JAXON JOSEPH HAS SCORED 11 TIMES SINCE BEING ACQUIRED BY THE BRONCOS ON NOV. 1. PHOTO COURTESY MARLA POSSBERG.
The Humboldt Broncos have points in eight straight games, a portion of the team’s recent success can be attributed to Jaxon Joseph.
The 20-year-old was acquired from the Melfort Mustangs for Tristen Elder. Since the Edmonton product’s arrival he’s scored 11 goals and added seven assists. He said the transition has been seamless.
“It’s been great, just the welcoming I got from the guys. Everything has been phenomenal,” he said.
Joseph was slated on the club’s top line with Conner Lukan and captain Logan Schatz. He said those two deserve credit for his success.
“When Darcy (Haugan) picked me up he gave me the confidence I needed to get my play back to where I know it can be. Having Lukan and Schatz as line mates helps out a lot too,” Joseph said.
Joseph was named the runner-up for player of the week on Monday.
Team wise the green and gold have climbed into second place in the division behind the Stars. Joseph said the team has found some chemistry.
“Darcy came into the room today and said the team hasn’t been this structured in his three years here. He loves everything we’re doing right now,” he said.
A tough task at hand this weekend for the Broncos with a home and home series against the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s top team, Nipawin. Joseph is very familiar to the Hawks and was on the Melfort team last to beat them at the Centennial Arena way back on Sept. 29.
“To take advantage of them you have to get the puck past their defense and not stop moving. As soon as you stop moving they will take advantage of you,” Joseph explained.
Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. at the Elgar Petersen Arena. It’s the Broncos teddy bear toss game. It’s also family night, a family of up to five can attend for $35.