The Broncos would get off to a very quick start as Connor Lukan would re-direct his 4th of the season to make it 1-0. The Terriers would even it up just 1:34 later as Kyle Sargeant’s point shot would beat Sam-Jaxon Visscher over the right shoulder to make it 1-1. But the Broncos would regain that one goal lead 3:18 into the 1st as Xavier Labelle would beat Ben Laidlaw with a seeing-eye wrister for his 1st to make it 2-1. Then on the powerplay the Broncos would go up 3-1 as Logan Hunter would continue off his hot start to his rookie season with his 7th to give the home-side a 2 goal lead after 20 minutes. Shots 16-7 Humboldt.
The Broncos would some more offence in the 2nd with 4 goals off the sticks of Ryan Strashnitcski, Logan Hunter, Derek Patter and Tyler Smith that gave the Broncos a 7-1 lead after 2 periods.
Jaxon Joseph would make it 8-1 just 7:16 into the 3rd period with his 6th goal of the year. Then the Broncos would get a lengthy 7 minute penalty on a penalty from Liam Hovland and they would strike twice from Hunter and Logan Boulet to hit digits and make it 10-1. The Terriers would add one late on a shorthanded goal from Chantz Petruic but thats as close as the Terriers would get.
Sam-Jaxon Visscher made 26 saves for the Broncos in the win while Ben Laidlaw made 45 saves in the loss while Dakota Berezowski came in let for the Terriers and stopped both shots he faced.
The two teams will go right back at it on Saturday night at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.
Elsewhere in the SJHL (from SJHL.ca)
The Notre Dame Hounds scored three third period goals to come from behind and defeat the Melville Millionaires 3-1 on the road.
It was the second meeting between the two teams in Melville in three nights, and in fact they ended up finishing Wednesday’s game prior to the start of Friday’s, as the Hounds won a protest that a Millionaires’ player was ineligible to shoot in the shootout on Wednesday. The Millionaires still went on to win that shootout as they had to replay the final few shooters, but the Hounds took the rematch.
Chance Longjohn, Chaz Smedsrud and Marshall Wilton each had a goal and an assist while Jack Ryan made 24/25 saves for the Hounds (11-5-1-3).
Clayton Eisler opened the scoring for the Millionaires (6-13-0-2) in the second period, and Connor Dochuk made 32/34 saves.
The Mils will wrap up their 6 game homestead on Saturday hosting the Melfort Mustangs at 7:30