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Wyrostok Impresses in Debut, But Broncos Fall in Edmonton

December 12, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Swift Current Broncos News Release

EDMONTON, AB - The Swift Current Broncos (6-20-1-2) got a dream Western Hockey League debut from prospect Caleb Wyrostok as he scored in his first ever game, but that was all the offence they would get as the dropped a 3-1 game to the Edmonton Oil Kings (20-6-5-2) Wednesday night.

Much like the past two games, the Broncos found themselves giving up a pair of quick-strike goals as the Oil Kings struck quickly.

After Jake Neighbours deflected a shot from the blue line to open the scoring, 34 seconds later Edmonton came in on a two-on-one rush.

Ethan McIndoe saucered the puck to David Kope who tapped it past an outstretched Isaac Poulter to give Edmonton a 2-0 lead 5:58 into the first period. Hayden Ostir hit the post not long after as the period ended 2-0.

Ethan Regnier then found iron early in the as the Broncos pressured to cut into Edmonton's lead. Then Wyrostok struck.

After intercepting a puck at centre, Wyrostok caught the Oil Kings defenceman flat footed and stepped around him. After protecting the puck and taking it to the net, Wyrostok was able to pull it around Todd Scott and slide it home to score in his WHL debut and cut into the Oil Kings lead.

The second period ended 2-1 after Swift Current outshot Edmonton 9-8 in the period.

The Broncos had a glorious opportunity to tie the game in the third when Jalen Lyupen was given a four-minute penalty for slewfooting, and Scott was forced to the bench with an equipment issue.

Sebastian Cossa was forced into action on a penalty kill, but the Broncos couldn't get the puck to the net and Edmonton killed off the power play.

With Poulter on the bench late in the game, the puck was turned over at the Edmonton line and Riley Sawchuk hit the empty net to make the final score 3-1.

The Broncos have their chance at revenge on Friday night as the two teams will meet again at Rogers Place.

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