REGINA - The Swift Current Broncos' well-rounded defence started the Western Hockey League season off with a bang.
Coda Gordon and Julius Honka had a goal and two assists each as Swift Current crushed the Regina Pats 7-2 in the season opener for both teams.
Brycen Martin and Connor Sanvido had power-play goals for the Broncos (1-0-0), while Dillon Heatherington, Zac Mackay and Tanner LeSann also scored.
Geordie Maguire scored both of Regina's (0-1-0) goals.
Landon Bow made 25 saves for the win. Dawson MacAuley played the first two periods for the Pats, stopping 13-of-18 shots. Teagan Sacher turned aside 4-of-6 shots in the third.
Both teams had discipline problems throughout the game. Swift Current had 39 minutes of penalties, while Regina racked up 31.