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WHL Roundup: Swift Current Broncos dump Regina Pats 7-2 as regular season begins

Friday, 09.20.2013 / 12:54 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Swift Current Broncos dump Regina Pats 7-2 as regular season begins

REGINA - The Swift Current Broncos' well-rounded defence started the Western Hockey League season off with a bang.

Coda Gordon and Julius Honka had a goal and two assists each as Swift Current crushed the Regina Pats 7-2 in the season opener for both teams.

Brycen Martin and Connor Sanvido had power-play goals for the Broncos (1-0-0), while Dillon Heatherington, Zac Mackay and Tanner LeSann also scored.

Geordie Maguire scored both of Regina's (0-1-0) goals.

Landon Bow made 25 saves for the win. Dawson MacAuley played the first two periods for the Pats, stopping 13-of-18 shots. Teagan Sacher turned aside 4-of-6 shots in the third.

Both teams had discipline problems throughout the game. Swift Current had 39 minutes of penalties, while Regina racked up 31.

The Broncos went 2 for 4 on the power play and the Pats scored once on nine man advantages.

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