On Tuesday night at the Elgar Petersen Arena the Broncos lacked jump, got down early and were never in the game en route to a 5-1 belting via the Notre Dame Hounds.

"No, it was very evident," Head Coach/General Manager Darcy Haugan said after the game when asked if his team gave enough. "We thought we had made the right adjustments, we thought we were ready, we thought we had the right game plan but it just came down to execution. I think the biggest thing there was just the will to win and a will to execute and a will to compete was just not evident."

Notre Dame out-shot the Broncos 16-4 in the first and opened a 2-0 lead, more than enough on this night. Ian Williams had both goals for the Hounds.

Peyton Hogan would give ND a 3-0 lead just past the seven minute mark of the middle period before Humboldt sparked a glimmer of hope, Jace Pesch chipped his third goal past Alexi Thibaudeau pulling the Broncos within two but they weren't getting any closer on this night.

The Hounds fired right back with a pair, Nathan Walsh and Chance Longjohn beat Brett Clark making it 5-1 heading to the second intermission.

"Everything that we talked about before the game we did the exact opposite which is extremely frustrating so whether they don't understand or are just straight defiant we're going to have to figure that out and figure out who wants to be here in the long run," Haugan fumed.

Clark finished the night 29 saves on 34 shots, Humboldt only generated 15 chances on Thibaudeau.

Humboldt killed 5/6 penalties and went goalless in two opportunities with the man advantage.

The Broncos get set now to meet the reigning Canalta Cup champion Melfort Mustangs Friday at the Northern Lights Palace.

"Nobody is going to feel sorry for us, nobody ever does," Haugan continued. "The answer has to come from within, the resolve has to come from within, the work ethic has to come from within. There is no separation from coaching staff to players, we're in this together."

You can hear the game on KMK Sales Broncos' Hockey beginning with the pre-game show at 7:15, face-off is 7:30.

Elsewhere in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Tuesday night, the Battlefords edged Melville 5-4 and Weyburn clipped Nipawin 3-2 at the Cage.

You can hear more from Haugan below in his interview with Bolt FM's Clark Stork below.