Broncos get more good news


As if their 7-0 start to the season wasn’t enough, the Swift Current Broncos got more good news Wednesday as they continue to turn heads in the Western Hockey League and beyond.

One day after the Broncos scored five unanswered goals in a 6-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes, the Broncos got two pieces of positive news. Firstly the WHL announced that

Broncos Head Coach Manny Viveiros and athletic trainer Jamie LeBlanc will both be a part of Team WHL for the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Viveiros, the second-year coach of the Broncos, will serve as an assistant coach under head coach Tim Hunter of the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Team WHL will host Russia on November 6 in Moose Jaw and November 7 in Swift Current. LeBlanc will serve as the head athletic trainer for both games.

The second piece of news was that the Broncos made a strong debut in the CHL Top 10 Rankings in week four. The Broncos were an honorable mention the previous week, but moved all the way up to second in the rankings, which are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. The Broncos trail only the Victoria Royals, who also have a 7-0-0-0 record.

The Broncos will be back at home Friday to host the Vancouver Giants in their second game of a three-game homestead.