Written by: Rory McGouran
The Humboldt Broncos earned a weekend sweep and a clean four points over the division rival Klippers with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night.
After grounding the Klippers 6-3 on Friday at the West Central Events Centre in Kindersley to remain undefeated on the road, the Broncos retuned to their home stables and limited flight once again, picking up their 10th win of the season.
The Klippers looked like a rejuvenated team on Saturday, utilizing a simplistic approach with their breakout speed in the opening period and giving the Broncos a handful of transitional attacks resulting in the first goal of the game. Easton Inglis scored his first career goal in a Klippers jersey, springing loose in the slot and firing it on the low glove side of Ben Motew for a 1-0 lead.
For the first time in 13 games, the Broncos went into the dressing room trailing after the first period.
The game quickly slanted back in the Broncos favour in the second period. Making the necessary corrections to neutralize Kindersley’s attack, the Broncos took control of momentum, generating more sustained offensive pressure in the o-zone.
Brayden Skogstad tied the game with his 5th of the season curtesy of a behind the net pass form Marik Mamic. Three minutes later, Jeter Korte found the back of the net for the third straight game and gave the Broncos their first lead of the night. The following day Korte was named SJHL Rookie of the Week with 4 points (3G-1A) in 3 games.
The Broncos shut the Klippers down, limited their division rival to just 8 shots in the third period. Ben Motew needed to stand tall for a few high-grade scoring chances including a highlight reel save on Tylin Hilbig. Overall, Motew secured his 8th victory of the season stopping 24 of 25 shots.
With the victory, the Broncos improved their record to 10-0-2-1, now the only undefeated in regulation team left in the SJHL.
The Broncos will put that to the test next weekend when they take on the Nipawin Hawks on November 3rd and 4th.