The Broncos continue to close out their pre-Christmas schedule in a winning fashion.
Humboldt travelled to Wilcox, SK to take on the Notre Dame Hounds for the sixth matchup between the two teams this season. In their second last game before the holiday break the Broncos continued their winning ways, leaning on their skill, and skated off with a 5-3 victory.
Credit goes to the Hounds for sticking around throughout the entirety of the game, closing two Broncos’ leads. Matthew Perkins opened the scoring with his 19th of the season. Hounds’ forward and former Bronco, Connor Nolan tied the game late in the first period with his 11th.
In the second period the Broncos got goals from Lucas Ceccarelli (12) and Braiden Koran (14) to build a 3-1 lead. However, the hounds fought back once again. Dane Probe brought the Hounds within one late in the middle frame, and just 38 seconds into the third, Landon Perterson tied the game at 3-3.
The defensive identity on both sides remained strongly intact until Connor McGrath (18) broke through to restore the Broncos one-goal advantage. Then, the hottest goal scorer in Humboldt over the past week continued his torrid pace. Braiden Koran notched his second of the game and his 8th goal over the past four games to supply the insurance marker in a 5-3 victory.
William Dyke picked up his second career SJHL victory, stopping 22 of 25 shots faced. The Broncos now have a 5-1-0 record against the Hounds through six games this year.
The win improves the Broncos record to 26-8-0-0, sitting first place in the league.
One more game remains before the holiday break. The Broncos will welcome in another division rival, hosting the Battlefords North Stars on Saturday, December 18th.