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Broncos Look For Split Tonight

Posted by Darryl Skender on September 28, 2011

I’m sitting in the lobby at the Days Inn in Estevan right now just hanging around waiting for our pre-game meal at 3:30. It was a fun game to call last night at Spectra Place. Not only was it an exciting game where there were a lot of chances, goals and good saves, but it was also my first visit to the new facility. It is a terrific arena with 2 nice press boxes and is also filled with luxury suites all the way around. The Broncos lost 6-5 but easily outchanced Estevan in the game. Despite giving up 5 goals, Derek Tendler was terrific for the Bruins. He has played in all 4 Estevan games this season and I can see why. Unfortunately for him, his stats don’t reflect his play. The Bronco coaches made no bones about it that they didn’t like the way their team played. Murray Brookbank said last night that the team didn’t pay the price around the net while Dean Brockman told me today that he felt they only showed up in the 3rd period. Still, the Green & Gold played hard and never gave up right until the final buzzer. They did score a goal with their net empty and almost tied it a few times in the dying seconds.


I spoke with Broncos winger Robbie Ciolfi this morning. I asked him to slowly say the pronunciation of his name because there are 3 or 4 versions going around between the coaches, players and other broadcasters. Here it is officially. It is pronounced “Cho-fee”. There is no L pronounced in his name. He admits he is off to a slower start than he’d like (2G 3A in 5 games) but likes the line he’s playing on right now. The 20 year old Lethbridge product hopes to play in Italy next year. He is of course a dual-citizen.

The Green & Gold go right back at again tonight in Weyburn. They’ll have to do it without their 3rd leading scorer Adam Zbitniff. He got a lower body injury last night and will be on the shelf for a short while. The Red Wings are coming off a 3-2 win over Flin Flon on Sunday. This will be Weyburn’s last game of their 3-game home stand. One thing that really stood out to me as I was looking over the Red Wings stats this morning was they still haven’t scored a power play goal this year through 4 games. They have had just 10 chances however. Humboldt is perfect at home this season but winless on the road. Weyburn has just 1 win in 3 homes so far. Here is a look at how the 2 teams match up:

Humboldt: 3-2 (4th place in Bauer Conference)
Weyburn: 2-2 (Tied for 3rd in Sherwood Conference)

Goals Per Game
Humboldt: 5.00 (T-1st)
Weyburn: 2.50 (9th)

Goals Against Per Game
Humboldt: 2.40 (T-1st)
Weyburn: 3.00 (6th)

Shots For Per Game
Humboldt: 32.60 (4th)
Weyburn: 24.50 (11th)

Shots Against Per Game
Humboldt 21.40 (1st)
Weyburn: 28.00 (3rd)

Power Play
Humboldt: 31.3% (1st)
Weyburn: 0.0% (12th)

Penalty Kill
Humboldt: 84.6% (5th)
Weyburn: 80.8% (8th)

Last Year’s Head To Head Records
Humboldt: 3-1-0-0
Weyburn: 1-2-0-1

How To Listen
Radio: CK750
Internet: www.ck750.com
TV: Saskatel Max Ch. 858 (audio only)

Tonight’s pre-game show starts at 7:15, play by play at 7:30 from Crescent Point Place in Weyburn.


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