REGINA - The Swift Current Broncos (25-18-0-1) spoiled the homecoming of World Junior Hockey Championship gold medallists Jordan Eberle and Colten Teubert, scoring four second-period goals en route to beating the Regina Pats 5-3 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
With Eberle and Teubert back in the lineup for the first time in almost a month, Regina (19-21-1-4) jumped out to an early lead.
Forward Matt Strueby got things started for the Pats midway through the first when he dropped back to cover the point and beat Swift Current goalie Travis Yonkman with a slapshot.
Regina's Matt Robertson put Regina ahead 2-0 two minutes later when he split Swift Current's defence and Jordan Eberle sent him in on a partial breakaway. Robertson, acquired from the Prince Albert Raiders for forward Michael MacAngus earlier in the week, let go a rocket of a wrist shot for his 16th of the year and first as a Pat.
Swift Current then answered back with five straight goals. The first came just 12 seconds after Robertson's when Jan Dalecky rattled a wrist slot off post and in for his ninth of the year.
Two minutes into the second Eric Doyle tied the game 2-2 when he blasted a slap shot from the point into the top corner behind Regina goalie Linden Rowat. Three minutes after that Swift Current went ahead 3-2 when Keegan Dansereau set up Matt Tassone with a perfect pass on a two on one for Tassone's 24th of the season.
Near the end of the second Spencer McAvoy and Geordie Wudrick added two more, both on the power play, to make it a 5-2 game going into the final frame.
Eberle added one more for Regina in the third after Robertson sent him in on a shorthanded breakaway. The loss marks the Pats? sixth in row and came in front of 5,928 fans, Regina's largest crowd of the season.
Yonkman made 28 saves for the win while Rowat stopped 23 shots in the loss.