I didn't watch the game, but it was an even 1-1 game until, the broncos broke out of their scoring slump and potted 3 goals in the third period.
That makes just 1 Tiger win in their last 6 games, and it wont get any easier for them Sunday when the Wheat Kings pay a visit. Brandon has been on a hot streak lately earning at least 1 point in each of their last 10 games.
Brandon has a fast aggressive team that keeps coming at you. When they smell blood they will sometimes doubleshift their top 2 lines for extreme pressure. The tigers will get their chances only if they use their quick neutral ice transition game. The Tigers will have to try and limit the panic in their own zone by making sure the puck gets chipped out passed their blueline, and making sure 2 forwards are always helping out backchecking. Adding a few PP goals wouldn't hurt either.
The Home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs seems to be slipping away pretty fast. Kootenay has 3 points and 3 games in hand on that last spot. (The Tigers still get to play the Ice 3 times)
Furthermore adding Fuel to the Fire, the Red Deer Rebels have gained a ton of ground on the Tigers. The rebels are 4 points back with 3 games in hand.
As of right now it is impossible to predict who they will play in the first round of the playoffs. If the Tigers play well down the stretch it will probably be kootenay. However if the Tigers play mediocre or poor, it could easily be Brandon, saskatoon or calgary.