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Thursday, September 1, 2016

PRE-SEASON RECAP: BRONCOS 6 PATS 1


Aleksi Heponiemi scored twice and had two assists while Glenn Gawdin recorded a hattrick as the Swift Current Broncos beat the Pats in their pre-season opener on Thursday night 6-1 at the Co-operators Arena.

Here are the lineups for Thursdays contest with the starters highlighted. .

Pats
Ahl-Steel-Henry
Gardiner-Leschyshyn-Woods
Buziak-Holmes-Lockner
Krane-Muir-Elmer

Williams-Hobbs
Hilsendager-Barteaux
Sandstrom-Schioler

Brown
Paddock
Broncos
Stotts-Pederson-Elder

Heponiemi-Gawdin-Adams
Steenbergen-Barlage-Spencer
Miller-Sokoloski-Mole

Lajoie-Khaira
Stanley-Minulin
King-Jensen

Child
Kreitz


In the first period the Broncos took the lead in the opening minute. Aleksi Heponiemi stole a puck at the right halfway and centered for Glenn Gawdin all alone in front and he scored to make it 1-0. The Pats got the games first powerplay but did not score and then when the Broncos went to the man advantage they made it 2-0. Glenn Gawdin tapped in his second of the night from Tyler Steenbergen and Artyom Minulin at 15:52. That was the score after 1, the Broncos lead on the shot clock 13-8. 

In the second the Broncos got two goals 4 on 4 from Aleksi Heponeimi, 32 seconds a part to make it a 4-0 game. Glenn Gawdin completed his hattrick at 19:32 and it was a 5-0 game after 2. The Broncos outshot the Pats 16-3 in the period and led 29-11 overall. 

The Pats got on the board in the 3rd when Nick Henry finished off a nice passing play with Sam Steel and Filip Ahl at 15:12 to make it 5-1. Calvin Spencer rounded out the scoring for the Broncos at 18:35 on a nice toe drag shot and it was 6-1, that was the final score. The Pats outshot the Broncos 12-11 in the period but trailed 40-23. 

The Pats were oh for 2 on the powerplay in the loss and 4 for 5 on the penalty kill. 

The Pats continue the pre-season Friday at home to the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 o'clock on 620ckrm.com. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Broncos Goal at 0:54. Glenn Gawdin (1) from Aleksi Heponiemi. 

Broncos PP Goal at 15:52. Glenn Gawdin (2) from Tyler Steenbergen and Ayrtom Minulin. 

2nd Period

Broncos 4v4 Goal at 13:09. Aleksi Heponiemi (1) from Artyom Minulin and Logan Barlage. 

Broncos 4v4 Goal at 13:41. Aleksi Heponiemi (2) unassisted. 

Broncos Goal at 19:32. Glenn Gawdin (3) from Artyom Minulin and Aleksi Heponiemi.

 3rd Period

Pats Goal at 15:12. Nick Henry (1) from Sam Steel and Filip Ahl. 

Broncos Goal at 18:35. Calvin Spencer (1) unassisted. 


Here are the radio highlights: http://bit.ly/2c5FL2a

Post game interview with assistant coach Brad Herauf: http://bit.ly/2bGMboT






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