Cody Eakin of the Dallas Stars is a former Swift Current Bronco
Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs is a former Swift Current Bronco
On Thursday night, former Bronco Cody Eakin's Dallas Stars and Colton Orr's Toronto Maple Leafs played each other.
Tempers flared and Orr, who played for the Broncos from 1998 to 2001, laid a hard and possibly illegal hit on Bronco Alumni Cody Eakin, who played in Swift Current from 2006 to 2010.
Eakin and Orr play in the National Hockey League along with former Bronco captain Zack Smith, who is from Maple Creek and plays for Ottawa. There is also Stewart Valley's Travis Moen of the Montreal Canadiens, Aneroid's Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks and former Swift Current Bronco players Dale Weise of the Vancouver Canucks, Paul Postma of the Winnipeg Jets and Michal Rozsival of The Chicago Blackhawks. Former Bronco coach Todd McLellan is also the head coach of the San Jose Sharks and former Bronco trainer Paul Ayotte is the head Athletic Therapist for Orr's Toronto Maple Leafs.