Monday, November 11, 2013

Broncos streak now at eight wins

F Alex Leavitt (Swift Current, Everett, 2003-05) signed for the rest of the season with Aalborg (Denmark, AL-Bank Liga) after a successful tryout. During the three-game tryout, he put up six points, including four goals. Earlier this season, he had three points, one of them a goal, in 10 games with Oskarshamn (Sweden, Allsvenskan).
At 19 years of age, F Jesse Miller should be enjoying his second season with the WHL's Red Deer Rebels. But that's not how things have turned out. Miller had two assists in 26 games last season when it all came crashing down thanks to a brain injury. . . . There's more right here.
In Swift Current, the Broncos ran their winning streak to eight games with a 7-1 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors. . . . The Broncos won three weekend games by a combined score of 19-6. . . . F Colby Cave and F Coda Gordon each had two goals and two assists for the Broncos, with D Brycen Martin adding a goal and three helpers. . . . Broncos F Connor Sanvido ran his goal-scoring streak to six games with his 12th score of the season. . . . The Broncos were 4-for-7 on the PP. . . . F Josh Uhrich scored for Moose Jaw, giving him three goals this season and a three-game goal-scoring streak. . . . Moose Jaw G Zachary Sawchenko started a second straight game for the first time this season. He gave up three goals on 18 shots and was replaced by Justin Paulic to start the third period. . . .

In Brandon, F Richard Nejezchleb scored three goals to help the Wheat Kings to a 5-3 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. . . . The Hurricanes now have lost 10 in a row to slip to 2-17-1-2. . . . Nejezchleb, who scored 11 goals in 35 games last season, has 16 goals in 20 games this season, including eight in his last five games. . . . With only three assists, Nejezchleb is 16-3 and in the running for a Cy Young Award. . . . Nejezchleb broke a 3-3 tie at 15:15 of the third period. . . . Brandon D Ryan Pulock had three assists. . . . Brandon G Jordan Papirny stopped 26 shots in his fifth straight start. . . . Lethbridge captain Josh Derko was scratched with an undisclosed injury just prior to the game. . . . The Wheat Kings had lost their previous two games, both at home. . . .

In Everett, F Ivan Nikolishin scored at 1:07 of OT to give the Silvertips a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Giants. . . . F Jujhar Khaira, who had been out since Oct. 12 with an undisclosed injury, set up the winner. . . . Vancouver F Carter Popoff forced extra time with a goal at 15:48 of the third period. . . . The Giants continue to play without D Dalton Thrower, their captain, who is out with an undisclosed injury. Thrower was injured on hit by Edmonton F Mitch Moroz on Nov. 5. . . . Everett F Josh Winquist had a goal, his 16th, and an assist. He has 35 points in 20 games this season, including 23 over his last nine outings. He had two or more points in eight of those games. . . .

In Calgary, F Jaedon Descheneau, who sat out the previous game in a coach's decision, had two goals and an assist as the Kootenay Ice dumped the Hitmen, 5-1. . . . Descheneau has a team-high 16 goals. . . . It was the first of four straight on the road for the Ice. . . . Kootenay F Tim Bozon scored his first goal in his eighth game since being acquired from the Kamloops Blazers. He also had two assists, giving him six helpers with Kootenay. . . . D Rinat Valiev, a Russian freshman, scored his first WHL goal in his 10th game since reporting to Kootenay. He also has five assists. . . . Ice G Wyatt Hoflin stopped 29 shots. With starter Mackenzie Skapski injured, G Jayden Sittler, who plays for the midget AAA Red Deer Optimist Chiefs, is with the Ice through Nov. 20. . . . The Hitmen have lost four straight.

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