Broncos score four powerplay goals in 7-1 win
The Swift Current Broncos scored four powerplay goals in a 7-1 win over Moose Jaw to stretch their winning streak to eight games.
Four of the Broncos first five goals came on the powerplay as the Broncos scored seven goals before Josh Uhrich scored for Moose Jaw on a two-man advantage to break up Landon Bow's shutout bid. Bow made 25 saves to improve to 6-1-0-0 in nine appearances this season.
Colby Cave and Coda Gordon each had two goals and two assists and Brycen Martin added a goal and three assists. Julius Honka added a goal and two assists and now leads all WHL defensemen with 27 points in 23 games. Brett Lernout and Graham Black both chipped in two assists. Black extended his point streak to eight games with 16 points over that stretch.
Overage forward Connor Sanvido scored the Broncos' seventh goal to extend his goal scoring streak to six games, the longest current streak in the league.
The Broncos led 2-0 after one period on goals from Gordon and Martin and then led 3-0 after two periods when Honka scored on the powerplay in the second period. Gordon and Cave scored powerplay goals in the opening 2:18 of the third period to seal the win.
"Yeah it is definitely exciting getting that eighth win," said Gordon. "We are just trying to keep on an even keel not trying to get too excited. It has been exciting and hopefully we will just keep on building off it."
Zachary Sawchenko made the start for Moose Jaw and allowed three goals on 18 shots over 40 minutes. Justin Paulic came in for the third period and allowed four goals on 14 shots in the Warriors' goal.
The Broncos began the day with third ranked powerplay at 25.6 percent before finishing four-for-seven and increasing that rate to 28.1 percent to lead the WHL.
"Yeah everything was working for us today," explained Gordon, "We had a lot of puck movement. The biggest thing was just getting shots and having guys in front for the screen or tips."
The Broncos have now scored 19 goals in their past three games and have scored at least four goals in each of their past six games.
"Yeah guys are just starting to come together and everyone is just doing their part," said Gordon. "Our fourth line was gritty again tonight. Everyone is just working out, playing their game, keeping it simple, and I think that has been the biggest key to our success."
The Broncos continue to lead the East Division with a 14-8-0-1 record and sit second in the Eastern Conference behind only the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Broncos will host the Kootenay Ice (11-8-2-0) on Wednesday in the first of three games against Central Division opponents.
The Broncos are currently 11-1-0-1 against the East Division, but only 2-2 against Central Division teams.
"Yeah the Alberta teams are kind of the top in our conference right now. They are all good teams, so it is definitely going to be tough for us this next couple of games," said Gordon.