Broncos' losing streak hits three games in worst loss of the season
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The struggling Swift Current Broncos suffered their worst defeat of the season with an 8-1 loss to the host Brandon Wheat Kings.
The Broncos have now lost three straight games and only have one win in their past six games as they continue to fall down the Eastern Conference standings. It marks the team's worst loss since a 10-1 defeat in Brandon on February 18, 2011.
Tim McGauley led the Wheaties with two goals and one assist. Eric Roy, Jayce Hawryluk, Jesse Gabrielle, John Quenneville, Richard Nejezchleb, and Quintin Lisoway all added singles. Brandon led by 2-1 and 5-1 period margins before adding three goals in the third period.
Eetu Laurikainen dropped to 17-16-0-5 with 14 saves on 19 shots over two periods of work. Landon Bow worked in relief and stopped 18 of 21 shots. Curtis Honey improved to 10-10-2-0 with 20 saves for Brandon.
Graham Black scored the only Swift Current goal on the powerplay late in the first period. The Broncos finished one-for-three on the powerplay but allowed four goals on 10 shorthanded situations.
The Broncos dropped to 26-21-2-6 in the loss, while Brandon continues to lead the East Division with a 28-20-5-1 record.
The Broncos will play a third consecutive road game on Saturday when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors before hosting the Wheat Kings Sunday.