Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Third Period Comeback Propels Broncos to 5-4 Win over Hawks

Humboldt native, McLaren Paulsen pickup up his first career SJHL point assisting Ben Kotylak's game tying goal in the third period. Photo Credit : Marla Possberg

The Broncos haven’t lost two games in a row all season long.

They kept that streak intact with a gutsy their period effort in a 5-4 win over the Nipawin Hawks on Saturday night.

The Broncos opened the scoring with Jacob Boucher’s sixth goal of the season. This was the fourth time in five home games that the Broncos have scored in the opening minute of the game. Nipawin then countered with two goals of their own from Tre Fouquette and Braxton Buckberger to take a 2-1 lead into the second period.

Nipawin built their first two-goal lead of the game in the middle frame, courtesy of Reece Malkewich (3), before Cage Newans brought the Broncos back within one with his 7th of the season.

Nipawin looked to take control early in the third.

Carson Dobson scored just 1:30 into the period to regain the two-goal Hawk’s cushion. The Broncos haven’t let third period deficits deter them yet throughout the season, with a perfect 2-0 record when trailing going into the final 20 minutes, and Saturday night was no different.

Two goals just 23 second apart from Xavier Roy (3) and Ben Kotylak (9) and the Broncos were back into a 3-3 tie.

With 5 minutes left in the game, Sam Marburg scored his 6th of the year to propel the Broncos to a 5-4 comeback win.

Tristan Boileau started the game for Humboldt. However, he was pulled after allowing 3 goals on 9 shots. Ben Motew came in relief and stopped 15 of 16.

The win keeps the Broncos in second place of the SJHL with a 11-2-0-0 record.

They will travel to Yorkton for the first meeting of the season with the Terriers on Wednesday, October 26th.