mark Friesen.
The only thing left was the shutout for Adam Morrison. Unfortunately that was spoiled with 10 seconds left as Jordan Peddle bounced one up and over Mo to end the shutout bid. It was a tough end to a great team effort.
Morrison made 27 saves for the win while Mark Friesen had 37 saves in a losing effort.
Special teams was another huge story in the game as Saskatoon was 2 for 5 on the PP, while holding the Broncos scoreless in 7 chances.
Luckily for Swift Current, they now enter their holiday break and don't play again until the 28th of December. Saskatoon has one more game before their break.
Tomorrow night they host Michael St. Croix and the Edmonton Oil Kings. Puck drop goes at 7:05. Pregame on 92.9 The Bull starts at 6:30.