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Novotny has shootout winner as Swift Current Broncos edge Moose Jaw 4-3

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SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Stepan Novotny scored the lone goal in the shootout to lift the Swift Current Broncos to a 4-3 win over the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.

Michael Stickland, Justin Dowling and Michael Hay provided the offence for Swift Current (36-30-5).

Jason Bast scored twice in regulation for Moose Jaw (33-27-11), while Kevin Smith tied the game with 52 seconds left in regulation time.

Novotny's goal ties the Broncos and the Warriors with 77 points for seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The teams will decide their playoff positioning in a head to head showdown in Moose Jaw Sunday night.

Broncos netminder Mark Friesen turned aside 24 of 27 shots in regulation along with four shootout attempts.

Moose Jaw goaltender Brandon Glover stopped 36 of 39 shots.

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