EDM S. Legault (1) (D. Wruck, T. Foster) 13:11 (PP)
EDM S. Legault (2) (C. Lazar, H. Samuelsson) 3:14 (PP)
|S.C Z. Mackay (3) (R. Scarlett, J. Derko) 17:35|
Eetu Laurikainen 42/44
Laurent Brossoit 26/27
1. Zac Mackay C - Mackay tallied the lone goal on the night for the Broncos. Mackay is 2013 draft eligible, scored his 3rd on the season by banking one off Brossoit to cut the defecit to 2-1. MacKay is flying under the radar as a draft eligible while the Broncos boast other high profile draft eligibles in Colby Cave and Dillon Heatherington. Mackay played a fine game tonight in limited minutes, in an otherwise poor game by many of the Broncos forwards.
2. Eetu Laurikainen G - Best player on the Broncos by a country mile tonight. In what I thought may be a question mark on the Broncos heading into the season, Laurikainen has proved to become a strength of the Broncos. Like many Europeoan goaltenders, he is tough to beat down low and plays the position with a lot of composure. His rebound control is top notch. He gave his team a chance to win tonight, especially when the Oil Kings blitzed him early and often.
2. Laurent Brossoit G - Brossoit has been hold and cold a lot this year. Tonight was one of those nights he was very good, especially in the 3rd period when Swift Current was looking for the equalizer. Brossoit has the benefit of playing in front of an above average defensive corps. But there are those occasions where they do play a bit sloppy and he rises to the occasion. Brossoit has a tendancy to lose focus over the course of 60 minutes, but tonight he was dialed in to make sure the Broncos did not tie the game. Brossoit is likely to be on the short list to get an invite to the Team Canada World Junior Camp.