The Humboldt Broncos had a full stable of supporters for their Family Day matinee matchup with the Kindersley Klippers, which spurred success in a 7-1 win on Monday.
The Broncos opened the arena doors to all fans with free admission for the Family Day event. Success was in the stands and translated on the ice, as a reported 1602 fans cheered on the green and gold to their 40th victory of the season.
Connor Casparie opened the scoring with his second goal of the season for a 1-0 Broncos lead, which they would take into the second period.
Cage Newans (13) and Rhett Gibson (9) helped build the lead to 3-0 in the middle frame before Kindersley and Cash Arnsten (5) answered back and beat Rayce Ramsay for their lone goal of the game.
In the third period, the Broncos powerplay came back to life, scoring three straight goals in the opening six minutes by Connor McGrath (31), Alex Morozoff (17), and Braiden Koran (25).
McGrath finished the night with four points, all in the third period, to lift the SJHL’s scoring leader to 77 points on the season. Braiden Koran tipped home the seventh Broncos’ goal in the final minutes for his second of the game and finished with three points.
Rayce Ramsay turned aside 18 of 19 Klippers shots for his league leading 37th victory of the year.
The Broncos improved to 40-13-0-0 and sit in second place in the SJHL.
They will look for another two points when the Melville Millionaires come ot Humboldt on Wednesday, February 23rd.