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Game Notes - February 18th, Broncos vs. Wheat Kings

February 18, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Swift Current Broncos News Release

Roster Moves/News: 20-year-old forward Tanner Nagel was named team captain on Jan. 11th while defenceman Matt Stanley and forward Ethan Regnier were named alternates... Broncos acquired forward Tyler Smithies, a 4th round pick in 2020 & 5th round pick in 2021 from Moose Jaw in exchange for forward Alec Zawatsky on Jan. 10th... Broncos dealt Joel Hofer to the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for six future WHL Bantam draft picks, including two first-round selections... Broncos forward Quinton Waitzner was released by the club on Jan. 8th...

2018-19 Regular Season Records: Swift Current (10-40-2-2) 6th East Division; Brandon (26-22-3-4) 4th East Division

Head t0 Head: SC - Joona Kiviniemi 4GP, 2G, 1A, 3PTS - Ethan O'Rourke 5GP, 2G, 1A, 3PTS - Alex Moar 4GP, 1G, 2A, 3 PTS | BDN Luka Burzan 5GP, 3G, 3A, 6PTS - Stelio Mattheos 5GP, 3G, 3A, 6PTS - Zach Wytinck 4GP, 2G, 4A, 6PTS

Special Teams: The Broncos power play is operating at a 16.0% rate (29/181) which ranks 22nd in the WHL while the penalty kill is ranked 14th, operating at a 77.9% success mark...

Leaders: Joona Kiviniemi leads the team in goals with (14)... Connor Horning and Ethan Regnier lead the club in assists with (19) each... Ethan Regnier leads the team in points with (27)... Connor Horning leads the team in power play goals (5)... Matthew Stanley leads the club in penalty minutes with (121)...

WHL Firsts 2018-19: Matthew Culling netted his first WHL goal on Sept. 29th @ RD... Eric Houk netted his first WHL goal on Oct.5th vs. REG... Billy Sowa tallied his first WHL assist on Oct. 5th vs. REG... Ben King tallied his first WHL assist on Oct. 6th @ MJ... King scored his first career WHL goal on Oct. 16th @ VAN... Christian Riemer recorded his first WHL assist on Oct. 16th @ VAN... Joona Kiviniemi netted his first WHL goal on Oct. 17th @ VIC... Alex Moar recorded his first WHL assist on Nov. 2nd vs. LET... Rookie goaltender Isaac Poulter recorded his first WHL victory on Nov. 3rd vs. EDM... Austin Herron notched his first career WHL assist on Dec. 14th vs. PA... Dawson Springer scored his first WHL goal in his first WHL regular season game on Dec. 15th @ PA... Alex Moar buried his first WHL goal in 4-3 OT win @ MJ on Dec. 27th... Billy Sowa recorded his first WHL goal vs. SAS on Dec. 30th... Kye Buchanan recorded his first career WHL assist on Jan. 12th vs. SEA... Riemer scored his first WHL goal on Feb. 1st vs. KTN...

Milestone Watch: Ethan O'Rourke is 11 games away from playing in 150 for his WHL career... Carter Chorney is 11 games away from achieving 100 for his WHL career...

The Roster: The Broncos have 23 players on their roster.

Imports are Joona Kiviniemi and Roope Pynnonen from Finland...Riley Lamb, Matt Stanley & Tanner Nagel are the 20-year-olds on the roster... Two 1999's: Ethan O'Rourke & Ian Briscoe... Six 2000's: Ethan Regnier, Tyler Lees, Garrett Sambrook, Christian Riemer, Tyler Smithies & Owen Blocker... Ten 2001's: Alex Moar, Isaac Poulter, Connor Horning, Roope Pynnonen, Joona Kiviniemi, Matthew Culling, Austin Herron, Carter Chorney, Kye Buchanan & Eric Houk... Two 2002's: Ben King and Billy Sowa...


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