Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

BHP Recap: Broncos Continue to Control Division Destiny with 6-1 Win over Hounds

After missing the last two games, Travis Bryson opened the scoring with his 22nd goal of the season. Photo: Marla Possberg

With two games remaining in the SJHL Regular Season, the Humboldt Broncos need three of four possible points to win a division title for the second time in three years.

The race for the Division title was contained in the Broncos’ reigns following a 6-1 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds on Tuesday night.

The Broncos swept the season series against the Hounds, 6-0.

Ben Motew, named the first star of the game, was brilliant throughout the 60 minutes. The first period, especially, Motew needed to shine as the Broncos put themselves shorthanded three times. Motew tuned aside numerous key saves, helping kill all three penalties, and taking a 0-0 tie into the second frame.

The Broncos’ offense started to roll in the final 40 minutes.

Travis Bryson, who missed the last two games due to illness, scored his 22nd goal of the season and 5th against the Hounds this year.

Daylan Weigel continued his offensive stride towards the playoffs, building a 2-0 lead while picking up his fifth point and second goal in his last four games.

In the third period the Broncos outscored the Hounds 4-1.

Ben Costantino leads the team in goals by a defenceman and picked up his 11th of the season. Spencer Bell continued to be the best goal scorer in the league, picking up his 44th and 45th of the season. Bell has now scored a goal in 19 of his last 22 games. Finally, Connor Miller finished off a beautiful passing play to notch his 11th of the year.

Notre Dame’s Cole Wirun was the one to break Ben Motew’s shutout streak in between the Bell and Miller goals.

Motew, in one of his best performances of the season, stopped 38/39 picking up his 25th win.

Both the Broncos and the Hounds went 0/3 on their powerplay chances.

The Broncos have two enormous games remaining in the regular season, both at home, against the 1st place Flin Flon Bombers.

Three out of four points is what the Broncos need to secure a division title, and finish 3rd in the SJHL standings.