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The Broncos wrapped up a dominating weekend Saturday clobbering Weyburn 6-1 to take both games versus the Red Wings at the Elgar Petersen Arena.

Following a convincing 4-1 win Friday, captain Logan Schatz kept the party going early in Saturday’s game scoring his 21st goal of the season just 70 seconds into the game. Logan Hunter scored his 18th of the year just two and a half minutes later making the score 2-0. Hunter made it 3-0 at the 8:47 mark with the 19th goal of his rookie season. The St. Albert, Alta. product is now the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League rookie goal scoring leader. He said his teammates deserve a portion of the credit.

“The chemistry I have had with my line mates and whoever I play with has been great,” Hunter said.

Conner Lukan picked up his third point of the game in the second period scoring his 14th goal from Hunter and Brayden Camrud. Derek Patter added his 11th of the campaign from Matthieu Gomercic and Kaleb Dahlgren making the score 5-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Weyburn’s Connor Pyne ruined Parker Tobin’s shut-out bid at 12:25 of the third making the score 5-1. Morgan Gobeil capped the scoring late in the third period scoring his second of the year. Hunter earned his fourth point of the game, Layne Matechuk picked up the second assist. The green and gold are 8-2 in their last ten games and have won three straight. Hunter said the team is rolling right now.

“This was a great weekend, I thought we played great and the scores showed that,” he said.

Tobin allowed just the one goal on 33 Weyburn shots; Liam McCloskey made 20 stops in the loss.

The Broncos held their annual shoot-out after the game, Hunter starred in the showcase as well winning the fundraising event. He said that was a nice way to end the night.

“It was lots of fun, I’m a little surprised I won but it was so much fun,” he said.

The Broncos will seek their fourth straight win Tuesday at home against Notre Dame.