The Broncos were looking for back to back wins for the first time in 20 games this season Tuesday night at the Elgar Petersen Arena but it wasn't meant to be as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Estevan Bruins.

Humboldt is now 6-11-3 on the year, that leaves them in ninth place overall in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League standings.

The second meeting of the season with the Western Canada Cup hosts didn't go as well as their first affair which Humboldt won 5-1 back on October 2nd.

Owen LeClare snapped the Bruins' first shot of the game past Brett Clark of the blocker side post giving Estevan the lead just 32 seconds in.

The Broncos would play through the rough start and battle back six minutes later, Trevor Posch jammed a loose puck past Nathan Alalouf knotting the score at 1-1. Posch's second goal of the year was unassisted.

Humboldt continued to carry a good amount of the play aided by three first period Estevan penalties but they couldn't muster a lead and it would cost them.

Keaton Longpre would put the Bruins in front again at the 18:43 mark of the second to deflate the Broncos heading to the third period.

The home side didn't give up, again they would draw even, Greg Moro would beat Estevan goaltender Tyler Fuhr making it 2-2 just past the midway point of the third. Fuhr was on in relief of an injured Alalouf who didn't return to the net after the second intermission. Moro's fourth goal was assisted by Posch and Nik Malenica.

That was a power-play goal, but a late Moro penalty proved costly as Lynnden Pastachak buried a perfect back door past to give the Bruins a late 3-2 lead they maintained to the final buzzer.

Moro felt they deserved at least a point after getting even in the third.

"I thought so yeah, I thought we had the momentum for sure but we kind of sagged again. We haven't been using the momentum much lately, we're still working hard but the execution needs to be there."

Estevan did win the slight special team edge, they scored once in four chances, Humboldt had the Posch goal on six different opportunities.

Brett Clark took the loss in net making 20/23 saves, Alalouf allowed one on 19 shots through 40 minutes, Fuhr was 8/9 in relief.

The Broncos will have the rest of the week to prepare for their next contest, that is Saturday night in Melville against the Millionaires.

"We're going to be focusing a lot on the the execution," Moro added. "It should be a good week, hopefully we can reset and get ready for Saturday."

The pre-game show of KMK Sales Broncos' Hockey begins at 7:15, 7:30 is face-off from the Horizon Credit Union Centre.

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

In the lone other game Tuesday, LaRonge declawed the Hawks 3-1 at the Cage in Nipawin.