Now 1154 days and counting for the Humboldt Broncos and the Notre Dame Hounds at the Elgar Petersen Arena.
The Broncos and Hounds met for the second time this season on Wednesday, November 9th.
In a 4-1 victory in front of the hometown crowd, the Broncos handed the Hounds their 11th straight loss inside the Elgar Petersen Arena, dating back to September 14th, 2019, the last time the Hounds beat the Broncos in Humboldt.
Cage Newans opened the scoring with his 10th goal of the season on the powerplay for a 1-0 Broncos lead. That lead would remain until the 16:12 mark into the second period when the Broncos added another powerplay goal. Matthew Van Blaricom, the Broncos 1st round draft pick, 6th overall, who was called up for his first career game, parked himself in front of the net and deflected a point shot from Noah Barlage off his body and behind goaltender Tucker Inabinet for his first career SJHL goal.
The Broncos special teams continued to roll late in the second, however, this time shorthanded. Sam Marburg broke up a blueline pass in his defensive zone which sprung him on a breakaway where he’d make no mistake netting his 8th goal of the season, matching his SJHL career high for goals set last year.
Tristan Boileau was spectacular in net for the Broncos, stopping 36 of 37 shots, the lone goal coming off the stick of Sam Kroon, a point shot through a maze of bodies that the Broncos netminder had no chance of seeing. This was the first game the Broncos were outshot on home ice this season.
Broncos’ defenseman Tristan Serrao added the empty netter late in the third for his first career SJHL goal, sealing the Broncos 4-1 win.
The victory snaped a three-game losing streak for the Broncos and improved their record to 14-6-0-0. They currently sit in third place in the SJHL.
The Broncos will have a week off before the rematch against the Hounds on the road in Wilcox, SK on Wednesday, November 16th.