Sixty-five minutes wasn't enough for the Broncos and the Bombers on October 10th at the EPA.

A shootout was needed where the Broncos defeated Flin Flon to improve their record to 8-3-1, good for 17 points and 1st place in the SJHL.

Flin Flon came into the contest as the highest scoring team in the SJHL. 43 goals through their first 10 games, backed largely from a core crew of 3 skaters who were among the top 7 in the SJHL point standings. 

With such a high powered offense many pegged the game to flow in the direction of a track meet, something the Broncos and Head Coach Nathan Oystrick strive to stay away from. "Just making sure we're good on the details of the game, getting pucks out, getting pucks in. We might have to slow the game down a little bit at times, but make sure we're getting pucks behind the defenseman and forechecking as hard as we can. The best way to slow down a fast team is to hit them, and with our high-pressured mentality, that's what we need to do," said Oystrick pre-game. The message was clearly heard from his crew of 20 on the ice vs the Bombers.

Secondary scoring would be the game story for the Broncos. The first period opened up with both teams trying to control the flow of the game, but it was the Broncos who would strike first off the stick of Bryson Cecconi. Cecconi showed incredible patience on his drive to the net, outwaiting Bombes' goalie Peirce Diamond out of position before firing the puck in the top of the net for his second goal on the year.

In the second period, it was 4th line center Jackson Kobelka picking up his second goal of the year. He would receive a pass right on the Bombers blue line, split two defenders, before firing it low blocker side right above the pad of Diamond, to give the Broncos a two-goal cushion

Although the secondary scoring was leading the way for the Broncos, it was the usual suspects for the Bombers that got them back into the game. Late in the second frame, the Bombers picked up a power-play goal from Brandson Hein, his league-leading 11th on the year. Following that was a shorthanded goal halfway through the third period scored by Caleb Moretz picking up his 10th of the year, placing him right behind Hein for goals scored in the league.

3 on 3 overtime would solve nothing, partly in thanks to a game-saving stop by Dane Dow off a turnover, that would, in the end, force a shootout. 

Chrystopher Collin and Brayden Camrud would be the first shooters for the Bombers and Broncos respectively, both missing on their attempt. The second shooter for the Bombers in Caleb Moretz would once again be stopped by Dane dow. Owen Guenter for the Broncos, however, would not. Guenter came in with modest speed before he lifted it up and over the glove of Pierce Diamond to force the hand of the final shooter for Flin Flon.  The Bombers elected to go with defenseman Calvon Boots who beat Dane Dow through the legs but didn't beat the post, as the puck would stay out and the Broncos would pick up their second win in a row and first in a shoot on the year. 

The Broncos are now 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and sit firmly in 1st place in the SJHL, 3 points ahead of second place Nipawin.


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