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Game 56 vs Saskatoon
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Swift Current Broncos and the Saskatoon Blades match up tonight for the 7th time this season and the 4th meeting over an 8 day period…The Broncos have taken 11 of a possible 12 points against the Blades thus far this season winning the last 5 meetings after losing the opening game in a shootout.

Against the Blades this season Keegan Dansereau (3 G, 5 A) has 8 points, while Dale Weise (5 G, 2 A), Erik Felde (3 G, 4 A), Levi Nelson (2 G, 5 A) and Geordie Wudrick (2 G, 5 A) all have 7 points…Travis Yonkman has a .934 SV% and a 1.96 GAA versus Saskatoon, while Mark Guggenberger has a .944 SV% and a 1.67 GAA…The Broncos sit in 6th place in the Eastern Conference, 1 point back of Kootenay, 2 points behind Moose Jaw and 6 points back of Regina and Lethbridge…Next action is Friday night when the Club travels to Red Deer.

LAST GAME: The Broncos shutout the Blades 3-0 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to 7 games…The last 7 game winning streak since Nov. 29th – Dec. 16th, 2000 when the Broncos went on a 8 game run…Levi Nelson, Jesse Dudas and Cody Eakin all scored for the Broncos, while Geordie Wudrick picked up a pair of assists in the victory…Goaltender Mark Guggenberger picked up his 2nd shutout and 3rd straight win in a Broncos uniform...The Broncos finished 2 for 6 on the man advantage, while the Blades went 0 for 4.

NUMBERS: Geordie Wudrick tallied a pair of assists against the Blades Saturday night and has now recorded points in 5 of his last 6 games (4 G, 6 A)… Keegan Dansereau picked up a helper against the Blades to move his point streak to 5 games (3 G, 3 A)…Levi Nelson has recorded points in his last 4 games thanks to a goal in Saturday night’s contest (2 G, 2 A)…Erik Felde tallied an assist against the Blades to extend his point streak to 4 games (3 G, 2 A)…16 year old Cody Eakin has recorded 5 points (3 G, 2 A) in his last 6 games and has been named a game star in two of them…Dale Weise saw his 4 game point streak snapped on Saturday night. However, Weise still leads the team in scoring and sits tied for 9th among WHL skaters…Matt Tassone has picked up 6 points in his last 3 games played (3G, 3A) and as a result was named BOSTON PIZZA “Fan’s Choice” WHL Player of the Week…16 year old Defenseman David Greyeyes, the Broncos 5th round draft choice from 2006 will be playing with the Club tonight…Michael Wilson (5 G, 38 A) is currently tied for 5th in points among WHL defensemen, while Eric Doyle (9 G, 32 A) is 6th. Wilson is also 15th in assists among WHL skaters…The Broncos magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 9. Any combination of Broncos wins or Edmonton Oil Kings losses that add up to 9 will result in the Broncos making the playoffs…The Broncos are now 18-3-0-1 when leading after the 1st period of play and 21-1-0-2 when leading after the 2nd period.

MILESTONES: Keegan Dansereau played his 225th WHL game Saturday night against the Blades…Erik Felde is 1 point away from hitting his 100th WHL career point, while Zack Smith is 6 points away from hitting his 100th WHL career point.

SPECIAL TEAMS: The Broncos power play is 10th in the WHL and is currently operating at 19.1%…The team has scored 58 power play goals on 303 attempts…David Stieler and Dale Weise have 11 power play goals apiece to lead the Broncos, while Eric Doyle and Michael Wilson both have17 power play assists…On the penalty kill, the Broncos are 14th in the WHL with an 82.0% efficiency rating…The Broncos have only allowed one goal in 33 penalty kills over the last 6 games.

ROSTER: The Broncos roster currently consists of 23 players (2 goaltenders, 8 defensemen, 13 forwards)…The team has 3 – 20 year old players, 8 – 19 year old players, 5 – 18 year old players, 4 – 17 year old players, and 3 – 16 year old players.

INJURIES: Matt Tassone will make his return to the lineup after missing 4 games due to the flu, while Derek Claffey will miss tonight’s game due to illness…Spencer McAvoy and Michael Wilson will both miss tonight’s game with concussions, while Jesse Dudas is out with a knee injury.

DRAFTED BRONCOS: Ryan Molle (New Jersey ‘07)…Levi Nelson (Boston ‘06)…Jesse Dudas (Columbus ’06).