The Humboldt Broncos wasted no time adding another offensive weapon following the conclusion of the SJHL roster freeze on January 2nd.
The Broncos acquired 20-year-old forward Jerzy Orchard form the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL in exchange for a Player Development Fee. In 22 games with the Centennials this season, Orchard has compiled 15 points (8g, 7a).
“We are very excited to get a player with the experience that Jerzy brings to our club,” said Broncos Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney. “He is a player we have targeted for the past couple seasons, and we really look forward to getting him in a Broncos’ uniform.”
In addition to Orchard’s 68 games in the BCHL, the Delisle, SK native spent parts of two seasons in the WHL, playing 41 games with the Kamloops Blazers in 2018/19, followed by 11 games with the Saskatoon Blades in 2019/20.
Orchard was drafted 13th overall by the Melville Millionaires back in 2016 but never played a game in the SJHL.
The Humboldt Broncos entered the holiday break in first place in the SJHL and will resume their schedule on January 4th when they travel to Melville to take on the Millionaires.