Broncos down to final playoff life after home loss

Rylan Gould was looking to beat Jackson Unger low during game four on April 17. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

The Swift Current Broncos lost a second straight home game on Wednesday as they now trail the Eastern Conference semi-final series 3-1. The visiting Moose Jaw Warriors scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Broncos 5-2.

The Broncos took the lead for the fourth time in the series when Conor Geekie fired a one-timer home from the top of the face-off circle 8:17 into regulation. The Warriors tied the game on a three-on-one when Ethan Hughes notched his first goal of the playoffs during a lightning quick opening stanza.

The Broncos took a second lead 2:04 into the second period when Calbeb Wyrostok intercepted a pass and roofed his third goal of the post-season. The Warriors tied the game again midway through the period with a Jagger Firkus goal on a rebound opportunity.

The Warriors took their first lead 5:05 into the third period when they took advantage of a Broncos turnover in the neutral zone and Brayden Yager scored his fifth goal of the series with a top-corner shot. The Warriors added to the lead midway through the period on an outstanding individual effort from Rilen Kovacevic for a breakaway goal. Jagger Firkus scored into an empty net with 3:58 remaining in regulation to close the scoring.

Reid Dyck took the loss with 30 saves. Jackson Unger made 36 saves to improve to 7-1-0-0 in the playoffs.

Games five will be Friday in Moose Jaw.