Written by: Rory McGouran
Photo by: Marla Possberg
The Humboldt Broncos have made a major midseason splash.
On Thursday, November 21st the Humboldt Broncos traded 19-year-old defenseman Chase Felgueiras to the Portage Terriers of the MJHL for future considerations.
Although the Broncos won’t receive any pieces from the trade this year, the future considerations should hold heavy merit. Felgueiras not only is an offensively talented blueliner with a year left of eligibility. He was noticed early as an 18-year-old, being ranked on NHL’s Central Scouting Report last year.
Felgueiras, a Calgary, AB native, came to the Broncos to start the 2018/19 season and finished with 24 points in 57 games. A slow start to his standards to begin the 2019/20 season was quickly washed away, as he put up 14 points in his last 14 games wearing the green and gold Broncos jersey before being traded.
The trade was also a big move for the Portage Terriers who will host the RBC Cup this year, guaranteeing them a spot in the nation’s finale for Jr. A hockey.
The add of Felgueiras will surely go a long way for the Terriers to try and capture a national Jr. A championship, while the Broncos will reap the benefits the following year, as the young herd they gallop on to the ice moves forward without their stellar blueliner.