Broncos eliminated from WHL playoffs

Brayden Yager and Conor Geekie embrace at the conclusion of the Eastern Conference semi-final series. Nick Pettigrew/Moose Jaw Warriors

The Swift Current Broncos were eliminated from the Western Hockey League Playoffs with a 4-2 loss to the host Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday.

The Broncos had won game one of the Eastern Conference semi-final before losing the next four games.

The Broncos scored first for a fifth straight goal when Josh Filmon found the top corner for his seventh goal of the post-season. The lead only lasted 38 seconds until Jagger Firkus scored his seventh goal of the playoffs on an odd-man rush after a Broncos turnover. The Warriors quickly took the lead on a power play goal from Firkus for a 2-1 lead after one period.

The Warriors doubled the lead in the second period when Firkus struck for his third goal on a two-man advantage.

The Broncos kept fighting in the third period and closed within one goal with a Conor Geekie power play goal. Their comeback was stamped out by another long empty-net goal from Mathew Savoie in the final minute.

Reid Dyck took the loss with 35 saves. Jackson Unger improved to 8-1 with 34 saves for the Warriors.

The Warriors will now face the Saskatoon Blades in the Eastern Conference championship series.