Broncos surrender late lead in shootout loss

Ethan Regnier (right) beat Kootenay’s Valtteri Kakkonen for the Broncos only goal during a 2-1 shootout loss on Tuesday. SCOTT ANDERSON/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

A second victory remains elusive for the Swift Current Broncos this season.

The Broncos held a late lead, but eventually lost 2-1 in a shootout to the visiting Kootenay Ice on Tuesday.

Looking to snap a seven-game losing streak, the Broncos led on a first period breakaway goal from Ethan Regnier as the Broncos outshot the Ice 20-6 in the frame.

A late penalty allowed Brett Davis to score with 4:11 left on the clock to force overtime.

Jaeger White was whistled for a slew-footing double minor as regulation expired, but the Broncos were unable to capitalize on the four-minute man-advantage.

Both Peyton Krebbs and Brett Davis scored in the shootout, while Alec Zawatsky and Max Patterson with both turned aside for the Broncos.

Peyton Krebbs beat Joel Hofer in the shootout.

Joel Hofer took the loss with 28 saves, while Jesse Makaj earned his first career win with 41 saves.

The Broncos fell to 1-14-0-1, while the Ice improved to 5-7-2-1. The Broncos are back at home against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday.