The Swift Current Broncos overcame a shaky first period to pick up their first preseason win with an 8-2 victory over the host Edmonton Oil Kings Saturday in St. Albert at the Oil Kings Sixth Annual Preseason Invitational.
Coda Gordon led the Broncos with four points with assists on their first two goals before scoring two third-period goals to put the contest out of reach.
The Broncos were outshot 26-12 over the first two periods but led 3-2 heading into the final frame before scoring five unanswered goals.
Finnish import Eetu Laurikainen made the start and he kept the Broncos in the game with 24 saves on 26 shots in 31:52, including 17 saves in the first period.
Steven Myland took over in the second period and stopped all 11 shots he faced over 28:08 of work.
Patrick Dea suffered the loss, allowing eight goals on 20 shots.
Brycen Martin, Bobby Zinkan, Graeme Craig, Ryon Moser, Tanner LeSann, and Eric Walker also counted for the Broncos. LeSann, a 17-year-old list player from Yorkton, added two assists for a three-point outing.
Curtis Lazar and Edgars Kulda replied for the Oil Kings.
The two teams combined for 121 minutes in penalties at Servus Credit Union Place.
Craig scored on the powerplay as the Broncos finished one-for-four with the man-advantage.
Lazar scored on the powerplay in the first period as the Broncos penalty killing unit finished one-for-eight in the contest. Moser scored shorthanded for the Broncos 1:22 into the third period to make it 4-2.
The Broncos will take on the Calgary Hitmen on Sunday afternoon to conclude their weekend.