The year in sports by the numbers


0 – goals scored by the host Moose Jaw Warriors in the seventh and deciding game of the Eastern Conference semi-final against the Swift Current Broncos. The Broncos defeated the Warriors 6-0 at Mosaic Place to dispose of the top ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League.

1 – goal scored by Swift Current Broncos sniper Tyler Steenbergen in the entire 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, the gold-medal winning goal with 1:40 remaining in a 3-1 Canadian win over Sweden.

2 – straight Swift Current Broncos who have won the Brad Hornung Award as the WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year after Aleksi Heponiemi took home the award, following linemate Tyler Steenbergen the previous season.

3 – straight medals at SHSAA 5A Boy’s Volleyball Provincials for the Swift Current Comp. Colts after winning silver in Prince Albert in November.

4 – medals for SCCHS wrestlers at SHSAA Provincials in Saskatoon, including gold for Aleah Nickel.

5 – Local players taken in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, led by defenseman Joe Arntsen in the second round, 35th overall, by the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

6.63 – metres travelled through the air by Swift Current’s Scott Joseph to set a new U18 Boys Long Jump record at the 2018 Western Canadian Tri Province Championship in Sherwood Park, AB in July.

8 – head coaches in Swift Current Broncos history after Dean Brockman replaced Manny Viveiros, who left to join the Edmonton Oilers.

10 – consecutive Moose Jaw High School Girl’s Soccer League titles for the Swift Current Comp. Ardens after they upset Weyburn in the championship game on October 17.

13 – medals for SWAC athletes at SHSAA Track and Field Provincials in Prince Albert.

15 – home runs, a new Swift Current 57’s franchise record, hit by first baseman Bo McClintock in 41 games in the Western Major Baseball League.

19 – wins in 24 games for the Swift Current Tarpon Energy Atom Tier I Broncos on their way to a South East Hockey League title.

22 – consecutive sellouts of 2,890 fans at the Innovation Credit Union iplex, 13 in the playoffs and nine in the regular season, to conclude the 2017-18 season during the Swift Current Broncos championship run.

23 – consecutive wins, and counting, for the Swift Current Abbey Resources Broncos to open the Saskatchewan Midget AA Hockey League 2018-19 regular season.

29 – years to the day after they won their only Memorial Cup that the Swift Current Broncos defeated Everett 3-0 on May 13 to clinch the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions.

30 – consecutive games with at least one point for the Nipawin Hawks in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last season. The Hawks were coached by Bracken’s Doug Johnson, who was named the SJHL Coach of the Year for a second straight season.

32 – points in 24 games for Swift Current Broncos’ captain Glenn Gawdin on his way to WHL Playoff MVP honors.

35 – races that Talyah Cuthbert swam for the ACT/UCT Stingrays Swim Club without a loss this past summer, including five gold medals at Provincials in Estevan.

42 – medals won by Team South West at the Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford in February.

61 – more goals for than against that Glenn Gawdin was on the ice for to win the WHL Plus-Minus Award last season.

78 – inches, the height of Swift Current’s Dylan Mortensen, who was named the U Sports Men’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year after he compiled 299 kills in his debut season with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

90 – assists in 57 games for Aleksi Heponiemi to lead the WHL during the 2017-18 season.

95 – game league unbeaten streak that came to an end for the Swift Current Comp. Ardens in Weyburn on September 6 in a 2-1 loss to the host Eagles.

110 – regular season and playoff victories for Manny Viveiros in two seasons at the helm of the Swift Current Broncos.

111 – saves made by Stuart Skinner in three games for the Swift Current Broncos at the 100th MasterCard Memorial Cup in Regina.

462 – points for the Swift Current Comp. Colts and Ardens to win their first ever team title at the SHSAA Provincial Track and Field Championships in Prince Albert.

561,500 – dollars in profit the Swift Current Broncos made during their championship fiscal year, the second highest in franchise history.