Matthew Van Blaricom will become a Humboldt Bronco sooner than expected.
The Broncos have announced that their top draft pick in the 2022 SJHL Draft, picked in the first round, 6 th
overall, will join the team immediately for the remainder of the 2022/23 Season.
Originally signed for next season, Van Blaricom has been having an exceptional year with the Tisdale
Trojans U18 AAA program, posting 22 points (13g-9a) in just 17 games, both Van Blaricom and Broncos’
Head Coach, Scott Barney agreed he was ready for the jump to the SJHL to continue his hockey
“This is very exciting for the Broncos, our fan base, and for Matthew,” said Barney. “Tisdale has done an
excellent job in developing Matthew and he’s now ready for the next step in his hockey career.”
Van Blaricom currently leads the Trojans in both points and goals this season, while he’s 3rd in the entire
league in goals, and 8th in points.
The 2006 born, Southy, SK product has already made his SJHL debut with the Broncos on November 9th ,
2022, scoring a powerplay goal in a 4-1 win over the Notre Dame Hounds. The goal also stood as the
The Humboldt Broncos and the City of Humboldt would like to congratulate Matthew and welcome him
and his family to the organization and community.
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