The Broncos halted their road losing streak at four games with a 6-2 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds on Wednesday night in Wilcox.
Three goals in the first period, in three different facets lifted the Broncos to a 3-0 lead through 20 minutes.
Ethan Zielke struck the back of the net first, even strength, for his 9th goal of the season. Ben Kotylak snapped a six-game pointless drought and took over the team-lead in goals with his 11th of the season shorthanded. Tim Kim capped off the opening frame on the powerplay with his 5th of the year.
Notre Dame scored to cut the lead to 3-1 off the stick of Dane Probe, but soon after the Broncos regained the three-goal lead curtesy of 16-year-old Carsten Kayter’s 3rd goal of the year.
The two teams alternated goals in the third period.
Jacob Boucher continued his torrid point streak with his 10th goal of the season in just 9 games. He’s now collected at least a point in all nine games he’s played and finished with another multi point effort to give him 17 points on the season. Tim Kim assisted on Boucher’s goal to pick up his third point of the night.
The Broncos’ special teams were excellent on Wednesday night. Their powerplay went 2/5 while their penalty kill stopped 10 of 11 kills, the lone being a fluttering puck that broke through for Will Dawson and the Hounds second goal of the game.
Sam Marburg set a new single-season high in goals and capped off the scoring with his 9th goal of the year and a 6-2 final.
Tristan Boileau turned in another solid performance stopping 36 or 38 for his 10th win of the season.
The victory improves the Broncos to 15-6-0-0 which leapfrogs them back into third place in the SJHL.
The Broncos will turn their attention to two tough matchups this weekend.
It’s family weekend for the Broncos and they’ll take on the Melfort Mustangs on Saturday, before facing the Flin Flon Bombers on Sunday, both at the EPA.