The WHL champion Swift Current Broncos begin their Memorial Cup run Saturday afternoon.
They take on Acadie-Bathurst at 2 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
It’s already been quite a ride for the Broncos having set a league record by playing 26 post season games.
And the team is ready to get back out on the ice despite only having a week off.
“We want to get back into a routine as quick as possible and get set up here in Regina like we normally do when we play on the road here,” coach Manny Viveiros said. “The kids are good, we’re focused and we can’t wait to get going.”
The Broncos are the first Saskatchewan team to win the WHL title in 25-years so the pressure is on.
Viveiros has been seeking advice and preparing his team for what lies ahead.
“We’ve called on a lot of general managers and coaches from the WHL that have been in the situation before and asked for advice tried to pass that on to our kids,” Viveiros said.
Although the best advice may be from Viveiros himself, he’s in the unique position of being a coach who won the Memorial Cup back in 1985.
“It’s something you will never forget and that is what I’ve told the kids, I want you to enjoy this as much as possible,” Viveiros recalled.
Puck drop is at 5 p.m.
-With files from Arielle Zerr