BRAYDEN CAMRUD SCORED TWICE IN THE THIRD PERIOD TO SECURE A WEEKEND SWEEP OF THE YORKTON TERRIERS. PHOTO COURTESY MARLA POSSBERG.
There were no double-digits but it’s still two points for the Humboldt Broncos.
Following a 10-2 laugher over Yorkton Friday at the Elgar Petersen Arena, Saturday’s return date with the Terriers wasn’t as convincing.
The green and gold came back for a 5-2 win on the strength of two late empty net goals from second year centre Brayden Camrud. He said they weren’t great from opening face-off but they found their way as the game went on.
“I think we underestimated them a little bit and came out flat footed. They played really well in their own rink. They pressured our defencemen all night but once we got our feet underneath us and got our bus legs out we played much better,” the Saskatoon product said.
Trailing 2-0 in the first period, Derek Patter generated some excitement cutting the lead in half going in to the break.
Captain Logan Schatz scored his team leading 11th goal to tie it before rookie defencemen Layne Matechuk got the game winner halfway through the third frame.
Camrud scored his sixth and seventh of the year into empty nets to solidify their fourth straight win.
“We’re really rolling right now; four in a row is really big for us. We’re starting to pull away from teams early in the season,” Camrud said.
Jacob Wassermann continues to win games, the Broncos’ puckstopper turned aside 32/34 and is 10-3 on the year.
The Broncos are home to LaRonge Wednesday.