Prince Albert, SK – Simon Stransky and Austin Glover continued their strong starts to the season, but it wasn’t enough as the Swift Current Broncos (2-1-0-0) skated to a 5-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders (1-2-0-0) on Friday night at the Art Hauser Centre.
Stransky opened the scoring with this third of the campaign at the 4:45 mark of the first period. Before the end, Artyom Minulin and Tyler Steenbergen scored for the Broncos to give the visitors a 2-1 lead after the opening frame.
In the second, Glover found the back of the net for the third time this season – with an assist from Stransky – to tie the game at 2-2. It was deadlocked until the 17:33 mark of the second when Glenn Gawdin beat Ian Scott to give the Broncos a 3-2 lead.
In the third, Arthur Miller tallied an unassisted marker with 3:38 to play. Lane Pederson added an empty-net goal with six-hundredths of a second left on the clock to make the final 5-2.
Scott stopped 30 shots while picking up his second loss of the season. Broncos goalie Travis Child made 21 saves in his second win of the season.
The Raiders are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they host the Edmonton Oil Kings (2-1-0-0) for a 4 p.m. start. Following the game, fans in attendance are invited to lace up the skates and take the ice with the Raiders. Helmets must be worn. No sticks are allowed.