Broncos win second straight in overtime

Andrew Fyten fired home the overtime winner against the Edmonton Oil Kings. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

The Swift Current Broncos won for a second straight night in overtime when Andrew Fyten wired a wrist shot home from high slot only 41 seconds into the three-on-three overtime period.

Unlike the previous evening, the Broncos led most of the way, but surrendered a third-period lead to set the stage for more overtime heroics in a 4-3 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings.

After a scoreless first period, the Broncos took advantage of their first power play when Max Patterson tipped home a point shot for his fourth goal of the season 1:02 into the second period.

The Broncos added to the lead when Ethan Regnier kept the puck on a two-on-one and snapped it high to the blocker side of Dylan Miskew for his fourth of the campaign.

The Oil Kings also capitalized on their first power play when Trey Fix-Wolansky danced through the Broncos and then set up Jalen Luypen for an easy goal.

The Broncos replied only 22 seconds later when Alec Zawatsky collected a loose puck in the slot and fired it home for his seventh goal of the season. The Oil Kings cut the lead to one goal for a second time when Brett Kemp fired home a low shot with 33.6 seconds left in the middle stanza.

The Oil Kings tied the game in controversial fashion early in the third period when the officials missed an obvious interference infraction that allowed Matthew Robertson to score the tying goal.

The Broncos thought they had regained the lead with 7:34 left when Alec Zawatsky wired a puck off the cross bar. It was initially called a goal on the ice, then changed after an officials conference, then ruled by replay to be no goal.

Isaac Poulter made 42 saves for his first career victory. “It’s a lot of adrenaline right now,” admitted Poulter. “It’s great to get the first win and have everything just go our way tonight.”

“We don’t get to the win tonight without Poults, he was unbelievable,” said Head Coach Dean Brockman. “Our goaltending has been unbelievable all year. It was great to see him get the win, but also, more importantly, see our team get the win.”

Dylan Myskiw made 17 saves to fall to 7–6-0-0 on the season.

The Broncos improved to 3-14-0-1, while the Oil Kings fell to 10-7-1-1.

The Broncos are off until Friday when they visit the WHL leading Prince Albert Raiders.