The Humboldt Broncos went two for two this weekend against the Battlefords North Stars, once again playing the role of Achilles’ Heel to the league leaders. 

Fans in the stands of Friday night’s game were treated to an outstanding game as the two teams wrestled advantage back and forth in an end to end display. As has been their trademark this season, the Broncos opened up hard and fast with a goal from Quinn Myles in the first few minutes. It didn’t take long for the North Stars’ Jackson Allen to respond by tying the game.

Both goalies were tested throughout the second period after Alec Saretsky notched a second frame opener, putting the Broncos ahead by a goal.

Ethan Zielke took advantage of remaining power play seconds at the top of the third to extend the lead. Then came a controversial goaltender interference major at the midway point of the third, and the North Stars capitalized. The Stars Steven Kesslering put away two goals just over a minute apart to take the breath out of the EPA. With under three minutes left, Cage Newans stepped up on the power play, with assists from Carsten Kayter and Zielke, to pop on the goal light and send the 1400 Bronco fans into a frenzy with a 4-3 win.

On Saturday, the two teams took to neutral ice in Martensville to settle up. Cage Newans made his presence known early in the game with the opener. Then in a bit of kismet from the previous night, the Bronco took advantage of a double-minor to score a pair and set the North Stars on their heels. Alec Saretsky scored the first of the pair, with the help of Newans and Zielke, and Tim Kim followed up a scant 45 seconds later. 

Chase Lacombe rounded out the Broncos scoring in the opening minute of the third. The North Stars tried to rally with a pair, but it was too little too late as the Broncos skated away with a 4-2 win. 

The Broncos head out on the road this Friday for a tilt with the Melfort Mustangs. Next home action is Friday, February 3 when the Melville Millionaires come to town.