Broncos win 4-1 at the Civic Center

First of all, again, I want to apologize for the lack of blog postings the last few days. Also for the post game show tonight being short. Coach Hasselberg was on his way up to the broadcast booth for the post game interview. But unfortunately I am under the weather today and had to get off the air quickly. I feel like I am swallowing nails at the moment as well so hopefully the throat heals up nicely for Tuesday’s game. I apologized to Coach Hasselberg but I should do so again. We will definitely make sure to have him on after the Melville game. .

The North Stars started the game well with the Luke McColgan line setting the tone with a very good shift. Unfortunately, the North Stars fell behind in the first when Austin Duzan knocked a rebound out of the air and past Darren Martin. It was close to being a high stick but the goal stood. That goal was scored during a delayed penalty against the Stars.

The Stars tied the game on the power play. Kyle Schmidt set up Igor Leonenko with speed in the neutral zone. Igor went wide on the D and down low. He then passed the puck out front to Reed Delainey who made no mistake. His second of the year. The Stars were really physical tonight and took a couple of first period boarding penalties.

In the second the only penalty the Stars took led to a goal. Kendall Fransoo was called for roughing after throwing what I thought was just a simple good clean hard hit. I was VERY surprised the arm went up and roughing was called. No excuses. You still have to try and kill penalties if you don’t agree with the call. But the North Stars couldn’t. A point shot changed directions and just slipped under Darren Martin. Gray Marr poked it home.

The North Stars out shot the Broncos in the middle frame and played well. They created chances as well. Nick Fountain was stopped by Spencer late in the frame on a partial break. Igor Leonenko had a couple of shots stopped and another hit a leg and go just wide. And Robin Carlson missed high glove on a partial break of his own.

In the third Ben Greenaway was called for a blow to the head and Tanner Quinn went off for roughing. After Greenaway’s hit on Miazga it was Pongracz who came in and plowed Greenaway from behind. The Broncos forward got 2 and a game for a hit from behind. The North Stars killed that penalty but couldn’t do the same when Dillon Forbes went off for roughing. Again, I thought it was a decent hard, clean hit. Forbes kept his arm tucked into his side. But he went to the box and the Broncos scored to make it 3-1. The Stars then ended up short handed again. Humboldt actually had a 5 on 3 but the Stars PK stood tall.

Latrell Charleson got a break away out of the penalty box but missed. His shot sailing high and just missing. Austin Evans came very close in the third as well. He whistled a shot just over the cross bar.

In the end the Broncos were able to score into the empty net to wrap up the 4-1 win.

The North Stars played well. A good, hard physical game that went unrewarded. In part because they couldn’t finish some quality scoring chances. But one of these games the flood gates are going to open.

Melville comes to town on Tuesday. I hope to see you all at the rink.


Jake McMillen and Blake Young made their way to Calgary this morning to try out for the World Junior A Challenge Team West. We wish them all the best. Getting a chance to experience a Hockey Canada set up will be great for those two. And I would love nothing more than to see them on TV in the gold medal game in Yarmouth in a couple weeks.

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  1. Alex Franz

     /  October 26, 2013

    its too bad we cant get a break on the reffing


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