The Humboldt Broncos picked up a pair of wins at the expense of the Kindersley Klippers this weekend. With that, the Broncos upped their season record to 30-12-1 and have second place in the Global Ag Risk Solution Division all but locked up.
On Friday, the Broncos headed west to Kindersley for the opener. Jace Benvie struck first for the Broncos with the assist from Ben Kotylak and Connor Casparie. Spencer Bell found the net in the opening two minutes of the second to give the Broncos a two goal lead. Klippers’ Logan Linklater narrowed the margin late in the second, but Alec Saretsky, supported by Spencer Bell, potted the insurance goal midway in the third.
Back on home ice on Saturday, the action led to a third period melee that had both teams playing pack the penalty box. In spite of the extra-curricular action, the Broncos skated away with a 7-2 victory.
The Klippers’ Cash Arntsen opened the scoring, but Tim Kim responded twice for the Broncos in the opening frame to jump out in front.
Jacob Boucher and Matthew Van Blaricom kept the engines rolling in the second. Kindersley’s Liam Bell interrupted the Broncos’ scoring streak in the 14th minute of the second, but Alec Saretsky answered back on a power play goal leaving the Broncos with a 5-2 lead at the end of two.
A scrum at around the 6 minute mark sent a host of Broncos and Klippers players off the ice with a barrage of roughing and misconduct calls. Once the furor settled, the Broncos went back to work, as Cage Newans and Jayce Benvie rounded out the scoring.
The Broncos make a quick Tuesday night road run to face the Notre Dame Hounds in Wilcox. Then it’s back to Humboldt for an exciting back to back tilt with the Estevan Bruins at the EPA on Friday and Saturday.