Disappointing weekend as Broncos drop two

Despite a strong start, the Broncos would leave the weekend useless after losing both games to the Edmonton Oil Kings and Calgary Hitmen.

At home on Friday night, the Broncos would open the scoring halfway through the first as Josh Davies would get his first of the season on a Sam McGinley setup from the slot. The Broncos would take a 1-0 lead in the second.

Edmonton passed the Broncos in the second, pouring 17 shots on Poulter, who held the line until a lucky rebound landed on Jacob Boucher’s stick midway through the second quarter.

Early in the third, Edmonton took its first lead of the game, taking advantage of a five-minute major to the Broncos Chase Lacombe for a check to the head. Simon Kubicek would hit him on Poulter from the high lunge, beating him on the blocker side to go up 2-1.

Despite Poulter’s withdrawal for the extra striker, he ultimately couldn’t beat Sebastian Cossa, who would stop 24 shots in the win. Poulter would stop 35 of 37, enough to earn the first star in the loss.

On Sunday, the Broncos would head to Calgary in search of a better result, but with just four healthy defensemen.

The Broncos would fall early as Calgary’s Grayden Siepmann got a lucky deflection on a Bronco skate and passed Reid Dyck to open the scoring 8 minutes later.

Despite three power plays in a row in the second period, the Broncos would not be able to equalize, and the game would head into the third period with the Hitmen holding their lead of 1-0.

Calgary would strike early in the third, taking advantage of a Broncos’ turnover to go 2-0, then soon after take another on a shorthanded turnover.

Swift Current would ultimately be on the board on the same power play thanks to Mathew Ward taking a cross pass from Owen Pickering for his second goal of the season.

That’s where the comeback would end, however, as Calgary pocketed an empty net to give Swift Current their third straight loss.

Swift Current is next in action in Manitoba as they head into a weekend trip against the Wheat Kings and Ice.

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