Weary Broncos shutout for first time this season
The puck, seen behind Prince Albert Raider netminder Cole Cheveldave’s blocker, sails wide at the final buzzer despite Swift Current Bronco forward Colby Cave’s best efforts to block Cheveldave’s view. The Raiders hung on for a 1-0 victory in the game on Wednesday evening at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert. Herald photo by Perry Bergson
The Swift Current Broncos are winless in four games after being shutout for the first time this season. The Broncos lost 1-0 to the host Prince Albert Raiders despite a 30-save performance from Landon Bow Wednesday.
Carson Perreaux's goal midway through the opening period held up as the winner, his eighth goal of the season.
Cole Cheveldave made 26 saves for the Raiders, who defeated the Broncos for the first time this season.
Graham Black's 12-game point streak came to an end as the Broncos were shutout for the first time in 28 games this season.
The Broncos, who have played more games than any team in the Western Hockey League, dropped to 15-10-0-3 and remain second in the Eastern Conference. Prince Albert is third at 14-8-2-0, three points back of Swift Current with four games in hand.
The Broncos will have two days off before visiting the Moose Jaw Warriors (7-16-2-2) on Saturday.
Bronco Bits: Coda Gordon and Justin Spagrud both remained out of the line-up after leaving Tuesday's overtime loss with injuries. The Broncos called up forward Brandon Arnold from the Tisdale Trojans as he made his WHL debut.