Stromme, a Choiceland, SK native entered the Broncos’ Fall Training Camp in late August as a rather darkhorse candidate to make the 25-man roster at the start of the season. However, elite conditioning and work ethic made it apparent to the Broncos coaching and scouting staff that he continued to deserve another look.
“Landen came into camp as one of the top conditioned athletes on our club. He has one hundred percent earned everything through hard work”, said Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney. “He brings a physical element to our line up and has strong leadership skills for a player his age. We are excited to have him in Humboldt.”
Stromme has yet to have his 17th birthday, a milestone that will take place in early November, making him the youngest player on the Broncos this upcoming season and one of only a few 16 year olds in the SJHL when the puck drops on September 24th.
A learning curve might still be inevitable in his rookie season. The 5’10, 185lbs grinder is basically making the jump to Jr. A hockey from the U18 AA ranks.
His last full season came in 19/20 with the North East Wolf Pack U18 AA squad where he accumulated 24 pts (12g, 12a) in 32 games. The following year was slated to be his first in AAA with the Warman Wilcats, however, the COVID-19 pandemic held Stromme to just 7 games.
The Humboldt Broncos will look to make the jump to Jr. A as smooth as possible for the youngster. Although if he brings the same conditioning and work ethic into the regular season, the same way it impressed the brass to keep him around this fall, it’s a learning curve that may smooth out sooner than anticipated.
The Humboldt Brocnos and the rest of the SJHL regular season is scheduled to start on Septemebr 24.