Swift Current Broncos

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Swift Current Broncos
founding 1967
history Swift Current Broncos
Lethbridge Broncos
Swift Current Broncos
since 1986
Stadion Credit Union iPlex
Location Swift Current , Saskatchewan
Team colors blue, black, silver
league Western Hockey League
Head coach Mark Lamb
General manager Mark Lamb
Memorial Cups 1989
Ed Chynoweth Cups 1988/89 , 1992/93 , 2017/18

The Swift Current Broncos are a Canadian ice hockey team based in Swift Current , Saskatchewan . The team played from 1967 to 1974 and again since 1986 in one of the three highest Canadian junior ice hockey leagues, the Western Hockey League (WHL).


The Swift Current Broncos were founded in 1967 as a franchise of the Western Hockey League , in which they initially played until 1974. Her greatest success was initially reaching the playoff semi-finals in the 1973/74 season. Following this season, the franchise was relocated to Lethbridge , Alberta , where it was active in the WHL for the next twelve years under the name Lethbridge Broncos . In 1986 it was moved back to Swift Current, where the team has since played again under the original name Swift Current Broncos . The team's most successful season was the 1988/89 season, in which it first won the Ed Chynoweth Cup and then took part in the Memorial Cup as a WHL champion , which it also won. Most recently, Swift Current was WHL champion in the 1992/93 season.

On December 30, 1986, the team suffered a major disaster. When the Broncos were on their way to a game against the Regina Pats , the driver lost control of the team bus on a slippery road, which fell down an embankment. Four Swift Current Broncos players lost their lives in the accident. Since the 1994/95 season, the award for the best player in the WHL has been named the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy in memory of the four who died .

Former players

The following players who were active for the Swift Current Broncos played in the National Hockey League during their careers :

Team records

Career records

Games: 342 Brent TwordikCanadaCanada
Goals: 216 Todd HoltCanadaCanada
Assists: 244 Dan LambertCanadaCanada
Points: 423 Todd HoltCanadaCanada
Penalty minutes: 743 Tyler WillisCanadaCanada

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