Broncos end six-game losing streak in Red Deer

The Swift Current Broncos snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the host Red Deer Rebels on Saturday.

One night after being shutout in Red Deer, the Broncos scored twice on the power play while leading for most of the contest. Josh Filmon opened the scoring with a power play goal 6:28 into regulation, his 45th goal of the season. Hunter Mayo tied the game for Red Deer at the 12:56 mark of the first period. Drew Englot restored the lead for good with his seventh goal of the season, also on the power play, in the final minute of the opening frame.

Mathew Ward sealed the win with an empty net insurance goal with 42 seconds remaining in regulation.

Reid Dyck earned the win with 31 saves for the Broncos. Chase Coward took the loss for the Rebels despite making 34 saves against his hometown team.

The Broncos improved to 29-32-1-3 as they remain ninth in the Eastern Conference. Red Deer leads the Central Division with a 42-18-3-3 record.

The Broncos trail Medicine Hat by three points for seventh and the Calgary Hitmen by two points for eighth. The Tigers and Hitmen will face-off in Calgary on Sunday.

The Broncos will return to action on Tuesday when they host the last-place Edmonton Oil Kings with only three games remaining in the regular season.