Written by: Rory McGouran
The Humboldt Broncos have acquired a goaltender in a trade with the Weyburn Red Wings.
Noah Decottignies was traded to Humboldt in exchange for the player rights of forward Isaac Leik and a Player Development Fee. The trade officially went through on January 2nd, 2020.
The Broncos, through 36 games this year, have mainly deployed a tandem of SJHL rookies’ Brendan Forman (24GP) and Michael Harroch (10GP). Due to injuries and illness, they have also used Humboldt native, Dawson Cochrane (6GP) and 16-year-old call-up Brett Mirwald (2GP).
Decottignes, a 19-year-old Calgary native, comes to the Broncos after posting a 3.06 GAA and .912 SV% through 22 games played with Weyburn in his SJHL rookie year. He faced 35 shots / 60 minutes played during his tenure with the Red Wings, and was also named the Goalie of the Week in late October.
The rights to Isaac Leik was part of the package moving back to Weyburn. The 18-year-old Duncan, B.C. native cracked the Broncos roster out of camp and has picked up 4 points (3g, 1a) in 23 GP.
The Broncos return from their holiday break on January 3rd and 4th with a home and home set against the Yorkton Terriers where Decotignies should see his first action in net for the green and gold.