The Swift Current Broncos open a pivotal home-and-home series tonight with the Medicine Hat Tigers in town and a divisional title still on the line.

Swift Current leapfrogged the Tigers, who held the divisional lead since Oct. 28, for the Central Division lead on Tuesday night with a 4-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders.

The Broncos have won 10 of their last 11 games to track down Medicine Hat for second in the WHL's Eastern Conference while the Tigers have been trending the opposite way losing six of their last eight contests.

"That's (been) our goal since the start of the season (winning the Central Division), so to have it finally come to fruition (is awesome)," Swift Current Broncos defenceman Ryan McCleary said. "We've been doing well, hopefully, we can keep it going."

Both teams' recent runs include the Broncos winning the last home-and-home series with each other back on Feb. 23 and 24, 4-1 and 4-3 respectively. Swift Current is leading the season series between the Trans-Canada rivals 5-2.

McCleary, from Swift Current, was playing for the Swift Current U15 AA Broncos the last time his hometown WHL club hoisted the Ed Chynoweth Cup and he's hoping they can do it again in his final season at the junior hockey level.

"I watched them win back in 2018 and that was a crazy moment for the town," he recalled. "Now I want to repeat it with this team and we have a great team for it."

It's Country Night at the InnovationPlex with a pile of giveaways courtesy of Country 94.1 including a Vida by Paderno Wi-Fi connected smart 6-in-1 pellet grill with touch screen. 

Tonight's contest will get underway with Redhead Equipment Case IH Broncos Hockey at 6:45 p.m. on Country 94.1.