TISDALE PRODUCT NICK SHUMLANSKI HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY THE BRONCOS. PHOTO COURTESY MARLA POSSBERG.
The Broncos landed a highly sought player on junior hockey trade deadline day Wednesday.
Nick Shumlanski, 20, was acquired from the Flin Flon Bombers for future considerations. The Tisdale product has played 155 regular season games scoring 40 goals and adding 83 assists. Shumlanski has also played 34 playoff games in three seasons with Flin Flon adding 12 points including three goals.
Head Coach Darcy Haugan said Shumlanski was the player the team was looking to acquire.
“We’re definitely excited to add a player of Nick’s caliber. His resume speaks for itself and he’s going to be welcome addition our dressing room,” Haugan said.
The Broncos made a move with Olds (AJHL) with the acquisition of 1999-born defenseman Cale Cripps. The Grande Prairie, Alta born Cripps has played 30 games this season scoring once and adding two assists and 89 penalty minutes. Haugan said the club wanted to be harder to play against in their own end.
“We were looking to solidify our back-end with a depth defenseman who is rugged while playing with an edge. Cale fits that bill, he’s going to be another player that fits well with us,” Haugan said.
Humboldt sent goaltender Sam Jaxon-Visscher to Olds in a separate move from the Cripps deal, also for future considerations. Jaxon-Visscher started nine games in Humboldt posting a 3.30 goals against average with an .882 save percentage.
McKullen Astill, 19, was traded to the South Shore Lumberjacks of the Maritime Junior Hockey League for future considerations. Astill scored once in eight games for the Broncos this season.