Prince Rupert’s Slubowski plays 40 minutes in Broncos victory

Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Frank Slubowski is back between the pipes for the University of Western Michigan Broncos.

Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Frank Slubowski was back between the pipes for the University of Western Michigan Broncos for the start of his third season with the team.

Playing the “Border Battle” against the University of Western Ontario on Oct. 5, Slubowski was back in form, shutting down the Ontario offense in the first and making five saves in the process. In the second frame, Slubowski allowed one goal on four shots, helping lead the Broncos to a 3-1 lead through two periods of play.

Backup goalie Luka Hafner took it from there, stopping nine of 11 shots to give the Broncos the 5-2 victory.

“We played a strong Canadian team that was 5-0 coming in to tonight. They pushed us real hard,” said head coach Andy Murray of the win.

With the preseason out of the way, the Broncos will begin the regular season this weekend with a home-and-home series against Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday.