Female Midget AA Broncos lose series opener

The Swift Current Full Line Ag Broncos opened the second round of the South Sask Female Midget AA Hockey League playoffs in Estevan Saturday.

The Broncos lost the series opener 3-2 when they were outshot 49-15. Kaitlin Haubrich and Sara Kendall scored first-period goals but the Panthers scored goals in the second and third period to hold on to home-ice advantage. Malisa Collier, Courtney Funk, and Tiana Knight added assists.

The Broncos had finished fifth in the regular season with a 14-9-5 record, only six points behind the first-place Panthers (15-4-9).

Game two will be played Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Fairview West Arena. Game three, if needed, will be March 14 back in Estevan.