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Mayor Talk and Broncos Home Opener

A little bit late on this but below is the audio from yesterday's chat with our Mayor

Broncos Home Opener

This morning had Dianne Sletten in to talk about the Broncos home opener coming up this Saturday

Broncos Goaltending

First things first, this morning we had Val in to talk about In Motion week in Swift from Sept 23-28

Also hopped on the phone with Deanne Guest from the Children's Wish Foundation to talk about the Wish Walk in October

Now getting into some Bronco talk, with a home and home to kick off the season with Regina starting Thursday in Regina

Broncos Pats

More specifically I want to talk goaltending.  The Broncos this year are looking at a great problem to have (unless you ask the Vancouver Canucks).  That problem in my opinion is you have two capable starting goaltenders on the roster.  I know preseason doesn't count for a lot but I thought Landon Bow proved himself to be more than capable of being a good WHL keeper.  Not a hundred percent sure why Laurikainen didn't start a single preseason game but honestly heading into the season opener I'd be tempted to go with Bow as he is in a groove right now coming off great back to back starts against the Warriors.  I like the model that the Oil Kings used last year.  Brossoit was a 19 year old who was the "starter" but Jarry (now a Penguins 1st round pick) was a 17 year old who got half the starts as they looked to the future.  I think that's the best model a WHL team can roll with.  You give the playoffs to the older "starter" (if his play warrants it) but you give as much ice time as possible to the 17 year old so that you always have a guy with experience coming up through your ranks.  I really hope to see this with the Broncos this year as I think they have one of, if not the best tandems in the league.  Something to keep an eye on anyways as the Broncos come back home on the 21st for their home opener.  Check out the Stable at the iPlex for your tickets and after party tickets

Overtime September 9th Podcast

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The only local sports talk show in southwest Saskatchewan was on the air Monday night.

Home Hardware’s Overtime runs from 6pm to 7pm every Monday night live from Boston Pizza’s lounge in Swift Current and on The Eagle 94.1 FM.
Overtime September 9th Podcast
Rider Nation is puzzled after a loss to the basement dwelling Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Banjo Bowl over the weekend. What happened? Winnipeg Sun writer Kirk Penton joined us to follow up on our chat before the Labour Day game and discuss what happened this weekend. We also had Brad Brown the CP reporter on the Riders home games with us on the show to get both sides.

Staying with football, it was an exciting weekend for the Swift Current Comp Colts as they opened the season with a huge victory over Moose Jaw Vanier. Colts Coach Derek Murdoch joined us to discuss that and their home opener on Saturday.

The Swift Current Broncos have a home and home with Moose Jaw coming up this weekend to wrap up the pre-season. Former Warrior and current Bronco Andrew Johnson came on with us to discuss his early days with the Broncos and facing his former team.

We always want your thoughts!

Join the discussion every Monday from 6pm to 7pm by texting us at 306-773-0941, tweeting Shawn @shawnmullin or come say hi Boston Pizza.

Listen live at 94.1 FM or click here for our online stream.

More On Community Festival & City Wide Registration


This morning had Donna Gatzke on the morning show to talk about the Community Festival portion of the City Wide Registration set up for tommorow and Thursday nights

Also I said I'd give you more details on the Broncos home opener today.  September 21st the Broncos host the Pats to kick off the home portion of their 2013-2014 WHL Schedule.  Pregame tailgate party is planned from 4PM - 6PM in the iPlex parking lot.  Lots of stuff for the kids, some music, some food, some drinks.  Getting you teed up for some hockey American style and the way September is looking thus far the weather should be perfect for it as well.  After the game the Buffalo Brew Pub has set up a post game party as well with The Chevelles.  Tickets for the post game party are ten dollars and available at the iPlex in the Stable (the Broncos Souvenier shop).  You can also call 306-773-1509 or check out for all your Broncos related questions or concerns

City Wide Registration/Community Festival


Nicole from the city was in this morning to talk about City Wide Registration and the Community Festival happening at the Fairgrounds Wednesday and Thursday nights

Haven't done this blog thing in a while due to a super busy summer, but now that the summer fun is over should start throwing down my thoughts and opinions on a more consistent basis.  Not even gonna touch the debacle that was the Riders game yesterday... I'd rather just move on and concentrate on golf (I mean hockey).  The Eagle 94.1 has every minute of action for the 2013-2014 WHL regular season and the final two preseason matchups.  Friday and Saturday this week marks a home and home with the Moose Jaw Warriors, both nights you can catch the pregame show at 6:30 and play by play at 7:00.  The regular season kicks off in Regina for the Broncos Thursday the 19th, with the home opener on the 21st hosting the Regina Pats.  A pregame and postgame party are set up for that home opener as well, more details on the way tommorow or you can visit right now for the details

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