THE BRONCOS PILED UP EIGHT GOALS ON YORKTON SATURDAY NIGHT BREAKING A FIVE GAME LOSING STREAK. PHOTO COURTESY MARLA POSSBERG.
The Humboldt Broncos almost instantaneously guaranteed their five game losing streak would come to an end Saturday night against Yorkton.
Connor Lukan scored his sixth goal of the season before the game was two minutes old eventually leading to an 8-3 rout.
Yorkton would tie the contest 1-1 just before the five minute point.
The Broncos would take off, Brayden Camrud scored his eighth, Lukan notched his second of the period making the score 3-1. The Terriers cut the lead to one just 14 seconds later before Humboldt responded with two more in the first. Bryce Fiske picked up his first goal as a Bronco and Jaxon Joseph scored his eighth.
Captain Logan Schatz said a handful of goals in the first helps but they could have been better.
“It’s nice to get a big lead in the first but we did give up two,” he said. “We didn’t take our foot off the gas which was great to see.”
The scoring stalled in the second frame until Quinton Hobbs beat Sam-Jaxon Visscher closing the gap to 5-3.
The Broncos added three more in the third to close out Yorkton for their 15th win. Schatz was happy they were able to keep pushing the pace.
“The last couple games we haven’t been able to put the puck in the net. We generated a lot of offense tonight,” he said.
Camrud notched his second of the night, hometown born defenceman Morgan Gobeil scored his first career Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League goal and Graysen Cameron chipped in with his third.
Visscher made 23 saves for his fifth victory, Yorkton was forced to use both their netminders, Joe Marcouiler gave up six, Ben Laidlaw was on the hook for two.
The same two teams meet again Sunday in Yorkton. A very similar situation a couple weeks ago, Humboldt pounded the Terriers for ten but couldn’t take that momentum into the return date.
“We have to keep it even keel,” Schatz said. “We know the game plan, we just need to execute.”