HUMBOLDT — It was a young but capable team the Humboldt Broncos celebrated at their awards night for their 50th year.
“You were too young, too inexperienced to make the playoffs, they said. Well, you proved them wrong,” said Jamie Brockman, the team’s president.
There were 20 trophies given at the March 13 supper. Logan Foster received the Most Valuable Player.
“It’s a huge honour,” he said. “I can’t really do anything but thank my teammates. I know I had a pretty good season point wise but it's the hard work of my teammates and my coaches. It's a team game.”
Foster, who’s graduating from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League this year, said he was happy with how the year went.
“I think it went pretty well for how young we were. Obviously the playoff result wasn’t what we wanted but we worked really hard,” he said, “I think it was a pretty successful year.”
Foster also got the Top Scorer award and the Three Star award for home games.
Graysen Cameron, the team captain, received a Passion for the Game award.
“It was a huge honour coming in this year and getting the opportunity to be the captain of this great organization. [Head coach Scott] Barney made that transition really easy for me and I had some great leadership in the past to learn from.”
Cameron, who’s also graduating from the SJHL, said this year was one of the best of his life.
“Moving forward here, you guys got a great core group here,” he said. “All you guys are around the same age and moving forward, you guys are all leaders. I wouldn't be able to be where I am today without the help of you guys.”
Barney told the players they made this season one of the most enjoyable years of his life.
“It's not only about the hockey. I hope I influenced you guys as much as you have all had influence on me,” he said. “You have formed a bond, a bond that nobody will ever be able to take away from you.”
All of the speakers at the awards night acknowledged the coaches, players, volunteers and fans.
“I just want to thank the fans for coming out to all the games and all the parents and billets and everyone involved in our organization,” Foster said. “It means a lot to me and our whole team.”
Elgar Petersen Contributions On/Off Ice: Justin Jamer
Roger Nielsen Hockey Ministries Award: Kade Olsen
Colony Motors Top Scorer: Logan Foster
107.5 Bolt FM 3 Star Award (Road Games): Tristan Shewchuk
Parobec Fitness & Performance Fitness Award: Doug Scott
Quality Tire 3 Star Award (Home Games): Logan Foster
Great Western Brewing Company O16 Broncos Leadership Award: Doug Scott
Universal Sports Plus/Minus Award: Noah Barlage
Humboldt Home Hardware Fan Favourite Award: Karter McNarland
Passion for the Game Award: Graysen Cameron
Alphonse Krakowka Memorial Trophy Defensive Defenseman: Kade Olsen
Pioneer Hotel & Motel Offensive Defenseman: Doug Scott
RONA Most Dedicated Player: Noah Barlage
Humboldt Co-op Hardest Worker: Max Gudnason
Hergott Farm Equipment Rookie of the Year: Karter McNarland
Humboldt Engraving Unsung Hero Award: Reid Arnold
Dr. Gerry Rooney Playoff MVP: Tristan Shewchuk
Dr. Terry Henning Most Improved Player: Logan Kurki
Conexus Credit Union Most Valuable Player: Logan Foster
Coach’s Award Best Team Player: Braiden Koran