Shorthanded Broncos stun Pats in overtime

Playing their third road game in as many days, and without three of their top six forwards due to injury, illness, and suspension, the Swift Current Broncos engineered an improbable 5-4 overtime win over the Western Hockey League leading Regina Pats Sunday.

The Broncos trailed 4-2 after two periods but forced overtime with goals from Aleksi Heponiemi and Tyler Steenbergen. Lindgren clinched the Broncos’ first win in six attempts against the Pats with a goal midway through the three-on-three overtime period, his 19th of the season.

Steenbergen and Kole Gable had scored for the Broncos in the first period. Taz Burman earned the win with 43 saves on 47 shots. Jordan Hollett took the loss with 25 saves on 30 shots.

The Broncos finished two-for-four on the man-advantage, while the Pats were one-for-six on the power play.

The Broncos improved to 31-20-4-6, while Regina dropped to 44-9-7-1. The Broncos will host the Brandon Wheat Kings on Tuesday.