Swift Current Broncos defenceman Colby Sissons has earned his place among the elite in the Western Hockey League.
Sissons sits tied for second in the league in points by a defenceman with 60 (11 G, 49 A) in 57 games and already has more points this season than he's had in the rest of his career combined (50 pts in 136 games).
"I've had an opportunity to play with some really good players this year. Hepo, Steener, Gawds... they've all had unbelievable seasons so far, and I'm just kind of feeding off that," said Sissons on what could be the recipe for that success this season. "I don't think I've changed a whole lot in my game. I think maybe some bounces are going my way this year. Just another year of experience has helped definitely."
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound blueliner from Edmonton says his competitive nature has shone through at times when seeing where leading defenceman David Quenneville (64 pts) and Kale Clague (60) sit points-wise.
"You always want to be the best player. I think that's the competitive side of my game. I've always kind of been a competitive person - I check in on it," Sissons admitted, noting he still remains focused on the team's task at hand. "At the end of the day of course I want to win as a team, but I think if I'm doing the right things then I'm going to be successful. It's obviously nice to get recognized for it, but at the end of the day I care about what we're doing as a team."
The 19-year-old is tied at the top of the WHL's plus/minus ranking with fellow teammate Glenn Gawdin. The pair of Broncos stand at a +48 for the season so far.
The New Jersey Devils blueline prospect and the Broncos host the Brandon Wheat Kings once again tonight at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex.
Coming off a 5-2 win over the Manitoba squad this past Saturday, the Broncos look to build on their current four-game win streak.
Swift Current is 2-1-2-0 against the Wheat Kings this season.
Listen live to Robertson Family Group Broncos Hockey on The Eagle 94.1 at 6:30 p.m. Puck drop between the Broncos and Wheat Kings is slated for 7pm.