THE BRONCOS AND MUSTANGS RIVALRY WILL BE RENEWED IN ROUND ONE OF THE PLAYOFFS THIS SEASON. PHOTO COURTESY MARLA POSSBERG.
Fill your gas tank, eat a meal and grab your Bronco playoff tickets.
With Nipawin’s victory over the Kindersley Klippers on Tuesday night the Hawks clinched their first division championship in 18 seasons. The victory also secured a mouth-watering first round match-up between the Broncos and the Melfort Mustangs in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs.
The rivals will play game one Friday, March 16 at the Northern Lights Palace. Games three and four are slated for the Elgar Petersen Arena March 20 and 21. The Broncos have teamed up with Johnny’s Bistro and the Humboldt Co-op to offer some postseason promotions. If you purchase advance tickets from the gas bar you will receive $2 off a fuel fill, ticket purchasers from Johnny’s will receive $5 off a meal.
Co-op manager Blair Molsberry said the Broncos and Co-ops both like to give back to the community and the region making the partnership an easy sell.
“We felt it was important for the Humboldt Co-op to be involved with the playoff ticket pre-sale because the Broncos are an integral part of our community. The team has a major impact on many people, especially the youth in our community and the surrounding area. When they came to us to sell tickets we thought it was a great way for us to give them a hand,” Molsberry said.
Advance adult tickets are $15, $10 for students and children are $5. At the gate the prices increase by $2.
The series schedule was finalized Thursday, the dates are as follows:
Game 1-Friday, March 16 @ Melfort
Game 2-Saturday, March 17 @ Melfort
Game 3-Tuesday, March 20 @ Humboldt
Game 4-Wednesday, March 21 @ Humboldt
Game 5-Saturday, March 24 (if necessary) @ Melfort
Game 6-Monday, March 26 (if necessary) @ Humboldt
Game 7-Wednesday, March 28 (if necessary) @ Melfort
Call the office at 682-5575 for all ticket details.
The Broncos will travel to North Battleford Friday and host the North Stars Saturday for the last regular season home game. The season concludes in Notre Dame March 6.