It was the only game this past weekend for the Humboldt Broncos, who were on a little rough patch through the month of November. However, a week to reset was exactly what was needed, as they got back in the win column with a decisive 4-0 win over the Yorkton Terriers on Saturday night.
The Broncos entered the second meeting of the season with the Terriers on a 2-4-1-0 record throughout the month of November. Their prior game was six days earlier which led to a intense week of practice, attempting to regain the winning ways accustomed in the first two months of the season.
It paid dividends as the Broncos controlled the play from start to finish.
Alec Saretzky scored his 10th goal of the season on the powerplay for a 1-0 lead going into the second period. The Broncos also outshot the Terriers 16-4 in the opening frame.
Jeter Korte, who was called up for his first career SJHL game, then doubled the lead with his first SJHL goal, before Sam Marburg became the 5th Bronco this season to hit the 10-goal mark for a 3-0 lead.
Special teams were another aspect the Broncos have been working on over the last few weeks, and its grown leaps and bounds. The penalty kill went a perfect 7 for 7 and is 91.1% over the last 6 games. Meanwhile, the Broncos powerplay went 2 for 7 to improve to 28% over the last six games as well.
Maddox Amaral capped off the scoring in the third period with his 4th goal of the season and the Broncos’ second powerplay goal of the game.
Hayden Dunford was making his second career start for the Broncos and turned aside all 29 shots faced for his first career SJHL shutout.
The victory improves the Broncos’ record to 16-7-1-0 on the year.
They have a big chance to finish off the 2022 calendar year strong as four of their last six games before the holiday break are against teams below the playoff line.
The Broncos will travel to Weyburn to take on the Red Wings on Saturday, December 3rd.