JACOB WASSERMANN WON HIS FIRST CAREER SJHL PLAYOFF START AT THE ELGAR PETERSEN ARENA TUESDAY. PHOTO COURTESY MARLA POSSBERG.
The Broncos are back in their Saskatchewan Junior Hockey league (SJHL) semi-final with the Nipawin Hawks after a gritty 2-1 win on Tuesday night at the Elgar Petersen Arena.
The Hawks still lead the best-of-seven series two games to one with game four looming Wednesday night. Jacob Wassermann stopped 29 shots in the victory. The 17-year-old said the win was big but just a small step.
“We’re feeling good, but the job is far from over. We have to come back tomorrow with the same effort if we want to win flour games against these guys,” he said.
Nipawin opened the scoring in the second period after neither team hit the back of the net in the first period. Christian Bosa beat Wassermann to make the game 1-0. Humboldt’s Conner Lukan scored third of the postseason from Jaxon Joseph and Bryce Fiske at 9:09 of the second period. Logan Boulet got the game winner with under five-minutes left to play in the middle stanza. Logan Hunter and Matthieu Gomercic picked up the assists on Boulet’s first playoff goal.
Wassermann and the Broncos held the Hawks off in the third period. The homegrown netminder was making his first start of the playoffs since game two versus the Melfort Mustangs. The start was also his first career postseason game at the Elgar Petersen Arena (EPA). He said he wanted to play well behind his teammates.
“I was excited to get back in, I wanted to play well for the boys and get the win for us tonight,” Wassermann said.
Declan Hobbs allowed a pair of goals on 34 Humboldt shots in the loss.
The Broncos scored both goals on the power-play finishing 2/6, Nipawin was 0/3 with the man advantage.
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