Even when faced with an early deficit, the Swift Current Broncos found a way to win.
Justin Dowling scored the game winner with 3:14 left in regulation to complete a Broncos come-from-behind 3-2 win over the visiting Red Deer Rebels in Western Hockey League action Wednesday. Swift Current has started the year with five consecutive wins, and is first in the East Division.
Red Deer opened a 2-1 first period lead on the strength of two power-play goals from Willie Coetzee.
Keegan Dansereau scored his team-leading fourth goal to open the scoring for the Broncos, while Matt Tassone added a second period power-play marker to tie the game at 2-2.
Swift Current netminder Mark Guggenberger posted his third win of the season by turning aside 32 of 34 shots. Red Deer goaltender Morgan Clark suffered his first regulation loss of the campaign after yielding three goals on 33 shots.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Edmonton 4 Saskatoon 2; Regina 7 Moose Jaw 3; Kelowna 4 Everett 2; and Chilliwack 2 Spokane 1 (SO).
At Swift Current, Sask., Red Deer scored twice in eight power-play chances, while Swift Current was 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
With the loss, Red Deer drops to third in the Central Division at 3-1-0-1.
Oil Kings 4 Blades 2
At Saskatoon, Jeff Lee had two goals and an assist to lead Edmonton to a road win over the Blades.
Pats 7 Warriors 3
At Regina, Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist to lead the Pats to a win over Moose Jaw .
Rockets 4 Silvertips 2
At Kelowna, B.C., Colin Long scored two goals and the Rockets defeated Everett.
Bruins 2 Chiefs 1 (SO)
At Chilliwack, B.C., Jeff Einhorn scored the shootout winner as the Bruins beat defending Memorial Cup champion Spokane.