Team Black wins Black and White Game

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Six-goal second period propels Team Black to blowout win led by Spagrud, Steenbergen, and Sokoloski line

2014 Black & White Game

The Swift Current Broncos wrapped up another Training Camp with their annual Black and White Game Sunday as the coaching staff begins to trim their roster down for the exhibition season.

What started as a closely fought game turned into a blowout Sunday when Team Black scored six second-period goals on their way to an 8-1 victory over Team White.

Only four veteran players skated among the 43 players in Sunday’s contest. The line of veteran Justin Spagrud and 16-year-olds Ryan Sokoloski and Tyler Steenbergen totaled 10 points and accounted for half of Team Black’s goals.

Steenbergen had two goals and an assist Sunday. He was the Broncos first round pick in 2013, 12th overall.

“It was really good. The second time being out there I felt a lot more comfortable at the start and things couldn’t have went better for our team,” said the Sylvan Lake, AB native.  

His line looked like they had been skating together for a full season already as Sokoloski finished with a goal and three assists and Spagrud had a goal and two assists.

“I don’t know. I remember playing with Spagrud a couple times last year in camp. Sokoloski I played with him in the orientation last year and I think that helped it a lot out there tonight,” said Steenbergen.

Veteran Dakota Odgers added a goal and two assists, Brandon Arnold scored twice, and Tanner Mole added a single as well for Team Black.

Tyler Oakenfold, 15, scored the only goal for Team White with 6:40 left in the third period to cut the deficit to 7-1.

Next up for the Broncos will be a rookie game in Moose Jaw against the Warriors on Tuesday.

Organizations: Swift Current Broncos, WHL

Geographic location: Sylvan Lake, Moose Jaw

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